Health News

Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Officials Crack Down on Nicotine Products
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a leading authority on children's health issues, is looking to clear the air on tobacco product use.
How to Fight Depression After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, taking care of your body is very important — and so is taking care of your mind.
Gender Differences for Chantix
If you're a man taking Chantix and aren't seeing immediate results, don't get discouraged just yet. New evidence suggests that the popular anti-smoking aid may help women more than men — but only at first.
New Guidelines for Smokers' Health Care
Smoking has been tied to numerous health issues. Now an expert panel has made recommendations for doctors who care for adults and pregnant women who smoke.
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
"AFib" may sound like a little white lie, but it’s actually a serious medical condition. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of heartbeat rhythm problem.
To Keep Your Kids from Smoking, Kick the Habit Yourself
Peer pressure is a concern for many parents when it comes to cigarettes. But new evidence suggests that parents' smoking habits may be a key factor, too.
Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
Smoking Might Be Even More Dangerous Than You Think
There are countless reasons to quit smoking. And new data may add 12 more reasons to the list.
Can Chantix Make a Comeback?
For many longtime smokers, quitting cold turkey is far from easy. But there may now be some good news for smokers looking to kick the habit.