Health News

Most Polluted Cities in the US
The American Lung Association released a list of the most polluted cities in the US.
How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about the leading causes of death for the general US population.
Using Blood Pressure Meds to Treat Kidney Disease
People with advanced kidney disease sometimes must undergo dialysis, during which waste is filtered from the blood. Certain drugs may delay the need for dialysis.
Vitamins Did Little to Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer
Vitamins help “fill in the gaps” of a diet by providing us with nutrients we may not be getting enough of, but can they actually lower our risk for common diseases like cancer and heart disease?
Low Vitamin D Might Be Result of Disease, Not Cause
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. But is a lack of vitamin D a cause or result of disease?
Is Red Wine a Health Drink?
As you raise your glass in a toast to celebrate the season, you’ll be happy to know you might be giving your health some good tidings. That is, as long as your glass is filled with red wine.
Calcium + Vitamin D Supplements = A Mixed Bag
Keeping track of which dietary supplements are beneficial, harmful, or do nothing at all is a time-consuming endeavor. So what’s the latest information on calcium and vitamin D supplements?
News Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Take to Heart
Therapies that are successful in wiping out childhood leukemia can impact the health of survivors years down the road. New research found that heart problems can begin to appear in survivors even during childhood.
Unclear if Multivitamins Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease
It’s estimated that about half of all adult Americans take some type of dietary supplement. As a nation, we spend nearly $12 billion each year on vitamin and mineral supplements. But do these supplements help prevent our most daunting diseases?