FDA Compares Risks of Pradaxa and Warfarin
FDA research has taken a closer look at the risks of two medications commonly used to lower the risk for stroke and blood clots.
How Fast Food Leads to Health Problems
Did you hear that McDonald's is serving breakfast ALL DAY? While that may be fun and convenient, don't forget how fast food affects your health.
Healthy Habits After You Hit 40
Most doctors will say that your 40's are an important time for preventing health problems. Here’s some tips that can help you stay healthy.
Colon Condition Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Diverticulosis — the presence of small pockets in the walls of the colon — is a very common digestive condition among older people. Researchers recently explored if diverticular diseases raised risks for cardiovascular disease.
Blood Clot Risks Found for Hospitalized Children
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rare in children, which often causes it to be overlooked, leading to delays in treatment that can sometimes be deadly.
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.
Time of Anti-Clotting Therapy With Stents
Mesh tubes called stents can help keep blood vessels open in people with blocked arteries. To prevent blood clots from forming in stents, patients take anti-clotting agents, but it has not been clear how long this therapy should last.
Which Pill is Best?
Birth control pills are some of the most common medications prescribed in the United States. Therefore, it is important to know about the different risks that different pills have.
Dabigatran a Danger for Mechanical Valves?
Some patients with weak heart valves opt to get an artificial valve to improve heart function. These valves require lifelong anticlotting medication, but some medications may be more effective than others.
Need for Warfarin is in the Genes
DNA varies from person to person and, in some ways, group to group. Those variations may explain why many blacks require much less of a widely prescribed blood thinner than do whites.