Dangers of Smoking After Surgery
After surgery, the body needs to focus on healing. Smoking may interfere with this healing process. People who smoke after surgery could be putting their bodies at serious risk for complications.
Mortality Rates Up in Smaller Hospitals
Though hospitals are the place to receive care fast, smaller hospitals might not be keeping up with the bigger ones. It appears the quality of care delivered does vary between hospitals.
Macrolides and Heart Attacks
We think of antibiotics as something that will only bring us health – not harm. However a recent study is exploring a potential connection between a specific antibiotic and heart troubles.
FDA Sounds Heart Alarm on Popular Antibiotic
A common treatment for bronchitis, strep throat, pneumonia and earaches, azithromycin may also cause a deadly reaction in some patients, according to a new FDA warning.
Pneumonia Could Make Your Heart Skip a Beat
Being hospitalized for pneumonia can put patients on a fast track to heart disease. If that weren't bad enough, these patients may also be at risk of developing irregular heart beats.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Cardiac surgery is a big deal. Perhaps preparing the body for recovery beforehand could be a good way to boost the body’s ability to repair itself afterwards.
Is My Heart Safe from Food Poisoning Bug?
One of the most common causes of food poisoning is the bacteria E. coli. It can also cause high blood pressure, so researchers wanted to know: does it increase the risk of heart disease?
Can Flu Shots Help Hearts?
Getting a jab for the flu might do more than protect you from coming down with it. It might actually lower your risk of a heart attack. Two recent studies have found a possible benefit for your heart from the flu vaccine.
Run With Fluidity, But Not With Fluid
Getting a runner's high is the ultimate goal for marathon runners. But these runners can get a bit more than they asked for if they're not too careful.
'Z-Pack' Linked to Heart Risk
A common antibiotic appears to be linked to an elevated risk of cardiovascular death within the first five days of taking the medication. Though the complication is rare, researchers said the finding is important.