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Screening for Preeclampsia Recommended

All pregnant women should have their blood pressure checked regularly. The goal is to identify and diagnosis preeclampsia early, before it causes serious complications.   more »»

Energy Drinks Affect Heart and BP

Energy drinks have a greater impact on your heart and blood pressure than caffeine. Even though energy drinks contain caffeine, they also contain proprietary energy blends.   more »»

How to Save Money and Eat Healthier

If you'd like to save money and eat healthier at the same time, then eat at home. A new study confirms what many mothers and grandmothers have long said. Eating dinner at home means better food and lower costs.   more »»

Goldilocks Temperature Not Best for You

Having the temperature "just right" all the time might be bad for your health. Temperatures outside of what is considered the normal comfort zone increase metabolism and energy expenditure.   more »»

ER Visits for Diverticulitis Climbing

Diverticulitis is driving more people to the emergency room. The numbers have increased by 21 percent in recent years.   more »»

Flame Retardants Found in Dorm Room Dust

College students may be getting heavy exposure to chemicals in flame retardants. A new study shows that students living in college dormitories are exposed to high levels of flame retardants in dust.   more »»

Diet Drinks Linked to Stroke and Dementia

Drinking diet soda might help your waistline, but it might hurt your brain. Drinking one artificially sweetened beverage daily is being linked to an almost three times greater risk of stroke or dementia.   more »»

Prostate Screening Levels Off

About one in three men over 50 are routinely tested for prostate cancer. That's down from the start of the decade but higher than four years ago.   more »»

Digital Tech Improving Mammograms

Digital mammograms have led to increased cancer detection. But they have also led to an increase in women undergoing biopsies for benign conditions.   more »»

Cycling to Work Saves Lives

Walking or cycling to work could keep you alive longer. Walking or biking to work has been linked, in a new study, to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.   more »»

Note: Some of these reports concern ongoing medical studies. Such studies may not be the final word on a subject.

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