February 02, 2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Stress Fracture
A stress fracture is a common injury of the
lower leg and foot, involving overused muscles that become fatigued
and are no longer able to protect nearby bones from stress and
New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk:
A new medication that helps
prevent strokes in people with the abnormal heart rhythm disorder
known as atrial fibrillation poses less risk of bleeding in the
brain than a commonly used drug, research comparing rivaroxaban
(Xarelto) and warfarin suggests.
Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC
The sale of pet turtles was
banned three decades ago in the United States, but the small
reptiles are still available and continue to infect young children
with salmonella, a new report warns.
Being Fit Before Stroke May Aid Recovery
Doctors have long known
that regular exercise can help lower the risk of stroke, but a new
study suggests that people who are physically fit also have better
odds of recovery if they do suffer a stroke.
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart
Heart disease is the
leading cause of death among women, according to the American Heart
Association, but millions of women are not even aware of their risk
because heart disease is often silent and misunderstood.