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Special to the Los Angeles TimesSay what you will about Mars and Venus, but anatomically, male and female hearts look the same. When healthy, both should be about the size of a fist. Both have three main coronary arteries, the large blood vessels that wrap around the outside of the...
Use the checklists below to help you stay healthy to age 50 and beyond. The checklists help answer your questions about what daily steps you can take for good health; whether you need medicines to prevent disease; and which screening tests you need and...
McClatchy TribuneGot a headache? If so, Consumer Reports dares to ask whether you're accidentally causing yourself more pain by over-treating your symptoms with common pain relievers. It also recommends patients and their doctors consider the generic prescription-drug...
HealthKey.com contributorA stroke is a life-threatening event that occurs either when a blood clot breaks and subsequently blocks an artery or blood vessel, or when blood hemorrhages into the brain due to leakage from a damaged artery. Brain cells die and brain damage occurs....
Tags: Brain, Heart Attack, Drugs and Medicines, Hemorrhaging, Stroke
Booster ShotsAn inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
The Daily MirrorA Dog's Life Several weeks ago Glen Shahan's miniature schnauzer, Henry, developed a cough. When it persisted, the veterinarian recommended that Henry's tonsils come out. This was done but poor Henry continued to wheeze, and the other day Glenn, ABC TV...
The Fabulous ForumThree reporters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the South African horns that have been ubiquitous at the 2010 World Cup. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your......
Q. I am worried that the medications I take might interact with each other. I also take several supplements. What should I do? Christine, La Caņada A recent study of adults in the United States showed that more than 90% of people 65 or older use at...
Chicago TribuneThe World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic; the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. In the United States alone, there are more than 13,000 cases and at least 27 deaths from swine flu. Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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