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Antibiotics and Aortic Aneurysm Risk
A common type of antibiotic may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection, according to a new study.
World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a mechanical heart valve to include a smaller size for use in newborns.
Salt and Your Heart
Other nutrients in your diet may not counteract the harmful effects of sodium (salt) on blood pressure, according to a new study.
Get Your ZZZs Every Day
Many people try to catch up on sleep over the weekend in an effort to offset the negative health effects of too little sleep during the week. But these people may be in for a rude awakening.
This Antibiotic May Harm Those with Heart Disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication for a common antibiotic.
Warfarin Monitoring: An Update
To help prevent inaccurate test results from warfarin INR test meters, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued some new recommendations.
The Benefits of Exercise After Breast Cancer
Aerobic exercise and resistance training could help women who have survived breast cancer live longer, according to a new study.
Several New Medications Approved
As a new year begins, we celebrate the beginning of something new and exciting. This year, that includes several new medication approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
DASH Diet Comes Out on Top Again
In a recent report, the DASH Diet beat nearly 38 other diets and was ranked best overall diet for the eighth consecutive year.
New Rx to Treat Very Low Blood Pressure
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat very low blood pressure.