After heart attack, life can feel like a ‘time bomb’

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A brief chest pain, numbness in the arm or even fatigue is enough to worry Sandra Thornton, a heart attack survivor.

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Aggressive diabetes treatments no help to heart

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Aggressive drug treatment to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in diabetics does little to prevent heart disease and strokes, but it does help prevent diabetic eye disease, nerve and kidney disease, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

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Coverage for uninsured in poor health has a catch

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The Obama administration is launching a special coverage program for uninsured Americans with medical problems this week, the most ambitious early investment of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

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Why ‘Eclipse,’ iPhone fans love waiting in long lines

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Psychologists and marketing specialists say long lines are a result of people seeking connection over shared experience.

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Saturday “Smart Swap!”: Wendy’s

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At Wendy’s, the Premium Fish Filet is a whale of a sandwich at 450 calories. If you’re fishing for for a better calorie bargain, ask for a ham and …

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What’s Your Weight-Loss “Achilles Heel”?

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Greek mythology isn’t often a topic of conversation around my house, but it happened to be this weekend. I must admit that I segued the conversation to yours truly; I …

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9 in 10 docs blame lawsuit fears for overtesting

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Ninety percent of physicians in a new survey think doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits.

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Vaccination role unclear in whooping cough outbreak

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Whooping cough, declared an epidemic in California last week, may look like just a cold or a persistent cough in adults. But in infants, it can be fatal, making adult vaccination essential, doctors say.

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Arsenic water killing 1 in 5 in Bangladesh

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New research has linked arsenic exposure to millions of deaths  in Bangladesh — an impoverished country where up to half of its 150 million people have guzzled tainted groundwater.

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10 ways to find more pleasure every day

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Go ahead: Indulge yourself. Top your cone with another scoop of ice cream. Then check out these suggestions for creating (even more) moments to savor.

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