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  • Updates from Zero Suicide Summit

    Jean Williams | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Contributor Jean Williams attended the Zero Suicide Summit at the Nigh Center on the University of Central Oklahoma campus Monday. Follow updates from the summit below. @jeaninedok 2:21 p.m. Ready to hear .@KevinHinesStory with .@PivotalPts and .@Savannah_LK at UCO in Edmond. OK. ZERO Suicide...

  • E-Cigarette Makers Confound

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly cloaked themselves as champions of lung health in the digital age. They are putting out among the strongest healthy warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry, going further even...

  • Raymore widow urges others to guard their heart health

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Erin Reynolds loved that her husband, John, had his office in their house. So did he. More casual. More time with their little ones, especially since he sometimes traveled for work. Typical was a note he had left on the counter on a summer day. He had headed out for a short run around lunchtime...

  • Their hearts are in this fight

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Hundreds of people gathered at Bowers Stadium on Saturday morning in support of the American Heart Association and its annual Walker County Heart Walk. The 5K walk and run was done to raise community support and awareness for heart disease. “This was a new experience for me and inspirational as...

  • Family working to save lives, end heart disease

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Mary Beth Miller's life had a purpose. In seven years, she most likely touched more lives than most people touch in a lifetime. Mary Beth, called MB by her friends, was born Oct. 17, 2005, with a congenital heart defect. It's called Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, which...

  • Beer may be good for your brain

    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Scientists discovered that xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in beer, seems to help cognitive function, at least in young mice. They tested this hypothesis in a study that ran in Behavioral Brain Research this week. Xanthohumol did not have the same impact on older mice, according to CNN....

  • Five health benefits of drinking wine

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    As if you needed an excuse to toss back a glass of Cab on Saturday night, wine happens to be pretty darn good for you. And we're not just talking stress relief, either. A large body of research links the ancient drink of choice to everything from cancer prevention to improved immunity, and even...

  • Implanted sensor helps patient manage serious heart condition

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH — It used to be that Susan Beck had to go see her doctor to get a check on her heart failure symptoms. Now, Dr. Ray Benza can check on her condition everyday, without Beck leaving her Ingram, Pa., home. A sensor implanted in Beck’s pulmonary artery generates data about arterial...

  • Cavs' kicker plays after father's heart attack

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia placekicker Ian Frye was feeling pretty good as he headed for the locker room in Saturday's road game at BYU. His 22-yard field goal on the final play of the first half was his third in as many tries and had given the Cavaliers a 16-13 lead against the No....

  • Oklahoma mental health conference focuses on treatment, suicide

    BY NATE ROBSON, Oklahoma Watch | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Suicide and how law enforcement deals with mentally ill people were among the key messages discussed at a mental health conference in Tulsa on Thursday and Friday. About 700 people — including advocates, funders and professionals in mental health and law enforcement — attended the event.

  • FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service HYATTSVILLE, Md. — An expert panel voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for the Food and Drug Administration to impose strict new limitations on the multibillion-dollar testosterone drug industry, which would tighten labels for the medicines so they are not...

  • Pirates studio voice Tekulve has heart transplant

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kent Tekulve (teh-KUL'-vee) is recovering from heart transplant surgery. Allegheny General Hospital officials announced Tuesday that Tekulve was discharged on Friday after having the transplant on Sept. 5. The hospital released a...

  • On-duty Newark officer suffers fatal heart attack

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime member of the Newark police force has died after he had a heart attack while on duty. Officials say 47-year-old Newark Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha Jr. was stricken around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time...

  • Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms, according to USA TODAY. The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and...

  • Doctors hold free seminar on heart failure

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Cardiac specialists from Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center will be holding a free seminar next weekend in Manchester, Vermont, on living with heart failure and advanced treatments. Patients diagnosed with heart failure and their...

  • Heart condition no obstacle to be Toughest Mudder

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — When David Fortner was diagnosed with a heart condition, he didn't take the approach of limiting his body to strenuousness workouts. Instead, Fortner, a 33-year-old youth pastor at Calhoun Baptist Church and coach of the girls' McLean County Middle School basketball team,...

  • San Juan Regional Medical Center, Heart Center offer new solution for coronary artery disease

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    FARMINGTON — A new medical procedure to treat coronary artery disease is now offered in San Juan County, potentially saving residents a trip to Albuquerque. San Juan Regional Medical Center and San Juan Regional Heart Center recently acquired a machine that can bore calcified plaque out of the...

  • FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks. The agency posted its review online...

  • Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    (BPT) - Every year in the United States, about 600,000 people die of heart disease – that’s one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease (CHD), which can lead to heart attack, remains the most common type of heart disease amongst Americans – killing nearly 380,000 annually. What’s more –...

  • Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor’s degree in physics and was working on a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a different career path. He earned a...

  • All Fat Is Bad? Not So Fast

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are...



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