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  • Over-the-counter remedies come in handy when the common cold strikes. But it's important to remember that the remedies are still medications that can interact with other drugs and interfere with existing health problems, reports the November 2014... Read more »
  • Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. New research suggests that for people with both conditions, treating the gum disease may lower their health care costs and the number of times they end up in the hospital, reports the November 2014... Read more »
  • A decent body of research has made the phrases "consume alcohol in moderation" and "good for the heart" go together like gin and tonic. But moderate drinking may not be good for everyone, so a personalized approach is best, reports the November 2014... Read more »
  • Navigating the annual health plan changes, figuring out insurance copays, and finding the pharmacy with the best buys can be daunting. Dealing with Medicare's medication coverage gap, the so-called donut hole, adds to the challenge.  Four basic... Read more »
  • For millions of allergy sufferers, fall is a potent time for allergy-inducing allergens, reports the October 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "The fall allergy season is usually the result of pollen from weeds. But after the first frost, it's all about... Read more »
  • The rapid, irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation is a key cause of stroke. New research suggests that it's to blame for more strokes than doctors realized, and that simply measuring the pulse could help detect unrecognized atrial... Read more »
  • For men who have had a heart attack, stroke, or other problem related to clogged arteries, the benefits of taking aspirin outweigh the risks. In this group, the benefits include preventing a first or repeat heart attack or stroke or dying... Read more »
  • A healthy diet is the best lifestyle choice to lower high cholesterol. Yet many women ignore this approach because they think it means switching to less appetizing food or eliminating dishes they love. A heart-healthy diet doesn't have to be an... Read more »
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