Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting inhaled medications used by millions of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may raise the risk of cardiovascular complications among older patients, a new large Canadian study reveals.
Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although people with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are often advised to avoid activities more strenuous than golf or bowling, new research suggests that many people with these heart devices can participate in more vigorous sports.
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition
that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously
waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new
study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be
caused by -- Alzheimer's disease.
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps that turn your
smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS
system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life
if you're having a heart attack.
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease
risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and
smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the
United States, according to a new study.