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HealthKeyI shouldn't have had a heart attack 11 days shy of my 55th birthday. Just one month earlier I'd passed a physical with flying colors. My blood pressure was its usual 110/70. My bad and good cholesterol levels were respectively low and high. I never...
Robert L. McNeil Jr., a Philadelphia chemist who developed a little-known pain reliever called paracetamol into the global blockbuster Tylenol, creating a fortune that he freely distributed to charities, universities and museums, died May 20 of a heart...
McClatchy TribuneThe two small-town hospitals could hardly be more alike. Just 20 miles apart in southern Minnesota, they're both run by the Mayo Health System and even share some of the same doctors. Yet in Albert Lea, patients hospitalized with heart failure are...
The Los Angeles TimesThe packages say Maalox Advanced and Maalox Total Relief, and consumers might justifiably think that they're simply two versions of the same product. They're not, and mixups have resulted in at least five reports of serious adverse reactions, the Food and...
Associated PressNEW YORK - Johnson & Johnson issued a massive recall Friday of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph's aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick. It was the second such recall in less than a month because of the...
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Use the checklists below to help you stay healthy to age 50 and beyond. The checklists help answer your questions about what daily steps you can take for good health; whether you need medicines to prevent disease; and which screening tests you need and...
McClatchy TribuneGot a headache? If so, Consumer Reports dares to ask whether you're accidentally causing yourself more pain by over-treating your symptoms with common pain relievers. It also recommends patients and their doctors consider the generic prescription-drug...
HealthKey.com contributorA stroke is a life-threatening event that occurs either when a blood clot breaks and subsequently blocks an artery or blood vessel, or when blood hemorrhages into the brain due to leakage from a damaged artery. Brain cells die and brain damage occurs....
Booster ShotsAn inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
The Daily MirrorA Dog's Life Several weeks ago Glen Shahan's miniature schnauzer, Henry, developed a cough. When it persisted, the veterinarian recommended that Henry's tonsils come out. This was done but poor Henry continued to wheeze, and the other day Glenn, ABC TV...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterUntested? No. Rushed into production? Not really. Full of substances that do harm? Hardly, and especially not compared with the dangers of the H1N1 flu virus. That is the retort of researchers, scientists, federal health authorities and others familiar...
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