Imagine stepping onto a scale – not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing. That’s the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new risk factor for heart failure: leg bioimpedance. More frequently used to calculate body fat, bioimpedance uses low electrical currents to measure resistance within tissue….

California’s new law banning taxes on sugary drinks in the nation’s most populated state handed the beverage industry a major victory. Health advocates, however, say it’s a major defeat for the public’s well-being. They’re already looking into options to repeal the law that passed Thursday after a swift and dramatic political fight. Experts worry the…

Imagine stepping onto a scale – not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing. That’s the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new risk factor for heart failure: leg bioimpedance. More frequently used to calculate body fat, bioimpedance uses low electrical currents to measure resistance within tissue….

California’s new law banning taxes on sugary drinks in the nation’s most populated state handed the beverage industry a major victory. Health advocates, however, say it’s a major defeat for the public’s well-being. They’re already looking into options to repeal the law that passed Thursday after a swift and dramatic political fight. Experts worry the…

One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren’t caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes as those whose heart attack was triggered by the most common source – a blockage. Scientists refer to heart attacks not caused by blocked arteries as MINOCA, short for myocardial infarction with…

One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren’t caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes as those whose heart attack was triggered by the most common source – a blockage. Scientists refer to heart attacks not caused by blocked arteries as MINOCA, short for myocardial infarction with…

Sara and Court Hoffman at their wedding in Mexico, just days after her heart attack. (Photo courtesy of Sara Hoffman) Four hours into a nearly six-hour flight from Seattle to Mexico, Sara Metz felt overly anxious – far more than the usual jitters of a bride-to-be days before her wedding on a beach in Playa…

Sara and Court Hoffman at their wedding in Mexico, just days after her heart attack. (Photo courtesy of Sara Hoffman) Four hours into a nearly six-hour flight from Seattle to Mexico, Sara Metz felt overly anxious – far more than the usual jitters of a bride-to-be days before her wedding on a beach in Playa…

LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity – and what happens to their health as they grow older. “They’ve been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved,” said Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen. “We’re talking about a major public health issue.”…

LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity – and what happens to their health as they grow older. “They’ve been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved,” said Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen. “We’re talking about a major public health issue.”…