(Ponchai Soda/EyeEm, Getty Images) A transient ischemic attack, often called a mini-stroke, usually doesn’t last long or cause permanent damage. But it still needs medical attention, because it may be warning of a future stroke that can have dire consequences. Research has shown women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with TIAs, and…

(Ulf Wittrock/EyeEm, Getty Images) Lea en español The patients, most of them young, began showing up at hospitals in the spring of 2019. Some were coughing, out of breath or feverish. Some were vomiting or had diarrhea. Some ended up in intensive care, needing oxygen. Some died. They had been vaping, and their condition acquired…

(Drazen Zigic/iStock, Getty Images) With the coronavirus causing some gym-goers and regulars at the local recreation center to reconsider their workout spot, staying physically active means getting creative with an exercise routine closer to home. There are lots of safe ways to work out while maintaining physical distance. Early fall is a prime time to…

Zach Nelson with his wife, Leah, who performed CPR on him until help arrived. (Photo courtesy of Zach Nelson) Teacher Zach Nelson spent most of his Sunday preparing for the week ahead, working deep into the evening. He put his 5-year-old son to bed, then returned to his laptop to continue with his lesson plans….

Ana Yris Guzmán, co-founder of Nuestra Escuela. (Photo courtesy of Nuestra Escuela) Lea en español Justo Méndez Arámburu’s idea to start a nonprofit alternative school in Puerto Rico came to him in a dream. His 15-year-old daughter, Ana Mercedes, who had died in a car accident a few months earlier, appeared to him and encouraged…

(SCIEPRO/Science Photo Library, Getty Images) Fourteen new genes have been linked to an increased risk of an often-deadly condition called abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a new study in U.S. veterans. Only about 20% of people survive a rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a bulging or weakening of the large oxygen-supplying blood vessel that…

Kelly Sosnowski (right) and her mother, Susan Hodgins, at an AHA Go Red for Women event in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Sosnowski) After taking her daughter to softball practice, Kelly Sosnowski popped over to the mall to run an errand. Walking inside, she felt a heavy pain in her chest and upper back. She…

(Kateryna Chernetska/iStock, Getty Images) From the moment in January when she first heard about the new coronavirus, Suzanne Kathro worried about catching it. In mid-August, she did. “That’s when the ghosting started,” said Kathro, 72, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. After she and her husband, Paul, got sick, some of their friends stopped communicating. “Just…

(American Heart Association) A common congenital heart defect may reduce exercise capacity as a person gets older – even if the condition was surgically repaired or deemed too minor to treat, according to new research. A study from Denmark suggests that adults with a ventricular septal defect – repaired or not – have a reduced…

(adamkaz/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español We interrupt your latest binge of breaking political news, fear-provoking campaign commercials and angry posts from your favorite pundit to report that politics can be stressful. That stress can be bad for your health. But – some good news here – you can take steps to manage it. If…