(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….

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…

(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…

(dragana991/iStock, Getty Images) The percentage of heart attack survivors who experienced another one within a year fell between 2008 and 2017, according to research showing the greatest overall decline was in women. Yet, a separate new survey of women shows heart disease awareness also has dipped over the past decade among those younger than 65….

(Radachynskyi/iStock, Getty Images) A test that measures blood flow changes in the brain shows people with high blood pressure are more likely to experience poorer communication between brain regions than those with normal blood pressure, according to a small study. The research, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, also found those with…

(Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from 2001 to 2014, tallying the number of ischemic, or clot-caused, strokes based on hospital admissions. People with a history of stroke…