Think you’re destined to get cardiovascular disease since it runs in your family? Take heart. A recent New England Journal of Medicine study suggests a healthy lifestyle may cut risk of heart disease events by about half. Events included heart attack, heart bypass surgery (restoring blood flow to heart muscle)
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Q. I’m traveling to Europe soon and facing about a nine-hour flight. I’m concerned about air travel increasing the risk of blood clots. What can I do to prevent this occurring?
A. About one person in 4,500 develops deep vein thrombosis (DVT, or a blood clot) within eight weeks of air
Flu Shots: Timing May Count
The annual flu shot may be more effective if you get it in the morning, according to a study published earlier this year (Vaccine, May). Researchers looked at 276 people, age 65 and older, who were vaccinated against three different flu strains either between 9am and