Clean Teeth Love a Healthy Heart
Taking care of your teeth may provide more benefits than you think. Proper gum and tooth care is not only good for your oral health, but it might help your heart as well.
Bowel Woes Linked to Heart Troubles
Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be painful and interfere with a good quality of life. Recent research suggests that IBD symptoms may also be linked to heart health.
Who's the Drunkest of Them All?
Many Americans may enjoy drinking on New Year's Eve, but they don't top the charts. In fact, the US is not even among the 25 "drunkest" countries in world alcohol consumption rates.
Stay A While, Or Not
Most people want to be in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible and not have to come back. This also holds true for veterans.
Smoke Damage Hits Low and Long
Damage from smoking can creep below our lungs. Our stomachs can hurt, the pain can spread into the colon, and the pain can stay even if we quit.
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
Fatty Liver and More May Harden Arteries
Your heart and blood health can have a huge impact on the health of other bodily systems. Similarly, your heart health can be affected by the health of other organs, including your liver.
Heart Drug Linked to Celiac Symptoms
A popular medication that can help with high blood pressure may also cause severe gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities. But why?
Improving Hearts Before Transplant
When patients are awaiting a life-saving kidney or liver transplant, their failing organs are not the only thing they need to worry about; many of these patients also have heart problems.
Gum Disease and Bedroom Bummer for Men
Living with erectile dysfunction, or impotence, can be a huge blow to a man's ego and, in some cases, his health. If doctors know who is at risk, they can take steps to stop erection problems.