Finding fitness among the crowd

Some among us would rather climb the steep trail to physical fitness on their own. These often are people who prefer to sweat in private. A few may even be antisocial. But…

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Heeding the signs of heart disease
Doctor drawing ecg heartbeat chart with marker on whiteboard concept for healthcare and medicine

Heeding the signs of heart disease

Heart disease kills one out of every four people who die in the United States each year. Many of those deaths can be prevented, and during American Heart Month — observed throughout February each…

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The flu can raise the risk of heart attack
Young woman taking care of ill grandmother bringing her a cup of lemon tea as a cure for common cold and flu

The flu can raise the risk of heart attack

The news about flu this season just keeps getting worse. Not only has this been a really bad influenza season by most accounts, but a newly published study now adds a lot more evidence to…

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A campaign for smoke-free kids

San Antonio’s health director, Colleen Bridger, said this week she wants to raise the age limit for buying tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21 — a campaign…

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