risk factors

Most smokers know that smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer, but they may not be aware of the other health problems it can cause. (Photo: gunnerl/Getty Images)

Health Risks

Smoking Risks Are More Than Lung Cancer Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results of the other checks – provide information that offers clues to
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Women account for two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases and two-thirds of all caregivers. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Sixth Leading Killer

Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths Is on the Rise The rate of death from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States increased by more than 50 percent in the past 15 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In part, it is because Americans are living
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Women may not have typical symptoms of a heart attack. (Photo: Penn State)

Heart disease

Women May Not Have Typical Symptoms When having a heart attack, most people will experience some kind of chest pain or pressure that worsens. Pain and pressure, along with sweating, shortness of breath and pain that migrates into the arms or neck are the typical heart attack
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