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Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other …


A transplant-ethics fight for the mentally disabled

Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. But Corby, who lives in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is autistic, suffers from several psychological conditions and takes 19 medications. …


Some immune-boosting cancer drugs may pose rare heart risks

Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially …


St. Jude warns batteries in up to 350,000 defibrillators worldwide could short circuit and fail

St. Jude Medical Inc. said Tuesday that nearly 350,000 of its defibrillators implanted in patients may short-circuit and stop, a malfunction that may have killed two people.


House call: New study points to new goals for blood pressure

Large study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show significant health improvements for those who treat high blood pressure aggressively.


As evidence mounts, fewer doctors perform unnecessary angioplasties

Plenty of patients, and even some heart specialists, still angioplasty is the way to go to widen narrowing arteries. But study after study has been showing that the conventional wisdom …


Bill Clinton returns home after heart procedure

Former President Bill Clinton was recovering at his suburban home with his wife on Friday after leaving a Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure to fix a blocked …


Group helps pets in Oklahoma flooding

Oklahoma’s torrential downpours and subsequent floods have turned into more than last week’s headlines for five members of Spokane-based Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team. The group arrived in Miami, Okla., …