Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes, the most common form diagnosed in children and adolescents.

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monthly blood transfusions may lower the chances of "silent" strokes in some children with sickle cell anemia, a new clinical trial indicates.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients' risk of falls and broken bones.

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics are at increased risk of developing heart disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.