Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback.

Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease.

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood.

Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests.

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

3,300 Heat Deaths a Year Projected for NYC by 2080

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heat-related deaths in New York City could soar in coming decades because of climate change if preventive measures aren't taken, a new study indicates.

Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests.

Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Foods rich in fiber not only keep you "regular," they may help you live longer without disease, new research suggests.