Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows.

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.

If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests.

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure, a large study finds.

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is obesity more deadly for some races than for others? Prior research had suggested that when blacks become obese, they might be slightly less likely to die early, compared to people of other races of similar weight.

Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests.

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live near major roads may be at increased risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study suggests.