1. Heart Risks Rise with Obesity

      TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news for overweight Americans: A 30-year study finds the risk for heart disease rises the longer someone is obese. "Each year of obesity was associated with about a 2 to 4 percent higher risk of subclinical coronary heart disease," said study lead author Jared Reis, an epidemiologist with the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. "…Read More

  2. More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

    MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for high blood pressure in American teens and children increased 27 percent over 13 years, a new study finds, as waistlines thickened and kids consumed more salt in their diets. "High blood pressure is the predominant risk factor for stroke, and stroke rates have been rising in children in the U.S. over recent years," said Dr. David Katz, director of th…Read More

  3. Depression: Stopping the Thief that Steals Your Life

    Depression is a potentially life-threatening mood disorder that affects 1 in 5 persons in the United States, or approximately 17.6 million Americans each year. Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world and is growing in all age groups, especially teens and in virtually every community. Depressed patients are more likely to develop many secondary diseases including ty…Read More