Yuma, Arizona - It’s a condition that can have you giving a thumbs-down to activities that require gripping and pinching motions. Thumb arthritis causes pain and swelling in the thumb, and makes it difficult to do simple tasks, such as swinging golf clubs, turning doorknobs and opening jars.

Jacksonville, Florida - A diagnosis of cancer is often followed by myriad doctor appointments and many questions.

Dallas, Texas - The American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are now accepting applications for a $5 million co-funded research initiative within the American Heart Association’s Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network. The American Heart Association’s portion of the joint funding is made possible by a gift from keen supporters of the Association, David and Stevie Spina of Massachusetts.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.– the highest number ever.

Dallas, Texas - One in four people leave their job within a year of returning to work after having a heart attack, according to a newly published study from Denmark in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.