Arlington, Virginia - Cumulative out-of-pocket expenses for the treatment of chronic heart disease led to significant financial burdens for low-income families, even for those with health insurance, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in quality of care and outcomes research in cardiovascular disease and stroke for researchers, healthcare professionals and policymakers.

Washington, DC - Influenza vaccines that better target the influenza surface protein called neuraminidase (NA) could offer broad protection against various influenza virus strains and lessen the severity of illness, according to new research published in Cell. Current seasonal influenza vaccines mainly target a different, more abundant influenza surface protein called hemagglutinin (HA). However, because influenza vaccines offer varying and sometimes limited protection, scientists are exploring ways to improve vaccine effectiveness.

Scottsdale, Arizona - The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. Moving more reduces your risk of many conditions, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. And, now, you can add some conditions of the brain to that list.

Rochester, Minnesota - Although each individual’s risk of cancer is different, depending on factors such as medical history, family history and ethnic background, research clearly shows there are several significant lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of cancer.

Yuma, Arizona - You've heard the uplifting stories: Passersby dropping scads of cash into charity collection buckets or anonymous donors paying off hospital bills for strangers. And people helping victims during storms and natural disasters. These acts of kindness make everybody feel good.