New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging

Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

Living With Cancer: Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

Scottsdale, Arizona - Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Gardens in full bloom and long days filled with sunlight and warm temperatures. However, as the temperature rises it's good to keep a few things in mind in order to stay safe and healthy in the summer sun and heat.

Sex after acute coronary syndrome: What you need to know

Scottsdale, Arizona - Are you worried about whether sex after an acute coronary syndrome, such as a heart attack or unstable angina, is safe? Experts agree that most people can safely return to sexual activity after recovering from a heart attack — as long as your heart disease is stabilized.

Low Blood Pressure

Rochester, Minnesota - A blood pressure reading has two numbers, given in millimeters of mercury. The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. That’s systolic pressure. The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats. That’s the diastolic pressure.

USDA Reminds Americans to Avoid Foodborne Bacteria on the Fourth of July

Washington, DC - No matter where you find yourself on the Fourth of July, you will probably see lots of food, beverages and grass-stained sneakers. Whether you’re enjoying a barbecue in the great outdoors, traveling to see family or friends, or spending time at home, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging everyone to take extra food safety precautions when planning their menu.