Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Atlanta, Georgia - Engaging in regular exercise is good for you for many reasons, and one of them is to lower your risk of getting breast cancer. Many studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown consistently that an increase in physical activity is linked to a lower breast cancer risk.

After stroke strikes, what comes next?

Dallas, Texas - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, wants stroke survivors to know that while life may be different after a stroke, rehabilitation can help them regain some independence, decrease chances of another stroke and provide new goals to work toward.

Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Washington, DC - It’s time to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone get their flu vaccine now as influenza often increases at this time of year. In addition, the American Red Cross has steps people can take to help prevent the spread of the flu.

Delayed pushing appears to have no effect on chances for spontaneous vaginal delivery

Washington, DC - Delaying pushing during the second stage of labor - when the cervix is fully dilated at 10 centimeters - is a common practice at many U.S. hospitals, but it may have no effect on whether pregnant women deliver spontaneously (without a cesarean section or other intervention), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

Atlanta, Georgia - As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, the American Cancer Society says remarkable progress against the disease should not obscure the significant challenges remaining.