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Where You Live Might Affect Your Health
Living in a rural area may mean you face a raised risk of death, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Why Lung Transplant Patients Should Watch Their Skin
A medication commonly prescribed to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients may wind up posing some unexpected risks.
Common Types of Lung Disease
A cough that won’t go away, shortness of breath during normal activity, wheezing and chest pain. These may all be signs of a problem in the lungs. 
The Risks of Youth E-Cig Use
Experimenting is often how kids and teens learn. Experimenting with electronic cigarettes, however, may be risky.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
FDA Approves New Use of Glucose Monitoring System for Hospitals
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a new indication for the Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System, extending its use to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized.
Pulmonary Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Medical conditions that affect breathing can take an immediate toll on health and may set the stage for other serious problems later in life.
FDA Approves New Device to Preserve Donated Lungs
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to preserve donated lungs. According to the agency, the device might lead to more lung transplants.
Smoking Tied to Large Number of Deaths in Asia
As smoking has begun to decline in some parts of the world, including the US, it is still increasing in other regions. A new study explored tobacco use in Asia.