Studies show that fast treatment makes patients more likely to survive certain types of heart attacks. According to national guidelines, heart attack patients should go from hospital door to "balloon" treatment within 90 minutes.
Strokes kill 130,000 Americans every year, which is one out of every 19 deaths. It is also the leading cause of disability, but would you recognize the signs of a stroke if it was happening to you or to a loved one?
Instead of buying jeans, having lunch and getting a haircut in one stop, think mammogram, blood pressure check and pharmaceuticals. Like America's shopping malls, so-called "medical malls" provide an array of medical services under one roof.
A new study may help scientists unlock a medical mystery. Researchers have found that rheumatoid arthritis patients seem to have protection from developing Alzheimer's disease. The scientific link between the two may help researchers develop a new treatment for Alzheimer's.