Mexico’s president is lashing out at criticism of the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, dismissing a pair of scandals as the work of conservative opponents or grumpy “elderly people who go grumbling because they don’t like to be vaccinated.” An 84-year-old man suffered a heart attack and at least three others fainted after waiting in line for hours outside one vaccination station in the northern state of Coahuila, and a man was stuck with an empty needle at another center on the outskirts of Mexico City. Despite successes like free shots, Mexico's vaccine rollout employs vaccination sites of differing quality and half a dozen vaccines.
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A prayer vigil is planned outside the suburban New York hospital where rapper DMX remains on life support following a heart attack. The family of the rapper says in an email that the vigil will be held outside White Plains Hospital at 5 p.m. Monday. The family says DMX remains in a coma and is on a ventilator as of Sunday evening. His longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was admitted to the intensive care unit but said he could not confirm reports that the artist overdosed on drugs. DMX made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Here's a sobering statistic to think about this heart month: Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone has a heart attack. One of the most serious complications is a condition called cardiogenic shock, where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Now, the world's tiniest heart pump with Smart Assist is helping doctors save and strengthen a patient's own heart.
At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, or AFib. It's an irregular heartbeat or a "quivering" heart that, left untreated, could lead to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. Medication is the gold standard treatment, but a new study may lead to a change for doctors and patients.
About 108 million Americans struggle with high blood pressure. It's a problem that can raise your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious medical conditions. The good news is you can lower your blood pressure with some simple diet changes. Find out what foods to choose.
Unlike a heart attack that hits fast and hard, heart failure can be a gradual process. Before you realize what's happening, a lot of damage can be done. Learn about some signs and symptoms of heart failure that you could be dangerously mistaking for something else.
Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, and about 140,000 die. Exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent a stroke, but there are some other ways your doctor might not have told you.
Researchers are working hard to understand as much as possible about the coronavirus, and information seems to be changing constantly. You may have heard that taking certain pain relievers can worsen the virus, but is that claim true?