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blood

Ready for your cardiorespiratory test?

There's plenty of focus on blood pressure and cholesterol, but consider evaluating the efficiency of your cardiorespiratory system.

Science probes dementia-anemia link

Low level of blood protein that transports oxygen is associated with greater risk of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

For ailing arteries—a warm soak?

A lukewarm bath followed by light exercise could do just as well as heavy exercise when treating a cholesterol-related artery disease, researchers find.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

A harbinger hormone?

Researchers suspect high levels of a key hormone in the blood could hint at a person's risk of developing age-related ailments, such as weakness and poor balance.

Have anemia? An app and a fingernail may be able to tell

Test accuracy is on par with currently available point-of-care tests, without the need to draw blood.

Expecting? Blood type matters

You should know your blood type and your partner's blood type—and learn more about Rh incompatibility.

Study investigates alcohol, stroke link

While light drinking may lessen your risk of one type of stroke, heavy drinking will increase your risk of both types.

Researchers suspect cancer, obesity link

People who stay slim throughout life may reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

Cellular combat

Clinical trials showing great promise in graft-versus-host disease treatment.

Patient Story

‘I’ve been waiting for a long time’

Lilly gives thanks for a bone marrow donor as she prepares to receive the gift of life.

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