• Bernie Sanders Dec 31, 2019

    Prompt Care Was Key to Bernie Sanders' Recovery From Heart Attack

    Bernie Sanders suffered “modest heart muscle damage” during his recent heart attack but has since recovered well and is fit enough for the rigors of the presidential campaign and the White House should he win it, according to letters released Monday by his primary care physician and two cardiologists. The 78-year-old Vermont senator is the oldest candidate in the 2020 presidential...

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    Trump's Weekend Hospital Visit Draws a Skeptical Reaction

    A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way. Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions about his health, despite White House officials’ insistence that the president was merely getting...

  • New York City Nov 16, 2019

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nov 11, 2019

    Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, But Many Still Need Care

    Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday’s report suggests a controversial change in recommendations for cholesterol treatment may be starting to pay off. “It is very heartening,” said Dr. Pankaj Arora of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the study. “But there is...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    Biden Undeterred by Rival Elizabeth Warren's Ascendancy: AP Interview

    Joe Biden said Saturday he is undeterred by the ascendancy of Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren, noting that some of his supporters are already treating the primary campaign as a general election contest between him and President Donald Trump. “She doesn’t affect my strategy, period,” the former vice president said in an interview with The Associated Press before a town hall...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    ‘I Am Back,' Bernie Sanders Tells Supporters at NYC Rally

    Basking in loud chants of “Bernie’s back,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders resumed campaigning weeks after being sidelined by a heart attack and told supporters he was ready to resume “the epic struggle” for the White House.

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank

    Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on reinforced her new status as a front-runner in the contest to take on President Donald Trump next...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    'An Erratic, Crazy President': Democratic Presidential Candidates Attack Trump in Debate

    The Democratic presidential primary hopefuls debated Tuesday in the shadow of the House impeachment inquiry, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, giving an update an hour before. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the leading contenders in polls, was on the campaign trail for the first time since his heart attack at...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Endorse Bernie Sanders for President

    Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president. The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of “The Squad” on Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    Biden, Warren, Sanders Face Scrutiny at Democratic Debate

    Joe Biden is facing baseless but persistent allegations of wrongdoing overseas that could undermine his argument that he’s best positioned to defeat the president. Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack that raised questions about his ability to withstand the vigor of a presidential campaign. And Elizabeth Warren is fending off new scrutiny of her biography. A dozen Democratic...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    After Static Summer, Democratic Race Enters a Chaotic Fall

    A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Less than four months before voting begins, front-running candidates are facing urgent questions about their ability to challenge Trump, prompted by a health scare for Sen. Bernie Sanders, an...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    2020 Democratic Candidates Pledge Support to LGBTQ Community

    Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. At a televised forum in downtown Los Angeles, rivals for the party’s nomination to...

  • NBC Oct 9, 2019

    Sanders Says He ‘Misspoke' About Scaling Back Rallies After Heart Attack, Vows ‘Vigorous' 2020 Campaign

    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday tamped down speculation that he would slow his presidential campaign after he suffered a heart attack last week, saying he plans to compete as vigorously as ever for the 2020 Democratic nomination. The Vermont independent told NBC in an exclusive interview airing Wednesday night on “Nightly News” and Thursday on the “Today” show that his...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2019

    Biden Says Trump Must Be Impeached

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday said for the first time that President Donald Trump should be impeached.

  • president Oct 7, 2019

    Bernie Sanders Releases Campaign Finance Plan While Recuperating

    Bernie Sanders is unveiling a major campaign finance plan, continuing his 2020 presidential bid even as he’s at home recuperating from a heart attack. The Vermont senator said Monday that as president he’d enact mandatory public financing laws for all federal elections and ban corporate donations for inaugural events. Sanders also would institute a lifetime lobbying prohibition for former members...

  • New York Sep 7, 2019

    Firefighters Who Arrived Early, Spent More Time at Ground Zero on 9/11 Have Higher Risk of Developing Heart Problems

    Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site on 9/11 have a higher risk of developing heart problems

  • heart attack Sep 3, 2019

    Student Pilot Lands Plane After His Instructor Passes Out

    A student pilot has averted a tragedy by landing a plane single-handed after his instructor passed out at the controls, NBC News reported. Australian Max Sylvester took control of the two-seater Cessna and was guided in to land by air traffic control Saturday. “Do you know how to operate the airplane?” an unidentified air traffic controller asked Sylvester, according to...

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Democrats Spending Millions to Try to Take Back Statehouses

    Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors’ offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime Republican district covering a wealthy enclave of Dallas, Democratic challenger Shawn Terry has raised $235,000, an eye-popping...

  • United States Aug 18, 2019

    Ditch the Switch? Call to Go on Permanent Daylight Saving Time Grows

    In the days after our chronically sleep-deprived country “springs forward,” costing us an hour of rest, disoriented Americans face a slightly greater risk of heart attack and stroke. There are more car crashes. Workplace accidents increase, too. For decades, most of the United States has observed daylight saving time, dutifully changing the clocks twice a year, NBC News reports. But...

  • Minnesota Aug 15, 2019

    Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens of Lung Illnesses in US

    As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come close. Some patients have likened onset of the illness to a heart attack, and others to the flu. Symptoms have included shortness...

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