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  • Language barriers and fear of police may prevent minority 911 calls

    In poor, mostly Latino areas of Denver, Colorado, people who suffer cardiac arrest are less likely to get help in part because distrust of law enforcement and language barriers stop bystanders from calling 911 or learning CPR, researchers say.
  • Fitness Files: America's weight problem is a drag on insurance, the economy

    Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?" I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!" Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...

    EatingWell: Research shows 3 new benefits of drinking coffee

    Go ahead, brew and pour. Previous studies have shown that coffee can lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer. Here are three new reasons to drink your coffee and feel good about it: 1. Boost your blood flow A new study...

    Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'

    Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'
    Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure. People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...

    Can e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?

    Can e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?
    Back when Brian Burke used to smoke cigarettes, merely playing with his young son could leave him winded and wheezing. But now that the 38-year-old puffs on e-cigarettes instead, his lungs feel so much better he's taken up jogging. "This," he said,...