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Study finds those who are ‘fat but fit’ still have increased risk of heart disease

A new study published in the European Heart Journal Monday finds that being overweight increases your risk of coronary heart disease, even if you are otherwise considered healthy, destabilizing the common conception that someone can be “fat but fit.” “Our findings suggest that if a patient is overweight or obese, all efforts should be made

Teen drug deaths are up; what can parents do?

Drug-overdose death rates among older adolescents nationwide inched up to 722 in 2015, following several years of declines, according to a new analysis. Heroin Crisis Drug deaths among teens 15 to 19 remained well below their 2007 peak, the National Center for Health Statistics reported Wednesday, using federal data that go only through 2015.

Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona Health officials from two counties in northern Arizona are warning the public that fleas are testing positive for the Yersinia pestis bacterium that causes plague. Following a similar announcement from the