A team of researchers collected cardio scan data on more than 700 people of the Tsimane tribe in remote Bolivia to gain insights into whether life with very few traditional coronary risk factors leads to more or less coronary heart disease. A principal researcher, Randall Thompson of St. Luke's Mid America Heart institute, describes the study and their findings. Photos and images courtesy of Randall Thompson, Adam Thompson, Ben Trumble and Mike Gurven.
When Mary Clancey first noticed she was “getting a little plump,” as she calls it, she thought it was perhaps from her time working the fudge counter at her local Boscov's Department Store in Pottsville, Pa. She would soon realize the situation was far more serious, resulting in a miraculous five-hour operation to remove a 140-pound tumor from her abdomen.
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., speaking at Daytona 500 Media Day on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, said his doctor told him that no two concussions are alike. Earnhardt Jr. missed 18 races in 2016 recovering from a concussion. He also talked about his wife's preference on his beard.
The Kansas City Fire Department has adopted several measures to help lower the risk of firefighters developing cancer. Battalion Chief Travis Williams and two cadets from the fire academy demonstrate their protocol.
Heather Winship was left to raise two boys by herself after her husband, Rick Winship, died from cancer in 2015. He had a 26 year career with the Independence Fire Department before dying of throat cancer that had spread to his liver and brain.
Exercise is one of the keys to preventing heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Dr. Steven Nissen, a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, weighs in on a new Cleveland Clinic survey that shows Americans are confused about exercise related to heart health.
The recent run of warm winter weather given allergy season an early start in Kansas City. John D. Martinez, a medical doctor and assistant professor in the Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology department at the University of Kansas Health System, discusses allergies and how to treat them.