Washington, DC - In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels.

Rochester, Minnesota - Boils can occur anywhere on your skin, but appear mainly on your face, neck, armpits, buttocks or thighs — hair-bearing areas where you're most likely to sweat or experience friction. Signs and symptoms of a boil usually include:

Scottsdale, Arizona - The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines on Monday, November 13, that will classify millions more Americans as having hypertension.

Rochester, Minnesota - To avoid severe allergic reactions to peanuts, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children under 3 should not eat peanut products. Dr. Gerald Volcheck, a Mayo Clinic allergist, says recommendations have changed, thanks to research that shows exposure to peanuts may help prevent peanut allergies in high-risk children.

Anaheim, California - People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.