Scottsdale, Arizona - Avocado has soared in popularity over the past few decades. The U.S. consumed 436 million pounds of the green fruit in 1985. Compare that to the more than 2.4 billion pounds eaten in the U.S. in 2018. Other than being trendy, the avocado gets an 'A' for nutritional benefits.

Washington, DC - "We believe the American people have a right to know the price of services before they go to visit the doctor." ~ President Donald J. Trump

West Lafayette, Indiana - A person has all the signs of flu: fever, chills, cough, headache and fatigue. But just because the signs are there, it's not a foregone conclusion that flu is the cause as there are other viruses and illnesses with shared symptoms.

Dallas, Texas - A simple walking speed test may help predict whether young adult stroke survivors are ready to return to work, according to new research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.

Dallas, Texas - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are recognizing nearly 1,200 physician practices and health systems for taking bold steps to help millions of people lower their blood pressure.

Dallas, Texas - Taking one daily pill that combined medications to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol lowered heart disease risk among underserved patients better than taking several separate medications to treat these risk factors, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine and funded by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives.