Dallas, Texas - Crossing your legs or even talking can have a significant impact on your blood pressure reading according to the American Heart Association, which identifies seven common errors that can lead to inaccurate blood pressure readings.

Washington, DC - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today has taken important initial steps to address the dramatic rise in youth use of Juul e-cigarettes. We commend the FDA and Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for recognizing the seriousness of the problem and taking enforcement action to prevent Juul sales to youth. However, the FDA must do more by taking off the market Juul flavors like mango and cool cucumber that clearly appeal to children and adolescents, preventing the introduction of look-alike products and subjecting e-cigarettes to FDA review of their public health impact, as required by law.

Rochester, Minnesota - Heart cancer (primary cardiac tumor) is cancer that arises in the heart. Cancerous (malignant) tumors that begin in the heart are most often sarcomas, a type of cancer that originates in the soft tissues of the body. The vast majority of heart tumors are noncancerous (benign).

Rochester, Minnesota - A direct association between hot flashes and heart disease hasn’t been found. However, research suggests that women who have hot flashes may be at a higher risk of having heart problems in the future than women who don’t have them. It would be a good idea for you to talk with your health care provider about your hot flashes and assess your risk for heart disease overall.

Rochester, Minnesota - Allergy medications are sometimes recommended during pregnancy. However, before you take an allergy medication, consider ways to reduce your symptoms, including:

Scottsdale, Arizona - Vitamin D supplements no longer are recommended to prevent falls for people 65 years or older, according to new guidelines by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). Instead, the emphasis is on exercise. The new recommendations do not apply to people with increased risk for falls or a diagnosis of osteoporosis.