The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Introduces Isaiah Bradley, the ‘Black Captain America’

If the first episode of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was mostly stage-setting, then the second episode of the Disney plus series was, well, also a lot of stage-setting—but bigger stage setting! Alongside Sam, Bucky, Redwing (RIP), and Joaquin Torres, Marvel reintroduced Helmut Zemo, halfway introduced the Flag Smashers’ leader (motives still pretty…

What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

Every year, suicide prevention specialist Julie Rickard looks at the research on suicide rates and decides where her organization will put its time and money. For the last 2 years, Rickard, who runs the National Center for Suicide Survivors, has focused on two key groups of people: teens and senior citizens. You’ve probably heard about…

Things People With AFib Wish You Knew

Atrial fibrillation (AFib), or arrhythmia, is a common heart rhythm problem. It makes your heart beat too fast, too slow, or unevenly. Without treatment, it can raise your chances for problems like heart failure and stroke. Here’s what some people with AFib want you to know about life with an irregular heartbeat. You can get…

A Stressed Brain Linked to ‘Broken Heart’ Syndrome

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The brain may play a role in so-called broken heart syndrome, a new study suggests.Formally known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), it’s a temporary — but potentially deadly — heart condition brought on by stressful situations and emotions.In this study, published March 25 in the…

Zombie Genes Spur Brain Cells to Grow After Death

By Cara MurezHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, March 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When people die some cells in their brains go on for hours, even getting more active and growing to gargantuan proportions, new research shows.Awareness of this activity, spurred on by “zombie genes,” could affect research into diseases that affect the brain.For the study, researchers analyzed…