Your Health: Dec. 7, 1998

Good News for Hearts

A treatment for heart attacks developed 30 years ago and then largely abandoned may cut death rates as much as two-thirds when used in conjunction with today's clot-busting drugs and angioplasty. The findings are still preliminary, but the treatment is simple: within 24 hours of a heart attack, patients are put on an IV containing sugar, insulin and potassium.

Bad News on Working

Think your job is killing you? You may be right. A study out last week shows that men who have demanding jobs and little control over work flow have significantly higher blood-pressure readings--and increased...