Here are our favorite health stories for November with the latest information you need to know about staying healthy.
Flu shot may cut risk of heart problems
Getting your annual flu shot could mean a 55 percent less chance of another heart problem in the coming year, adding to the list of known yet mysterious benefits of the flu vaccine, according to a new analysis. Link to story.
A push to sell testosterone gels troubles doctors
Sales of prescription testosterone gels that are absorbed through the skin generated over $2 billion in American sales last year, a number that is expected to more than double by 2017. Link to story.
Cardiac teams join forces in Edward's Hybrid OR
When a sore pinky toe led Terry Wallace to visit his doctor in July 2013, he never imagined it was a problem that could cost him his leg. Because Wallace needed both vascular surgery and catheter-based intervention, he was a good candidate for Edward Heart Hospital's Hybrid Operating Room, which features the most technologically sophisticated equipment available to ORs and cardiac procedure rooms. Link to story.
For food on the go, bars are eating up the competition
The bar market is thriving amid hectic lifestyles, but read the ingredients list before substituting a meal. Link to story.
More active teens get higher test scores
The road to honor roll may include time spent in the gym as well as the classroom. Link to story.