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Linda Carroll

Linda Carroll is a Peabody Award-winning journalist who is a contributing health and medicine writer for NBC News and TODAY. She is co-author of three books: “The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic”, “Out of the Clouds: The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings” and “Duel for the Crown: Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing’s Greatest Rivalry”.  

Linda Carroll is a Peabody Award-winning journalist who is a contributing health and medicine writer for NBC News and TODAY. She is co-author of three books: “The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic”, “Out of the Clouds: The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings” and “Duel for the Crown: Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing’s Greatest Rivalry”.  

Latest from Linda Carroll

'Surprisingly' high number of adults in the U.S. at risk of heart syndrome

Nearly 90% of adults over age 20 in the U.S. are at risk of developing heart disease, an alarming new study suggests.

Acetaminophen during pregnancy not associated with ADHD or autism risk

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of autism, and ADHD in children in some research.
51d ago

How the brain chooses which memories are important enough to save and which to let fade away

Your brain decides which memories are worth it and which ones aren't while you sleep.
51d ago

How the brain chooses which memories are important enough to save and which to let fade away

Sleep is important for memory. Scientists have found how the brains of humans and other mammals tag which life events to store in memory and which to let fade.
61d ago

Can intermittent fasting have negative effects? Study finds higher risk of cardiovascular death

Restricting eating to eight or fewer hours a day, a type of intermittent fasting, may raise the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease over the long term, a new study suggests.

After Brittany Mahomes' advice, doctors offer ways to ease pelvic floor problems

When Brittany Mahomes recently advised moms to take care of their pelvic floors, she raised awareness of a condition that is more common than many young women realize.

How many steps do I need to walk a day to lose weight? Experts explain

Walking can help you lose weight and improve overall health, but is 10,000 steps a day really the recommended amount? Experts explain.

Eating ultraprocessed foods can lead to 32 dangerous health conditions, study finds

What is ultraprocessed food? Examples are soda, chips, and prepared and ready to eat foods. A new study shows how bad eating ultraprocessed foods is for health.

This type of supplement may increase heart disease risk, new study finds

High levels of niacin, an essential B vitamin, may raise the risk of heart disease by triggering inflammation and damaging blood vessels, according to new research.

High levels of niacin linked to heart disease, new research suggests

High levels of niacin, an essential B vitamin, may raise the risk of heart disease by triggering inflammation and damaging blood vessels, according to new research.

Swapping in a salt substitute may significantly lower risk of high blood pressure

Lowering the amount of salt in the diet by using a salt substitute may significantly decrease the risk of developing high blood pressure, new research suggests.