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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Affordable Care Act , Obamacare, Uninsured, Chugh, Eric Stecker, OHSU, Heart Institute, Knight Cardiovascular Institute , Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Heart Rhythm Center

Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Fewer Sudden Cardiac Arrests

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The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, a sudden and usually deadly loss of heart function, declined significantly among previously uninsured adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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New Technology Aims to Provide Peace and Positive Stimulation to Dementia Patients

Patients can engage with the Ambient Activity Technology device any time to view family photos, hear their favorite music, and play games.

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Gastroenterolgy, Microbiome, Microbiota, Gut Bacteria and Health, Gut Bacteria, Emotion, Depression, Anger, Cognition, Cognitive Processes, Perception, Awareness, Stress, Anxiety, Neurobiology

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Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Best in the West: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Named No. 1 Children’s Hospital in California and No. 6 in the U.S.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in California again, based on the latest rankings announced by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA was also named to the publication’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals, a designation bestowed on elite pediatric academic medical centers that excel in multiple specialties.

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HIV, AIDS, HIV-AIDS, Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Hispanics, Disparities, Health Disparities, viral suppression, anti-retroviral therapy, Electronic Medical Record, EMR, HIV-positive, laboratory health information exchange, Health Information, Information Exchange

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

A streamlined and integrated method of tracking medical records called a laboratory health information exchange narrowed the gap in anti-retroviral therapy and viral suppression between HIV-positive blacks and whites.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF, Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Chugh

Cedars-Sinai Team Develops Risk Assessment Score to Predict and Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team have developed a new risk assessment tool that brings physicians closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that is fatal in more than 90 percent of patients.

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Turning Libraries Into 'The Living Room of the University'

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Gone are the days of the silent, musty stacks. In recent years, university libraries have had to do more to adapt to today’s students and faculty. And yes, that includes allowing coffee on the premises.

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Don’t Leave Baby Boomers Behind When Designing Wearable Technology

Accounting for age-related cognitive and physical challenges can increase adoption rates for older users who need help managing their health.

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Paul Viviano, CHLA, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, chla.org, Medicaid, BCRA

Paul S. Viviano, President and CEO, Urges Americans to Reject the Proposed Senate Health Care Bill and Support Medicaid for Children and Families

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American children and families.

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Women And Heart Disease, Heart Institute, Bairey Merz

Nearly Half of US Women Don’t Know Heart Disease Is Their No. 1 Killer

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Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that 45 percent of U.S. women are not aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.







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