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Food Additives, Facts About Wheat, Glowing Food Dye, and More in the Food Science News Source

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Heart Disease, Women and Heart Attacks , Women And Heart Disease, stress and heart attack, stress and heart disease, Mindfulness

CRF's Next Mini-Med School for Women Will Focus on Stress and Heart Disease

CRF’s next Mini-Med School for Women will cover the role stress plays in heart disease, and ways to manage stress for optimal health. The seminar is part of the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative which aims to reduce gender disparity in cardiovascular care through research and education. These Mini-Med School seminars feature leading experts who give New York area women the tools to take better care of themselves and their loved ones.

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Flu Vaccines, Medical Curriculum Tailored to Native Americans, Tackling Heart Disease, and More in the Healthcare News Source

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Northwestern Student Designs Heart Health Workshop for College-Aged Women

A Northwestern University undergraduate student has developed a workshop to show young women why heart disease isn’t only a problem for older men. The free workshop will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Wildcat Room (room 101) in Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive in Evanston. It is open to the public.

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Aronowski Receives Prestigious International Stroke Science Award in Research

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The 2017 Thomas Willis Award for significant translational contributions to clinical stroke research from the American Heart Association has been awarded to Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D., professor, vice-chair and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Researchers Reverse High Blood Pressure in Offspring of Hypertensive Rats

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University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.

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Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, Alliance for Aging Research, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, #ValveDiseaseDay, National Health Observances Calendar (NHO)

First-Ever Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Puts Condition in National Spotlight

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The first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day is being celebrated throughout the country, as organizations, advocates, and individuals join together to increase recognition about the risks of heart valve disease (HVD) and improve detection and treatment access.

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Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure

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Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to discharge such patients on the same day, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Researchers Implicate Suspect in Heart Disease Linked to Diabetes

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Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, UNC researchers have hunted down a possible culprit – a protein called IRS-1, which is crucial for the smooth muscle cells that make up veins and arteries.

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Parents Grade Themselves, Signals from Fat, Getting Teens to Exercise, and More in the Obesity News Source

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UAB Developing New Peptide to Combat a Disorder That Causes Heart Attacks at Early Age

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Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.

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“Designer Cardiovascular Therapies:” New Ways on the Horizon to Fix a Broken Heart

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Unlike the self-repair abilities of our skin, bone and other tissues, which can readily heal and rebuild themselves after injury, evolution has left the mammalian heart with relatively little regenerative capacity. Finding new ways to repair and protect a broken heart is the core of labs like those of physician-scientists Jon Epstein, MD, executive vice dean and chief science officer at Penn Medicine, and Rajan Jain, MD an assistant professor of Cardiovascular Medicine.

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Testosterone Treatment Improves Bone Density and Anemia, May Lead to Cardiac Risk

It is commonly known that testosterone levels decrease as men age, but until last year, little was known about the effects of testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone. Today, in a group of papers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with unequivocally low testosterone. However, testosterone treatment did not improve cognitive function, and it increased the amount of plaque buildup in participants’ coronary arteries.

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Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, University of Southern California researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as limiting dietary sodium.

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Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup Shows African-Americans Significantly More Concerned About Heart Health

A new survey by Mayo Clinic revealed that more than two-thirds of African-Americans are concerned about their heart health (71 percent), which is significantly more than Caucasian (41 percent) or Hispanic (37 percent) respondents. Respondents from the South (51 percent) were also significantly more likely to express concern than those in the Northeast (39 percent) or West (35 percent).

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Interventions Improve Medication Adherence, Decrease Risk of Hospitalizations

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Poor adherence to medication regimens is a common problem among patients with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure. Poor adherence is one reason mortality rates among those patients remain high. Todd Ruppar, associate professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, has found that a variety of interventions aimed at increasing medication adherence can help people with cardiovascular disease avoid the hospital. Ruppar will address the barriers to medication adherence during the Public Health Grand Rounds offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Atlanta.

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Philly’s Opportunity to Address Health Disparities Through Research Funding

R01, K, R03, T32 – navigating the world of NIH grants, especially in uncertain financial funding times, can be confusing. Last month, Gary H. Gibbons, MD, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, delivered a keynote address to explain existing opportunities, and outlined the institute’s vision for future funding of research.

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ICU Care for COPD, Heart Failure and Heart Attack May Not Be Better

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Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, the answer may be no, according to University of Michigan researchers who analyzed more than 1.5 million Medicare records. Their study, “ICU Admission and Survival among Older Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Failure, or Myocardial Infarction,” is published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Healing Generations: FSU Center Tackles Heart Health in African-American Churches

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As the nation recognizes American Heart Month this February, Florida State University’s Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations has successfully helped 36 black churches in Leon and Gadsden counties set a foundation for healthier living.

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New Women’s Heart Health Clinic Provides Specialized Care

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According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 23 percent of women will die within one year after having a heart attack, and nearly 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure.







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