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App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

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A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 percent higher medication possession ratio than patients in the control group.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Minimum Wage, Maternity Leave, Food Insecurity

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: impact of minimum wage on teen birth rates; trends in parental leave rates over 22-year period; and food insecurity and cardiovascular-related health outcomes among American Indians.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Public Reporting, Congenital Heart Surgery Database , Congenital heart surgery, STS National Database, pediatric and congenital heart surgery , Congenital Heart Disease

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Heart, Heartbeat, Passwords, Password, Security, Healthcare, Health Records, Health, Encryption, Engineering, Computer Engineering, ecg, Electronic Records, Authentication, data encryption, ehealth, Electrocardiograph, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton

Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records

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Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient’s own heartbeat.

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Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes, as well as the implications of prescription of statins for clinicians and their patients. They emphasize that the risk of diabetes, even if real, pales in comparison to the benefits of statins in both the treatment and primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes. The editor-in-chief published the commentary and his editorial online ahead of print.

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Personalized Treatment for Those in Blood Pressure ‘Gray Zone’

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Using data from a national study, Johns Hopkins researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure falls in the gray zone of just above normal or mild high blood pressure.

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Common Heart Drug Repurposed to Treat Rare Cancer in Europe

A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC).

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Biomarker Could Identify Patients with Potential for Recovering From Advanced Heart Failure

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Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Lonely Hearts and Your Health - UCLA Health Advisory

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Studies show that people who are chronically lonely have significantly more heart disease, are more prone to advanced cancers and strokes, and are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

A large prospective study found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.

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Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Appointed to Advisory Council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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The Council advises on matters relating to the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases; the use of blood and blood products and the management of blood resources; and on sleep disorders.

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Keeping the Beat – Addressing the Health Challenges of Heart Disease

Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing are addressing health challenges related to issues of the heart, the leading cause of death worldwide – from chronic health concerns faced by individuals born with congenital heart disease to those who are at risk or have developed cardiovascular disease.

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Indoor Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, cookstoves, Pregnancy and Hypertension, Developing Countries, Global Health, Clean Fuel, clean-burning fuel, Kerosene, wood burning

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

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Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Nigeria: Clean-Burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers

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In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.

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Decreasing Cocaine Use Leads to Regression of Coronary Artery Disease

People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary atherosclerosis. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Interventional Cardiology, Chronic Total Occlusions, CO, percutaneous cardiovascular intervention, percutaneous car, registries

CTO Summit 2017 Will Feature Latest Research and Techniques for Chronic Total Occlusions

The Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Summit 2017 will feature the latest research and techniques available for interventional cardiologists in this emerging subspecialty of complex coronary artery disease. Now in its 14th year, the two-day course will take place February 23-24 at the New York Marriott Marquis.







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