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2013-12-10 10:12:48

Three major types of smoking cessation therapies don't increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or heart-related death, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In recent years, there has been concern that some smoking cessation products may have serious cardiovascular risks. But in the largest analysis of side effects (63 clinical trials and 30,508 people), serious heart events didn't increase with nicotine replacement gums and patches or the...

2013-11-26 23:02:56

Award demonstrates CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center's commitment to quality care for stroke patients. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by...

2013-11-25 23:25:49

The award recognizes Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines. Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Raritan Bay Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) commitment and...

Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Habits From Sesame Street
2013-11-20 09:07:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Preschool-age children can learn heart-healthy eating habits, thanks in part to the long-running television program Sesame Street, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas on Monday. The data presented at the conference was from a three-year follow-up study of preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia conducted by Dr. Valentin Fuster, the Director of Mount Sinai...

2013-11-19 16:46:52

Abstract: 18987: Hall F, Core 4, Poster Board: 4051 Sudden cardiac arrest isn't always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Oregon, more than half had possible warning signs up to a month before their hearts stopped abruptly. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops due to a failure in its electrical system. Patients can sometimes survive if they receive CPR immediately and...

AHA Controversy Statins Recommendations
2013-11-19 14:50:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) made significant waves when they released a set of recommendations for healthcare providers that suggested 33 million more Americans could benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. This week, those recommendations are being called into question as a pair of Harvard Medical School professors published a report in the journal The...

2013-11-19 12:10:08

Abstract 17765 (Room C140) For the first time, an antidote developed specifically for dabigatran successfully reversed the effects of the anti-clotting medication in healthy volunteers, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. New oral anti-clotting medications such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) are easier to take than warfarin. However, up until now, there have been no specific antidotes available to reverse the effects of these new...

2013-11-19 12:09:02

Abstract 19107 (Room D170) U.S. hospitalizations and costs of care for atrial fibrillation nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010, according to research presented. at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Over 4.6 million hospitalizations occurred nationwide for atrial fibrillation during the decade, said researchers who found the progressive percentage increase reached 46 percent. Researchers projected a similar trend in hospitalizations and costs over the next...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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