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2014-05-01 00:21:38

Knowing these two things may save a life from stroke DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks all Americans to learn two things that may save a life. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7193851-american-stroke-association-may-stroke-month http://www.multivu.com/assets/7193851/photos/7193851-asm-fast-billboard-9x5-md.jpg?1398391287 1....

2014-04-29 23:05:57

New American Heart Association guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease seek to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease. Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The important guidelines released by the AHA recently aim to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease while they are in the womb. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects, affecting one in 120 babies. As a leading Cardiac Center in the U.S., and renowned...

2014-04-24 23:09:00

UVA's stroke program has received the highest quality award from the American Heart Association. Charlottesville,VA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The American Heart Association has recognized the quality and safety of UVA’s stroke care with two awards. UVA received both the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and made the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The awards represent the highest level of stroke quality recognition offered by the AHA. “We couldn’t...

2014-04-22 23:16:11

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) structured reporting criteria set the standard for quality improvement in the cardiac cath lab. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 ACE is proud to be referenced as a pioneer of accreditation standards in the new health policy statement from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography (ACC/AHA/SCAI). The policy statement defines new standards for structured reporting of...

2014-04-22 23:12:46

The International Association of Healthcare Professionals is proud to be a part of the fight against heart disease in women. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The International Association of Healthcare Professionals attended the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, the latest event in its ongoing efforts to increase awareness of health issues afflicting women. IAHCP is honored to partner with such prominent organizations to help fight the epidemic of heart disease in women. The Go...

2014-04-22 08:33:52

The World's Largest Potato On Wheels Will Travel Close to 19,000 Miles and Visit 26 States in Five Months with a Fresh New Look and an Important Heart-Health Message for Women BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The head-turning, jaw-dropping Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its third consecutive cross-country tour with a new message for women: Take care of your heart! The five-month long, 2014 Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour kicked off in Boise, Idaho with waves,...

2014-04-01 12:59:16

Study Highlight: -Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is associated with lower cognitive function in mid-life. Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and...

2014-03-30 16:20:14

ATLANTA, March 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference assessing the potential association of post menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, are flawed, do not support the majority of the scientific evidence on the topic, and are at odds with statements from the American Heart Association. "The study findings are very speculative and should be considered with...

2014-03-28 11:28:10

Study Highlights: -Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than 50 percent. -Less than a third of stroke survivors maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time. Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. For the study,...

2014-03-26 08:28:18

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ArcelorMittal, one of the world's leading steel companies, is encouraging people across the country to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle by supporting National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. National Walking Day is the American Heart Association's nationwide call to action for Americans to get more physically active. ArcelorMittal is supporting National Walking Day by hosting walking events near local plant sites,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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