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2013-06-13 23:01:00

Father's Day, on Sunday, June 16, is an excellent opportunity to help dad avoid a devastating heart attack or stroke. SHAPE recommends arranging for a simple, inexpensive cardiovascular scan by calling your doctor or a SHAPE Certified Physician in your area at: http://www.shapesociety.org/locator/store_locator.php. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Since last Father's Day, almost 500,000 American men have died due to a sudden heart attack or stroke, leaving behind emotionally and...

2013-05-06 11:17:38

Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs, an established treatment for cancer patients, could offer a novel therapeutic approach to decrease levels of inflammation in the atherosclerotic plaques of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), reported an abstract´ study at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, May 5 to 8 in Berlin, Germany. "Our results should act as a stimulus for further exploration of...

2013-04-22 22:26:39

Heart disease and approximately half of all strokes are the results of advanced atherosclerosis with damaged endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels. In 2009, the direct and indirect annual cost of heart disease and stroke was approximately $312.6 billion. Projections are for the total cost of heart disease to increase from $523 to $1.126 billion from 2013 to 2030. And by 2030, it is expected that there will be more than 148 million of the US population would have heart disease....

Mummy CT Scans Show Even Ancient Cultures Dealt With Heart Disease
2013-03-11 07:41:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern lifestyle factors — those that include smoking, eating fatty foods and lack of exercise — have been associated with unhealthy hearts for decades. But a new study in The Lancet suggests this decades-old health issue is in fact much older — at least 4,000 years older. The evidence comes from CT scans of ancient mummies, where researchers found calcification in their arteries, which suggests hardening of the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.