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2012-05-22 02:39:30

Behavioral support from peers and primary care office staff can help patients improve their blood pressure control by as much as starting a new drug, a new study found. Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., M.A.C.P., of UT Medicine San Antonio, is the senior author. The randomized, controlled trial examined whether six months of intervention – behavioral support from peers and primary care office staff – could benefit African-American patients who had poor control of systolic...

2012-05-21 23:02:26

This conference will not only investigate the latest findings, but also explore optional therapies recommended in the fight to both prevent and contain the world's most virulent killer: heart disease. Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It is a pleasure to announce that The 2nd International Conference on Prehypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome will be held in vibrant, colorful Barcelona, Spain, from January 31 - February 3, 2013. Recently, mounting evidence of the correlation...

2012-05-21 20:11:52

Obese adolescents with no symptoms of heart disease already have heart damage, according to new research. The findings were presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and previous research has shown that obese adults have structural and functional changes to their hearts. The current study...

2012-05-21 20:09:42

The research was presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Aerobic exercise in patients with heart failure improves quality of life and reduces heart failure related hospitalizations. However, many heart failure patients find it difficult to exercise. In Nordic walking, people use poles and their arms copy the motions of cross country skiing....

2012-05-21 09:47:01

New recommendations on devices, drugs and diagnosis in heart failure were launched at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia, and published in the European Heart Journal. The ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2012 were developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. The Congress is the HFA's main annual meeting. An analysis of the most up...

2012-05-19 00:09:20

Results presented at EuroPCR demonstrate minimally invasive “Parachute” device could transform treatment options for patients University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced promising results for the first-of-its-kind catheter-based Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device, a Percutaneous Ventricular Restoration Therapy (PVRT) technology for patients with...

2012-05-18 11:43:36

Disrupting certain nerves in the kidneys can safely and effectively lower blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that the procedure might improve CKD patients' heart health. Overactivity of neurons in the sympathetic–or fight or flight–nervous system is very common in patients with CKD. It not only...

Study Recommends More People Be Given Statins
2012-05-18 09:09:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report published in The Lancet states that more people should be given cholesterol-lowering drugs and statins to help decrease the number of strokes and heart attacks. Statins have been known to help people who have a high risk of having a heart attack and a stroke. However, medical professionals have debated medicating healthy people, whether it works and if it´s socially acceptable. Statins are thought to be connected to liver problems, kidney...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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