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2013-08-21 10:20:18

In a large national study, higher levels of the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio was associated with greater risk of incident but not recurrent coronary heart disease in black individuals when compared with white individuals, according to a study in the August 21 issue of JAMA. "Increased urinary albumin excretion is an important marker of kidney injury and a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Black individuals have higher levels of urinary albumin excretion than white...

2013-07-03 14:56:32

A good night's sleep can increase the benefit of exercise, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption and non-smoking in their protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to results of a large population follow-up study. Results showed that the combination of the four traditional healthy lifestyle habits was associated with a 57% lower risk of cardiovascular disease (fatal and non-fatal) and a 67% lower risk of fatal events. But, when "sufficient sleep" (defined as seven or...

2012-11-09 04:20:54

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Douglas Harrington, CEO of Aviir Inc., leads an inspiring presentation at the Head to Toe Women's Expo on Saturday, November 10 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to discuss America's leading threat to women: Heart Disease. Dr. Harrington's lecture "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heart Disease But Were Afraid to Ask" provides a deeper insight into the disease and how women can empower themselves to improve their cardiovascular health. The...