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2013-12-19 10:43:45

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights: -Heart disease is linked with decreased brain function in older postmenopausal women. -Women who have high blood pressure or diabetes may be at higher risk for decreasing brain function over time. Heart disease may put older postmenopausal women at higher risk for decreased brain function such as dementia, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our study provides further...

2013-12-12 23:02:41

The 2014 American Heart Association Go Red for Women Chair is Natalie Baro. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Natalie Baro, President and CEO of Michelsen Advertising, is the newly appointed Chair for the American Heart Association’s 2014 Go Red for Women campaign serving Miami -Dade and Broward; a campaign to raise awareness about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. As the 2014 Go Red for Women Chair, Natalie will be leading the fundraising efforts by securing corporate and...

2013-12-11 12:01:10

Detectable blood viral load nearly doubles the prevalence of heart disease HIV causes structural heart disease according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Nieves Montoro from Madrid, Spain. The findings support the introduction of cardiovascular screening in all HIV patients, particularly those with a positive blood viral load. EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 is the official annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a registered branch of the...

2013-12-09 23:21:35

The link between everyday stress and heart disease may result from stress-related behaviors-such as eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, and excess drinking. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Ongoing stress, whether it's from a traffic-choked daily commute, unhappy marriage, or overbearing boss, has been linked to a wide range of harmful health effects. But can stress cause heart disease? The December 2013 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch looks into the connection....

2013-12-05 23:22:48

Depression is common in people with heart disease. It puts them at higher risk of death-yet it's often unrecognized. People with heart disease should be aware of depression warning signs. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Heart disease triples a person's risk of depression. At the same time, people who have from depression are at greatly increased risk of heart disease. Untreated depression makes it more likely that a person will die of heart disease, yet it's often...

2013-12-03 23:32:33

CDI Miami announces thallium stress tests, a way to test for coronary artery disease. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 One of the most effective considerations of preventative care in both men and women is in diagnostic imaging—that is, nuclear, x-ray, ultrasound, or magnetic imaging scans, to screen for possible malign growths or other serious conditions that, if caught early, can be stopped or greatly reduced in severity. Heart disease, the #1 killer of Americans, can be diagnosed...

2013-12-03 11:04:12

New ACP guideline presents evidence-based recommendations for treating anemia in patients with heart disease Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions should be restricted to those individuals with severe anemia in patients with heart disease, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in a new clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. ACP also recommends against using erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in patients with...

2013-12-02 23:24:41

A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Heart Disease: the number one cause of death in diabetics reveals that heart disease is a much more serious condition for people with diabetes. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 More than 25 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. A shocking 80 % of these diabetics will be influenced by, and most likely die from, the outcome of various forms of heart disease; left untreated, many will die as a result of cardiac arrest or...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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