Latest heart disease Stories

Cholesterol Guidelines Updated
2013-11-13 11:38:29

[ Watch the Video: Statins Should Be Prescribed To More People ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cholesterol-lowering drugs should be prescribed to about 33 million more Americans, according to new guidelines for healthcare providers recently released by a joint committee from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. The new guidelines said those without cardiovascular disease, but who have a 7.5 percent or higher risk for a heart attack...

2013-11-11 10:27:07

Thomas Jefferson University researchers have discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease. The finding could one day help doctors provide more individualized treatment of heart disease and other blood-clot-related illnesses, according to research publishing online November 10th in Nature Medicine. The finding may also provide an...

FDA Paves Way For Elimination Of Trans-Fat In America's Food
2013-11-09 06:58:18

[ Watch the Video: FDA Wants To Trim The Fat, Literally ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By now, you’ve probably seen the news about the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) waging war on trans-fats. The preliminary determination states that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), being the primary dietary source of artificial trans-fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. And the FDA claims it arrived at this decision...

Urine Test Could Sniff Out Heart Disease In Diabetes Patients
2013-11-08 17:14:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers found that a urine test could now help identify young people with type 1 diabetes who are at risk of heart and kidney disease. Forty-percent of young people inflicted with type 1 diabetes are at risk of kidney disease as well as heart disease. Scientists writing in the journal Diabetes Care examined the link between levels of albumin in the urine of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and the risk of these diseases. The...

2013-11-04 23:22:09

The OSA risk factors including Heart Disease and Stroke, have California dentists attending dental continuing education courses with Sleep Group Solutions, to learn OSA screening and treatment protocols for patients presenting OSA risk factors. Los Angeles Dental Sleep Medicine lecture is on November 15-16th, instructed by Dr. Stacey Layman. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The California Department of Public Health Lists heart disease and stroke, as the leading causes of death...

Younger Women Heart Disease Diabetes
2013-11-01 08:35:02

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New research from John Hopkins University has found that young or middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes carry much greater risk for coronary artery disease than was previously understood. As a general rule, women under the age of 60 are much less likely to have coronary artery disease than men of the same age. Unfortunately, for women of the same age who have type 2 diabetes, their risk of coronary artery disease quadruples,...

2013-10-29 23:36:17

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. New pamphlets from Journeyworks Publishing offer easy tips to empower people to make real changes that can help prevent heart disease. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be changed, like age, race or family history. But there are many things that can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease. Eating right is one of the best ways a person can protect their heart. A heart...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'