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2013-11-19 23:24:02

Dentistry Encourages Everyone to Schedule Exams and Teeth Cleanings to Help Keep a Healthy Mouth and a Healthy Heart Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Dr. Joe Dentistry of Torrance announces an effort to educate patients on the link between oral health and heart health by promoting regular dental exams and teeth cleanings following the results of a study by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University of New York. While oral health has long been hypothesized as...

2013-11-18 13:15:52

Study Highlights: -Heart disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California and is likely true for the rest of the nation. -Specifically, an enlarged and weakened heart accounted for two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths noted in the study. -Paying attention to heart disease risk factors during pregnancy could prevent nearly a third of pregnancy-related heart deaths. -Embargoed until 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 -This release is featured in an 8 a.m....

Heart Disease Risk In Diabetics Could Be Predicted By BMI
2013-11-18 05:03:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A diabetic patient’s body mass index (BMI) could a simple but effective way to predict his or her risk of developing heart disease, according to research presented Sunday morning during the 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Dallas. Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, working alongside colleagues from Johns Hopkins University and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH),...

2013-11-13 23:28:37

Thomas Jefferson University researchers discover a difference in platelet biology in people of African versus European descent. The findings could have implications for the treatment of heart disease. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 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...

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...


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