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2014-07-02 23:06:55

Eating less fat has caused people to eat more processed foods. People should worry less about limiting saturated fat in their diets and focus more on eating a variety of whole or minimally processed foods. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Decades of well-meaning advice to not eat much fat (especially saturated fat) led food manufacturers and consumers to replace fat with refined carbohydrates and sugar. But low-fat chips, cookies, and other highly processed foods aren't necessarily a...

2014-06-30 08:30:59

WORCESTER, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great publicity and enthusiastic celebrity support has worked wonders to raise awareness of breast cancer. But while medical professionals struggle to determine what exactly we can do to reduce it - More mammograms or fewer? Aggressive intervention or delayed? - all the attention may be misleading our young women. A recent survey, commissioned by Peter Ventura, a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney in Worcester, MA, found...

2014-06-27 23:06:43

TrekDesk continues its campaign to change the sedentary lifestyle progression in America. A new study helps spread its message. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Ask anyone over the age of 30 what the single greatest risk factor is for developing heart disease and there will be a litany of answers ranging from smoking to obesity. Often the correct response goes unmentioned or worse unheeded; even in a majority of doctor’s offices. A new study out of Australia published in the The British Journal of...

2014-06-27 23:05:56

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the...

2014-06-27 12:00:11

New York Institute of Technology Administering low doses of a thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes helps restore hormone levels in their hearts and prevented deterioration of heart function and pathology, according to a new study by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine professor A. Martin Gerdes. The study, published in the online edition of Molecular Medicine home provides the first clear indication that low thyroid hormone levels in cardiac tissue of diabetic individuals may be the...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-18 23:02:01

You can do something about dementia, stroke, and heart disease. Toronto (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Modeled after the increasing evidence linking a socially, physically and mentally stimulating lifestyle to helping decrease the incidence or progression of diseases, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario introduced Minds in Motion® this spring. The new program designed for people with signs of Alzheimer’s and their care partners helps improve balance, mobility, flexibility, and alertness....

2014-06-18 20:21:54

Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 gene lower blood lipids and lower risk of coronary artery disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By scouring the DNA of thousands of patients, researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their colleagues have discovered four rare gene mutations that not only lower the levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, but also significantly reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease -- dropping...

2014-06-13 23:04:09

Sexual activity is a major quality-of-life issue for both men and women. Many of the symptoms of cardiovascular disease conspire to diminish sexual enjoyment. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Millions of people live full, active lives after a heart attack or diagnosis of heart disease. Some, though, stop having sex. While the physical and emotional strains of heart disease can take a toll on a couple's intimate activities, there is ample reason to persevere, reports the June 2014...

2014-06-11 16:26:53

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbra Streisand brought her passion for women's heart disease to Capitol Hill today where she met with key Congressional leaders and the Senate and House Women's Caucuses. Ms. Streisand also met with senior officials from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her message was clear. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117131 "Heart disease is the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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