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2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-03-31 13:31:39

Results of the study could help the 715,000 Americans who suffer from heart attacks each year Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. A new study by the team has identified plasma levels of two markers – microRNA 122 and 126 – that appear to decline a few days before a person suffers a...

2014-03-31 13:24:14

Newly identified markers of inflammation have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease. These newly identified markers of inflammation, GlycA and GlycB, have the potential to contribute to better understanding of the...

2014-03-31 12:25:18

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to "Diet Drink Consumption and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events: A Report from the Women's Health Initiative," an abstract presented yesterday at the American College of Cardiology's 63(rd) Annual Scientific Session & Expo, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140207/MM61579LOGO "This study's actual results do not show that drinking diet beverages causes...

Eating Fruits And Vegetables Could Help Your Arteries Later In Life
2014-03-31 10:32:44

American College of Cardiology Study shows lower prevalence of plaque build-up in women, but not men Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. This new finding reinforces the importance of developing healthy...

2014-03-28 09:30:17

Researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism of how natural variation in our DNA alters an individual's risk for developing heart disease by interfering with the ability of a developmental gene to interact with a specialized type of RNA. This work expands on previous work identifying the "hidden" causes of complex disease risk, with the goal of unlocking new pathways and potential drug targets for cardiovascular disease. This latest study led by Thomas Quertermous, MD at Stanford University...

Cutting Saturated Fat Intake Won't Prevent Heart Disease: Study
2014-03-18 07:23:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by the University of Cambridge may give butter lovers everywhere a reason to rejoice. Published in the March 18 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine, the study raises questions about the current guidelines that call for restrictions on the consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease. The international research collaboration analyzed existing cohort studies and randomized trials on links between...

Gestational Diabetes Could Point To Early Risk Factor For Heart Disease
2014-03-14 04:54:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of the American Heart Association say pregnant women may have an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes. Researchers working on a 20-year study found that a history of gestational diabetes may be a risk factor for early atherosclerosis in women during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases. Gestational diabetes develops only during pregnancy...

2014-03-08 23:02:41

Dr. David A. Baker, DDS educates his patients in how the mouth connects to the heart. Offering gum surgery in Austin, Dr. Baker gives patients a chance to help their heart by having a healthy mouth. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 David A. Baker, DDS not only performs gum surgery in Austin, he is educating patients on the ways that gum disease can cause other serious conditions in the body, from heart disease to pancreatic cancer and more. Dr. Baker now uses advanced laser surgery to...

2014-03-07 23:00:26

For Gum Disease Awareness Month Dr. Jason Cataldo raises awareness of the link between gum disease and heart disease and offers a revolutionary laser gum surgery. His patient education website provides information on gum disease symptoms, like bleeding gums, and the systemic effects gum disease can cause. Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 People with periodontal (gum) disease are almost twice as likely to get coronary artery disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology....


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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