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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....

2014-03-06 23:00:42

Continuing to honor American Heart Month, periodontist Michael Stypula, D.D.S., M.D.S., tutors his patients on the symptoms of gum disease. Dr. Stypula knows that oral health is strongly linked to heart health, so he helps his patients fight periodontal disease with advanced gum surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Continuing to honor American Heart Month, periodontist Michael Stypula, D.D.S., M.D.S. devotes his efforts to teaching patients about the warning...

The Demonization Of Saturated Fats
2014-03-06 11:38:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a newly published editorial from a British Medical Journal publication, saturated fats have been mistakenly “demonized” over the last 60 years. Writing for BMJ Open Heart, Dr. James DiNicolantonio, an associate editor at the journal, said a diet low in saturated fat doesn’t necessarily lead to a lower risk of heart disease or a longer life. “There is no conclusive proof that a low-fat diet has any positive...

2014-03-05 08:30:37

The de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the CDC Launch "Practical Playbook" Initiative to Integrate Public Health and Primary Care WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, the medical and public health communities have struggled to stem the rise of illnesses that have led to a dramatic decline in population health. Today, chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have replaced acute diseases like polio and smallpox...

2014-02-26 23:01:03

Dr. Robert Follweiler urges all dental patients who are seeking periodontal treatment during American Heart Month to find out more about the link between gum disease and heart disease. Treatment and prevention of gum disease is an important step in reducing the risk of heart disease. Stuart, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Dr. Robert Follweiler offers cutting-edge periodontal treatment options to dental patients who suffer from gum problems and periodontal disease. All dental patients are...

2014-02-25 08:32:22

Online Information Helps Consumers Compare Hospital Quality of Care and Prevent Heart Disease RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of American Heart Month, Virginia Health Information (VHI) has published its Cardiac Care Report. The report lets consumers compare rates of mortality for cardiac patients in Virginia hospitals, 30-day hospital readmissions and how often hospitals provide a variety of cardiac care services. VHI's Cardiac Care Report is a free,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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