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2014-04-04 10:37:22

A new Global Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atlas, launched by the World Heart Federation in its journal Global Heart, shows that in wealthy countries, the burden of cardiovascular disease is falling both in crude and age-standardized terms, while clusters of low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) are seeing rises in their CVD burden as their populations continue adapt to demographic and behavioral changes including increased life expectancy, poor diet, continued and in some cases...

2014-01-24 13:15:55

A paper in this month's edition of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation advocates including ultrasound in medical education programs to realize the full benefits of the technology as early as possible. The review is by J. Christian Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Director of Instructional Ultrasound at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, CA, USA, and colleagues. Ultrasound technology has advanced to the point that many point-of-care...

Are We Living In The Final Days Of The Stethoscope?
2014-01-24 08:33:56

World Heart Federation An editorial in this month's edition of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) suggests the world of medicine could be experiencing its final days of the stethoscope, due to the rapid advent of point-of-care ultrasound devices that are becoming increasingly accurate, smaller to the point of being hand-held and less expensive as the years roll by. The editorial is by Professor Jagat Narula, Editor-in-Chief of Global Heart (Mount Sinai School of...

2013-10-02 23:26:17

The GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting heart disease through awareness, detection and prevention, hosted a special event on September 28th at the Lyon Air Museum in Orange County in recognition of The World Heart Federation’s World Heart Day. This year’s global celebration was the largest to date as millions of people took part in activities around the world. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 The GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit organization...

2013-09-10 11:06:06

Scotland and other nations to set target year for ending tobacco use As the Tobacco End Game conference takes place in New Delhi, India, this week, The World Heart Federation today calls on countries worldwide to follow the example set by nations such as Finland, New Zealand, and Scotland to set a target year to end tobacco use in their populations. Ending tobacco use in this sense means reducing population smoking levels to 5% or below, as well as implementing further measures in the...

2013-08-31 23:02:05

World Heart Day is September 29th. Available now, SupportStore's new red rubber heart disease prevention themed wristband can help generate awareness for the cause. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 SupportStore’s new “Healthy Choices - Fight Heart Disease" wristband is designed as an "always with you" reminder to be mindful when making choices that affect your body. The wristband includes this message, plus a debossed heart shape filled with white, creating a...

2013-08-20 23:26:49

GUARDaHEART, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting heart disease through awareness and prevention, announced that it will host a special event on September 28th in recognition of The World Heart Federation’s World Heart Day. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 GUARDaHEART, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting heart disease through awareness and prevention, announced that it will host a special event on September 28th in recognition of The World Heart Federation’s...

2013-03-08 01:06:13

French women are less likely to spend any time on physical activities including sport, exercise or even household chores, compared to women in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the UK, according to a new survey. The multi-national survey on sport and exercise habits also reveals that more than 50 per cent of French women did not play competitive sport or spend any time on intensive workouts such as running or cycling in a given week. As the French women's football team prepare for this summer's...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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