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Red wine protects the heart
...nd a 40 percent lower mortality rate from ischemic heart
disease among people in France despite the high amount of saturated fats in their diet. Sumpio said there are several studies showing drinking two to three ounces of alcohol each day has a beneficial effect, but any more than that and the alcohol be...
Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care
Calls to regionalize the care of patients with heart
attacks are premature, and do not account for pote..."Much of the enthusiasm for the regionalization of heart
attack care has focused on what its upsides may be, without adequately considering how realistic som...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...rent life-shortening effects of cancer or ischemic heart
disease. The findings are contrary to what some sc... is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart
disease, cancer and other complications. Obesity and overweight are the second leading cause of prev...
Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest
...lly ill patients on breathing machines with severe heart
and lung conditions, "blue babies" and cystic fibr...y Exercise Testing (CPEX) which will measure their heart
rate and breathing to determine their maximum exercise potential and endurance, which can then be us...
Specialist care gives better rate of survival
...ily physicians is needed to save the lives of more heart
patients, especially rural residents, according to...nts discharged after their first hospital stay for heart
failure had significantly better outcomes if they received regular cardiovascular follow-up visits w...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...tal Boston. Obesity is known to increase risk for heart
disease and cancer, and the surge in childhood obe...ublic health are potentially disastrous -- imagine heart
attack or kidney failure becoming a relatively common condition of young adulthood." Two thirds of A...
'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15
... previous studies have suggested may fight cancer, heart
disease and diabetes. ( AGFD 94 , Tuesday, March 15, 10:45 a.m., and AGFD 95 , 11:10 a.m.)* Cheese-flavored tortilla chips are number one snack food, survey finds Snack food consumption is on an upswing, with a mind-boggling array of new and inno...
Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans
...iabetes and its deadly complications, particularly heart
disease, the researchers note. This study was fund... shunted to non-adipose tissues such as the liver, heart
and pancreas, where they can do extensive damage to cells. Pancreatic damage can lead to diabetes. H...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
... a traditional one in improving African American's heart
health. Providing health care services in an easil... age 60), placing the study group at high risk for heart
disease themselves. Participants, on average, were 49 years old with a high school education. None...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...oss, aggression, psychotic behavior, and potential heart
and brain damage. The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology (at Scripps) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse provided funding for this study. In addition to Janda and Dickerson, other study co-authors include Noboru Yamamoto and Diana Ruiz, also...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...rovement program focused on patients with ischemic heart
disease, stroke or congestive heart
failure. It has been shown that GTWG can improve evidenced-based care in hospitals and appears to r...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...orities at highest risk were least aware. As with heart
attack, it is critical that women at risk for stro...997 to assess trends in awareness and knowledge of heart
disease and stroke, the nation's first and third leading causes of death. Questions covered knowled...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...e have mostly focused on disparities in the use of heart
catheterization between blacks and whites, this st...ons. These include newer recommended medications, heart
catheterizations, and discharge recommendations for non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome," said ...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
... quality care for all Americans everywhere.' As a heart
specialist, I am aware of the power of prevention ...e advances we've made in the treatment and care of heart
disease and stroke. I am always saddened to admit that many ethnic minorities, persons with low inc...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...lytic therapy (clot-busting drugs given to treat a heart
attack) was given 50 percent less often in African... the striking confluence of known risk factors for heart
disease and stroke in minority populations especially hypertension, obesity and diabetes," Yancy sa...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
... compared hospital discharge data on 928,551 acute heart
attack patients including 310,412 patients in New York. Blacks and Hispanics accounted for 13.7 percent of the New York patients and 10 percent of patients in the comparison states. New York released its first surgeon-specific CABG report card in D...
Vitamin E may not prevent cancer or cardiovascular events, but may increase risk for heart failure
...reduced, and in fact some had an increased risk of heart
failure, according to a study in the March 16 issu... or deaths. We observed an increase in the risk of heart
failure, which is of concern. Although this adverse effect of vitamin E was unexpected and cannot be...
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
The risk of ischemic heart
disease that is associated with radiotherapy for b...r but can increase her risk of death from ischemic heart
disease. Patients with left-sided breast tumors receive a higher radiation dose to the heart
Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
...er Center have concluded that the risk of ischemic heart
disease and, ultimately, cardiac death following r...ween advancements in radiation therapy to ischemic heart
disease," says Sharon Giordano, M.D., the study's lead author and an assistant professor in M. D. An...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...kely to benefit black Americans at greater risk of heart
disease than full-service physician care alone. T...en, who have the leading risk factors for coronary heart
disease, including high blood pressure, elevated levels of cholesterol, high rates of smoking and di...
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