Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment

About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions with their physicians to determine if it is an appropriate treatment, say …

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Calling 911 important to get prompt treatment

Timothy “Mitch” Mitchell was one of the lucky ones. A diabetic and a longtime smoker, he experienced some burning sensations in his chest off and on for a

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Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

SAN FRANCISCO — Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging. “Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or

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Virtual conferencing effective weight management intervention

SAN FRANCISCO — A weight management intervention delivered through video conferencing helped participants lose weight, according to a study presented on Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology

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Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue their own hobbies and interests

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research released on Thursday. Researchers used several questionnaires to assess well-being after

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Spices and herbs intervention helped adults reduce salt intake

SAN FRANCISCO — Teaching people how to flavor food with spices and herbs is considerably more effective at lowering salt intake than having them do it on their

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of deaf adults using American Sign Language in a healthy lifestyle program successfully lost weight, according to a study presented Wednesday. In the first randomized

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Mouse study finds a faulty gene may also be at fault for high blood pressure

All the mice kept dying. Fatal heart defects were wiping out litters of them in a laboratory, frustrating scientists trying to get to the bottom of a gene

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Soda debate bubbling across the country

In an attempt to reverse the obesity epidemic, lawmakers and health officials across the nation are considering new laws and taxes. Legislation in California calls for the nation’s first

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New guidelines help doctors assess severity of heart valve disease

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are expected to help doctors better assess the severity of valvular heart disease. Each year more