Thursday 28 Aug 2014

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Gene therapy may reduce risk of sudden cardiac death from heart disorder

A single dose of gene therapy reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death for one year from an inherited disorder that causes abnormal heart rhythm, according to a new study. In addition, the gene therapy showed promise in preventing Catecholaminergic …

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Reporting program certification to award incentives for healthcare improvements

The Guidelines Advantage, a healthcare improvement reporting program, was awarded a certification that allows doctors to use it to report quality information to the Centers for Medicare &

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Proposed waiver would allow schools to withdraw from nutrition standards

A proposal to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs moved forward Thursday, to the disappointment of healthy eating advocates. “Any attempt to suspend

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Marathoner reaches goal of good health

Three days before his first marathon, Keith Schroth was not anxious about finishing the 26.2-mile run. As far as he was concerned, he’d already overcome a major challenge. For

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Anti-clotting drugs may help save stent patients’ lives

Coronary artery stent patients’ lives may depend on filling their prescriptions and taking an anti-clotting drug within days of leaving the hospital, according to a large study in

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Volunteer marks stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

Teri Ackerson finished a Memorial Day run last year in preparation for her first marathon. She went home for a shower, then went for a coffee with her

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Optimism could be a tool in heart failure prevention

A happy heart may be a healthy heart, at least for older people at the risk of developing heart failure. Researchers followed 6,808 people enrolled in the Health and

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Emergency medical services, fire departments recognized

The Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Program has extended silver and bronze awards to 207 emergency medical services and fire departments to recognize their quality of care. To be recognized,

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Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury

Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury, according to research published Thursday in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. In the study, people with a

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Stroke survivors and caregivers explain the long road to recovery

Survivors and caregivers met with legislators in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to explain the financial costs that can accompany the long road to recovery after stroke and to