Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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SimpleScience@Heart: Color-coded syringes may treat children with cardiac arrest faster, reduce error

Color-coded syringes may help emergency crews treat children for sudden heart stoppage faster and eliminate medication dosing errors. In two simulations of pediatric cardiac arrest, emergency room nurses and doctors treated patients 28 seconds faster and paramedics and medical technicians […]

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Simple Science @Heart: Philadelphians find defibrillators with smart phone app

More than 300 teams and individuals used a smart phone application to locate, photograph and map more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Philadelphia. The participants were part

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Simple Science @Heart: Extreme temperatures may raise risk of premature heart-related death

Just a two day “heat wave” may increase the risk of premature heart-related death. Researchers found that a heat wave – the hottest one percent of temperatures – for

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Simple Science @Heart: Drink wine to reduce high blood pressure – just leave out the alcohol

Good news for you red wine lovers: New research shows that a few glasses a day may lower your blood pressure significantly. And now for the bad news:

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Olympian, Dana Vollmer visits our Bay Area Office!

You already know we're all about heart-health. So, it makes sense that we were avid television watchers during the Olympic games. Now, when I say watchers - we

Simple Science @Heart: Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure

Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says. Continued high

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What is the #StoryBehindMyScar?

I've watched #StoryBehindMyScar trend on Twitter all day and have been inspired by the many heart survivors who are sharing their stories of trials and triumph. Their scars are

SimpleScience@Heart: Can blood type predict your risk for heart disease? Maybe…

If you have type A, B or AB blood, you may have a higher risk for heart disease than those with type O. In a recent study, people with

Simple Science @Heart: Ingredient in chocolate may help you think more clearly

Chowing down on a pile of candy bars may not be a very good idea, but one ingredient in chocolate might actually help you come up with good

Simple Science @Heart: How you spend your free time can lower risk for heart disease

Spending your free time plopped in front of the TV or computer? New research shows you may be able to lower your chances of heart disease by using