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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 nine seconds faster when they used color-coded, pre-filled syringes of […]

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 of a crowdsourcing challenge who received cash prizes for mapping the most AEDs. Crowdsourcing is when the public conducts a task […]

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 two or more days led to increased cardiovascular death risks. The scientists compared heart-related deaths and daily temperatures in Brisbane, Australia, […]

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: It only works with non-alcoholic wine.

The study found that three glasses a day over four weeks led to a significant drop […]

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 hosted watching parties, complete with lots of fruits and veggies and a house full of screaming and cheering friends.

Of course 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 blood pressure increases their risk of another stroke.

The study examined racial and ethnic differences in these strokes, called intracranial hemorrhage or […]

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 badges of honor – reminders that they are stronger than the heart condition that tried to hurt them.

Heart survivors often beat […]

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 the rarest blood type — AB — were 23 percent more likely to have heart disease. Those with type B had […]

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 ideas.

New research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension found improved mental function in elderly people who drank a lot of […]

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 just a small amount of that free time on simple physical activity such as brisk walking, riding a bike or even […]