Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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Waiting for a new heart isn’t easy

Ginger Zimmerman, a longtime American Heart Association volunteer who successfully underwent a heart transplant 16 years ago, is suffering from complications and needs a second heart transplant. For more than three months, she’s been at a hospital in New York, …

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Health advocates say supporters need to reach out to FDA since tobacco industry mobilized

The public has only a couple of weeks to tell the Food and Drug Administration what it thinks about the proposed plan to regulate all tobacco products, including

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New online Garden Community encourages healthy living through gardening

The American Heart Association is offering a new online community for gardening enthusiasts to connect, share information and learn to live healthier. The free site began on Wednesday and is

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Time of arrival at hospital impacts time to treatment and survival of heart attack patients

Going to the hospital for a heart attack during evenings, weekends and holidays increases your risk of dying 13 percent compared with people arriving during workday hours, according

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Lower neighborhood socioeconomic levels drive increase in heart failure readmissions

Heart failure patients living in low socioeconomic neighborhoods are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those in more affluent neighborhoods, according to a new study in

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A fresh take on summer grilling

One of the best sounds of the summer is that initial sizzle from fresh cuts of meat hitting a hot grill. But there’s a way to get that sizzle

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Hospital evaluations increase, but not created equally

The rate of available public information about healthcare and hospitals has gone from a trickle to a steady stream in the last decade. Now, patients and other consumers

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Uninsured and black infants with severe heart defects face higher death risk

Among infants born with severe heart defects, uninsured newborns were three times more likely to die than privately insured newborns, according to a new study by the Centers

Patients should talk to doctors before changing dosage on anti-clotting drug

A recent report questions whether more could be done to prevent side-effects and improve effectiveness of the anti-clotting drug dabigatran, but medical experts urge people to continue taking

Questions raised about managing dabigatran’s risks

Q. What did the British Medical Journal article say about dabigatran/Pradaxa and its manufacturer? The journal released a report questioning whether drugmaker Boehringer-Ingelheim fully disclosed all it knew about