Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Heart Health

238 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are compared based on their performance with heart attacks and heart failures.
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Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say
Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours
Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say
Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels
Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels
Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers
Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says
But it's not yet ready for standard care
Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says
Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says
For people at risk of heart attack or stroke
Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin
Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says
Study shows delivery of clot-busting drug is often later than staff believes
Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival
Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says
This often-deadly malfunction of heart's electrical system also tends to occur earlier in black people