Friday, May 29, 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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Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm
For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income
But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers
Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low
Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low
Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption
Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says
Researcher recommends counseling as first step
Researcher recommends counseling as first step
It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol
Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds
But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients
Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems
Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests
Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests
Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say
Stroke, death more common at some centers than others
Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say
Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study
Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening