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Many Working Americans Obtain Unhealthy Foods at Work

June 12, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. These foods are often high in empty calories, sodium, refined grains; low in whole grains, fruit Read article

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Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

May 17, 2018 However, combination is associated with increased risk of major hemorrhage within 90 days

Researchers Explore Nanofibers to Target, Treat Atherosclerosis

May 11, 2018 Study shows 11 and 9 percent plaque reduction in treated male, female mice compared with controls

At Low Temps, Air Pollution May Up Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

May 09, 2018 Particulate matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter linked to higher sudden cardiac death risk in women

Marijuana Use Not Linked to Risk of Arrhythmias After Acute MI

May 09, 2018 Risk of ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation or cardiac arrest no different for users, non-users

Improved Outcomes With Public Reporting of CABG Data

April 30, 2018 Decrease in observed and expected mortality rates, risk factor rates from 2002 to 2014 in Massachusetts

Drug-Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015

April 26, 2018 Increase in endocarditis over nine-year study period mirrored increase in concomitant mixed drug use

Variation in Quality of ICD Advice on Patient Message Boards

April 09, 2018 Overall, 24.4 percent of instances of medical advice were considered inappropriate for most patients

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

April 09, 2018 Preferences indicate people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise

High Financial Burden for Families of Patients With ASCVD

April 09, 2018 High burden of expenses for one in four low-income families; catastrophic burden for one in 10

Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of A-Fib

March 22, 2018 CES-D ≥16, antidepressant use each associated with higher incidence of atrial fibrillation

Implantable Sensor Relays Real-Time Personal Health Info

March 22, 2018 Hydrogel scaffolds respond to concentration of analytes in the blood, including oxygen, CO2, glucose

Open-Flame/High-Temperature Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk

March 21, 2018 High frequency of open-flame/high-temp cooking, preference for higher meat doneness tied to HTN

Sweetened Drinks Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality

March 21, 2018 Risk of CVD-related, CHD-related, all-cause mortality up for highest versus lowest quartile of intake

Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity

March 21, 2018 Technical success rate 100 percent in 10 subjects; no procedure-related complications, adverse events

ENDO: Low Sperm Count Tied to Worse Cardiometabolic Health

March 19, 2018 Low sperm counts linked to hypogonadism, higher BMI, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome