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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Jared Kaltwasser
The self-described naturopath who made millions after his dubious weight-loss product was touted as “magic” on “The Dr. Oz Show” has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
People at age 55 who've lived with 11 to 20 years of high cholesterol show double the risk of coronary heart disease compared to people who age with only one to 10 years of high cholesterol, and quadruple the risk of people who had low cholesterol levels. These findings were published online Jan. 26 in Circulation.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For patients seen in emergency departments solely for chest pain not due to myocardial infarction, noninvasive screening tests for coronary heart disease do not appear to benefit the prediction of future cardiovascular events, a new study suggests. The report was published online Jan. 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Chronic insomniacs who regularly take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep appear to be at a significantly increased risk for hypertension, according to research published online Jan. 26 in Hypertension.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Intensive lifestyle modifications, the cornerstones of atherosclerotic disease management, are associated with a decrease in coronary and carotid atherosclerotic burden, according to a review published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
In a study of older adults, salt intake was not associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart failure, or mortality.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Working more than 3 night shifts per month for years can be hazardous to health, say an international team of researchers
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Adherence is more than just a patients’ known responsibility to take medications – there are reasons why patients may not want to stick to their regimens, as Lisa Rosenbaum, MD, explored in the latest NEJM.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Cardiovascular disease is often preceded by pneumonia severe enough to be hospitalized for, according to research published in JAMA.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Gale Scott
Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults is on the rise. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that ISH puts these patients at higher relative risk for heart disease and mortality than their peers with normal blood pressure. That raises the question of whether these younger ISH patients should be getting drug therapy.
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