Food for thought — and health. The right diet for patients can improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Evidence from studies and programs shows how crafting a meal can counter heart ailments, diabetes and other medical problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dhruv Khullar Source Type: news

Women can have heart attacks without chest pain. That leads to dangerous delays.
Lack of awareness of the symptoms can cause people to wait to come to the ER and potentially suffer damage to their hearts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ersilia M. DeFilippis Source Type: news

How low is too low? Lowering "bad" cholesterol by using medication could be bad for you, warn experts
(Natural News) Is there really “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol? The medical community has branded low density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol “bad” because high levels are linked to plaque buildup in the arteries, heart disease, and risk of ischemic stroke. However, a new study from Penn State University argues that LDL cholesterol is necessary in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertonic Saline Promising in Diuretic-Resistant Heart Failure Hypertonic Saline Promising in Diuretic-Resistant Heart Failure
Hypertonic saline (HS) appears to be safe and well tolerated as an adjuvant to loop diuretics in refractory acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 16, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart condition can be cured with a quick blast of lung cancer therapy
Ventricular tachycardia is a major cause of sudden cardiac death, and kills more than 100,000 in the UK every year. Tests show the abnormal rhythm can be corrected with a pain-free blast of radiotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Involving Anticoagulation Clinics May Help Manage Blood Clot Meds Before a Procedure Involving Anticoagulation Clinics May Help Manage Blood Clot Meds Before a Procedure
Referral to an anticoagulation clinic, facilitated by a best-practice alert in the electronic medical record (EMR), is associated with improved preprocedure management of antithrombotic medication for patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart: The supplement proven to reduce your risk of heart disease
BEST supplements for the heart: One of the gravest threats to life expectancy is heart disease so taking steps to protect your heart could mean the difference between life or death. Taking supplements for your heart has been met with a degree of scepticism over the years due to scant evidence, but recent research suggests a particular supplement may hold promise as a form of protection against heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Look out for this symptom on your fingernails - it could signal your risk
A HEART attack can be a deadly occurrence. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of it, and there's a noticeable symptom just on your fingernails that could indicate you have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning: A handful of this fruit in the morning could lower reading
HIGH blood pressure puts unnecessary strain on your heart and arteries. Dubbed "the silent killer", this dangerous condition needs to be managed well. Which fruit has been shown to help lower blood pressure readings? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder and insomnia: exploring a hypothesis of a common neurological basis using waking and sleep-derived heart rate variability - Eddie D, Bentley KH, Bernard R, Yeung A, Nyer M, Pedrelli P, Mischoulon D, Winkelman JW.
It remains unclear whether neurobiological dysfunction observed in major depressive disorder (MDD) and insomnia is an expression of common or independent bases. The present investigation sought to explore differences in heart rate variability (HRV)-a widel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
However, agency is not recommending special screening for patients who have taken the weight - loss drug (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

GI Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulants in AF Foremost a Cancer Red Flag GI Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulants in AF Foremost a Cancer Red Flag
An observational study'is a wake-up call for us to not let any kind of bleed in the GI tract go without a more detailed investigation for potential cancer,'says an expert observer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for heart health: Four supplements to ensure a healthy heart
BEST supplements for heart health: With Valentine's Day and all things heart-related upon us, taking care of one's heart is imperative. What are four of the best supplements one can take to ensure a healthy heart? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale cardiologists share six clinical trends that are making an impact
Heart care is rapidly evolving. Yale Cardiovascular Medicine asked six faculty members to discuss emerging trends that could radically transform healthcare. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Feb 14 2020 This Week in Cardiology Feb 14 2020 This Week in Cardiology
Cardiac stents, cardio-oncology, VT ablation, acute AF are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term
In patients with lung cancer or lymphoma, increase in heart dose tied to decrease in physical activity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Blog: Proud of our union – and the strong women who have built it
This week our union has been celebrating HeartUnions week. It’s always a great opportunity to celebrate the work that our union does for UNISON members and for public services. It’s a great opportunity to thank UNISON activists and staff for campaigning, representing and supporting public service workers. And it’s a fantastic chance to shout – loudly and proudly – that we are not just the biggest union in the UK, but the fastest growing union in Western Europe. Our union has so much to be proud of – I’m grateful for that every single day. It’s been particularly great to cele...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Prentis shares the ❤ with UNISON ’s women
“UNISON women have always been my inspiration. Whatever path we take, I will always walk with you.” Dave Prentis was addressing the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth as Heart Unions – and Heart UNISON – week neared its conclusion. And the general secretary was full of heart for the 1,000-plus representatives of the union’s million-plus female members. He said “I can’t think of a better place to spend Valentine’s Day than with all of you!” to warm laughter and applause. “Over a thousand women here today … our women’s conference grow...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference dave prentis heart unions Heart UNISON women members Source Type: news

How AI Can Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes
Artificial intelligence is making its way into health care, and one of its first stops is making sense of all of those scans that doctors order. Already, studies have shown that AI-based tools can, in some cases, pick out abnormal growths that could be cancerous tumors better than doctors can, mainly because digesting and synthesizing huge volumes of information is what AI does best. In a study published Feb. 14 in Circulation, researchers in the U.K. and the U.S. report that an AI program can reliably predict heart attacks and strokes. Kristopher Knott, a research fellow at the British Heart Foundation, and his team condu...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Heart Disease Source Type: news

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb ‘ High - Risk ’ Prostate Cancers
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Reproductive Medicine, Diabetes, News, Source Type: news

Solving Coronary Risk: Feeding Machines Some CAC Supplements Solving Coronary Risk: Feeding Machines Some CAC Supplements
This commentary explores whether machine learning-based models incorporating CAC scores can perform better than existing statistical models in determining coronary risk.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes
Love starts with chemicals jumping between neurons in your brain -- so why do we think it's in our hearts? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI Plus Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack, Stroke Prediction
Adding artificial intelligence to cardiac MRI instantaneously and accurately measures blood flow. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Cardiac Imaging Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: The sensation in your chest could signal the deadly condition
A HEART attack can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. As it can lead to sudden death, the person who is suffering from one needs medical attention straight away. What sensation in the chest could signal the deadly condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Thoracic radiation therapy (RT) is associated with increased fatigue and dyspnea as well as decreased physical activity, according to a study presented at the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference organized... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Spanish-Speaking Stroke Survivors Face More Obstacles
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Stroke survivors who speak Spanish are more likely to have low stroke literacy and a negative perception of their health care, according to a new study that called for breaking down language... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

World's first AI can predict when patients will have a heart attack or stroke better than a DOCTOR
Artificial intelligence was tested by Barts Health NHS trust. The AI was used to analyse blood flow scans of more than 1,000 patients its predictions were more accurate than a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Op-Ed: What can you do to protect yourself from heart disease? Make a lot of money
Dying from heart disease correlates more closely with your ZIP Code and bank balance than with your gene pool. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haider J. Warraich Source Type: news

Common Drugs Might Help Prevent Death From a 'Broken Heart'
Title: Common Drugs Might Help Prevent Death From a 'Broken Heart'Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White Adults
Title: AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know It
Title: Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CDC: Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the launch of the 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, which seeks to prevent a million strokes and heart attacks by 2022. Million Hearts recognizes health systems, clinicians, and clinical practices that have significantly impacted hypertension control rates. Applications will be accepted February 21 through April 6, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Bon voyage! Study suggests taking vacations helps boost heart health
(Natural News) Statistics indicate that around a quarter of all adults have a condition known as metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors associated with an elevated risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. The risk of metabolic syndrome increases with age, and lifestyle issues like not exercising enough, smoking and carrying extra... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Listing Decisions in the Modern Era Heart Transplant Listing Decisions in the Modern Era
Gaming the system or doing what's best for your patient? The author examines the difficult ethical balance faced by physicians during the heart transplant allocation process.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rwanda: Medics to Independently Handle Open Heart Surgeries
[New Times] Rwandan medics are set to independently start carrying out open-heart surgeries this year, a milestone for the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AI helps predict heart attacks and stroke
(University College London) Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a study led by UCL and Barts Health NHS Trust published in Circulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiation therapy to heart can worsen fatigue, shortness of breath in cancer patients
(American College of Cardiology) Radiation doses to the heart that occur during radiation therapy treatments for lung cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma can increase fatigue, cause difficulty breathing and lower capacity for physical activity in patients with cancer, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course. The course examines new science and best practices in assessing, diagnosing and treating the unique cardiovascular concerns of patients with cancer and/or those requiring survivorship care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic study looks at changes in outcomes for coronary revascularization
(Mayo Clinic) The most common type of heart disease -- coronary artery disease -- affects 6.7% of adults and accounts for 20% of 2 in 10 deaths of adults under age 65. The condition builds over time as inflammation and cholesterol-containing plaques settle in the heart's arteries, where they can eventually cause narrowing and blockages that lead to a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wayne State University team developing new treatments for Barth syndrome
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A Wayne State University research team received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a grant that aims identify specific metabolites as candidates or new treatments for Barth syndrome and other cardiomyopathies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger nonfatal heart attacks, Yale study finds
(Yale School of Public Health) A Yale-affiliated scientist finds that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a nonfatal heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Heart transplant list could be slashed after hope of keeping donated organ alive for 24 hours
But by pumping fluid through its blood vessels, and using pulses of oxygen which mimic a heartbeat, scientists have been able to keep five pigs' hearts for 24 hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Romeo seeking Juliet in the animal kingdom’
Wondering how to woo your crush this Valentine ’s Day? When it comes to love, don’t wing it — take a lesson from the birds (and bees) instead.“Humans often believe romance is unique to our species, but it’s not,” said Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, co-director of  UCLA ’s Evolutionary Medicine Program. “Sexual conversations unfold across the animal kingdom between individuals who are sizing each other up.”Mirroring the drama of the human world, romance in the wild is never certain. Plenty of animal suitors get rejected.“Unlike a dance or ritual with pre...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus
As spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues, the American College of Cardiology has released a clinical update that looks at early cardiac implications and clinical guidance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Young Children Being Poisoned By Pills Taken Out Of Original Packaging, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Young children are accidentally ingesting dangerous pills due to pills being taken out of their child-safe packaging, according to a study by the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers at Emory University studied calls to five poison centers regarding children five and under who had accidentally ingested pills. They found that more than half involved prescription medications that had been removed from the original child-safe packaging. Parents and grandparents often remove pills from their original containers and put them in daily organizers or leave them out on a nightstand or kitchen counter to take late...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Resolute Onyx Stent Safe and Effective in High-Bleeding-Risk Patients Resolute Onyx Stent Safe and Effective in High-Bleeding-Risk Patients
Now published, results of the Onyx ONE trial show the Resolute Onyx polymer-based stent was noninferior to the polymer-free Biofreedom in patients at high bleeding risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy May Not Be Modifiable Stroke Risk Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy May Not Be Modifiable
New evidence confirming the association between diabetic retinopathy and elevated stroke risk also demonstrates that common clinical interventions to lower risk may not help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

#DYK African American women often have more heart attack risk factors than white women, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol & diabetes? Get tips on managing these conditions & making #HeartHealthy decisions: http://www.fda.gov/womenshearthealth   … via @FDAWomen
#DYK African American women often have more heart attack risk factors than white women, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol & diabetes? Get tips on managing these conditions & making #HeartHealthy decisions: http://www.fda.gov/womenshearthealth … via @FDAWomen (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 13, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at US_FDA) Source Type: news

Common Drugs Might Help Prevent Death From a ‘ Broken Heart ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news