Seniors who feel their life has purpose may live longer
(Reuters Health) - Seniors who feel their life has purpose may be less likely to die from heart, circulatory and digestive diseases and more likely to live longer, new data suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

RATULS: No Advantage for Robotic Assist in Post-Stroke Rehab RATULS: No Advantage for Robotic Assist in Post-Stroke Rehab
Researchers compared robot-assisted upper limb training vs enhanced therapy or standard care in patients recovering from stroke, and find no advantage for the robotic assist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Boston Sci Initiates New Watchman FLX Study
Boston Scientific has initiated a study that will compare the Watchman FLX left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device’s safety and effectiveness to that of anticoagulants for reducing stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients in a new trial. The randomized, controlled OPTION trial will enroll 1,600 patients with non-valvular AFib who are suitable for oral anticoagulants (OAC) therapy and have recently had or will have an ablation. Patients at as many as 130 global sites will be randomized to receive the newest-generation Watchman FLX device or an OAC, inclusive of commonly prescribed direct oral anticoa...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

How Arlington National Cemetery Became the Resting Place for America ’s ‘Heroic Dead’
On May 30, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan visited Arlington National Cemetery to speak at a ceremony for what was then called Decoration Day — and in doing so, set a precedent that holds to this day. That event, organized three years after the end of the Civil War by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the major Union veterans association that he ran, is considered the first national Memorial Day celebration ever to be held at Arlington National Cemetery. “Cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead,” Logan said, “who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes… We shoul...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Holidays remembrance Source Type: news

Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death
Taking statins before or after cancer diagnosis cuts all - cause and cancer - related deaths (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

May 24 2019 This Week in Cardiology May 24 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Aspirin and ICH, late tPA for stroke, public reporting of outcomes, Impella, grapefruit juice and QT interval, and ICDs for primary prevention are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

REVELATION: Drug-Coated Balloons Entices in Select STEMI REVELATION: Drug-Coated Balloons Entices in Select STEMI
Comparable results with mainstay drug-eluting stents raise hopes for an alternative, leave-nothing-behind strategy for some patients with acute MI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Good Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels Can Prevent'Heart Block '
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar levels under control might prevent a common heart rhythm disorder called " heart block. " That's the finding from a new study analyzing data on more than 6,000 people, aged 30 and older,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ARTEMIS: Stop Progression to Diabetes to Avoid CV Events ARTEMIS: Stop Progression to Diabetes to Avoid CV Events
ARTEMIS findings suggest efforts should be made to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes for patients with treated coronary artery disease and prediabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Music Video: EMS United by Farooq Muhammad
FDNY paramedic Farooq Muhammad has posted a new music video to YouTube called EMS United: Muhammad's notes on the video are below: The title of this music video is EMS United. It has always been my hope that as a service we can come together as one voice and strengthen our ties with one another. Together we can accomplish great things for our profession and for the people we serve in our communities. It is time to unite and work as a unified service. Let’s be a family and let’s strive to be the best EMS providers we can be. This video has a very special place in my heart and it was important that I get this on...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

AHA News: Many With High Blood Pressure Aren't Worried. Should They Be?
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- High blood pressure is known as the " silent killer " because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of people diagnosed with it aren't worried about having a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DuPage County resource for parents
   ✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ With grateful hearts we honor all who have served.  ✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯Project HelpThrough home-based mentoring and parent education training, Project HELP provides parents with the proper tools to empower and create a nurturing home environment that encourages children to reach their full potential. We seek to improve parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.1815 W. Diehl Road Suite 900Naperville, IL 60...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Specialized Programs in Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Needed
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- The importance of establishing specialized clinical cardiovascular genetics programs is addressed in an American Heart Association scientific statement published online May 23 in Circulation: Genomic and Precision... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Up With Low-Dose Aspirin
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- For individuals without symptomatic cardiovascular disease, the use of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events is associated with an increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Drinking Red Wine for Heart Health? Read This Before You Toast
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For years, studies have shown a relationship between drinking a moderate amount of red wine and good heart health, but experts say it's important to understand what that means before you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Do you have this painful mouth issue? It could be a symptom diabetes
TYPE 2 diabetes affects many different areas of the body including the eyes, kidneys and heart but many people are unaware of how type 2 diabetes affects their mouths. There is one painful symptom that may indicate you have the condition - this is the sign to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon ’s Heart, Dies at 76
The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey ’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Bailey, Leonard L Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Heart Monkeys and Apes Loma Linda University Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Boy who needed in-utero heart surgery celebrates his first birthday 
Tyler Hendershot, one, from Spokane, Washington, had an in-utero surgery because he had a heart defect that makes it difficult for blood to flow through the body properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Reporting of PCI Outcomes: High Costs and Physician Burden Public Reporting of PCI Outcomes: High Costs and Physician Burden
Survey highlights costs imposed by state-mandated reporting in Massachusetts, but much of the time spent is actually for NCDR requirements, according to advocates of public reporting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Registry Outcomes Support Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Registry Outcomes Support Sirolimus-Eluting Stent
Compared with other frequently used newer-generation drug-eluting stents, the ultra-thin sirolimus-eluting device was associated with lower target lesion revascularization rates, new registry data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Car accidents may increase stroke, heart failure risk for older passengers
Older passengers may have a higher risk of heart failure or stroke following a car crash, new research shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Registry Outcomes Support Ultrathin Sirolimus Stent Registry Outcomes Support Ultrathin Sirolimus Stent
Compared with other frequently used newer-generation drug-eluting stents, the ultra-thin sirolimus-eluting device was associated with lower target lesion revascularization rates, new registry data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Get moving, your brain needs it – study
(Natural News) Physical exercise is not just good for building up muscles and endurance. Studies show that working out also improves your brain in many ways. Many of the positive effects of exercise also extend to the brain. For example, physical activity speeds up the heart rate to deliver more oxygen throughout the body. The brain is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment lowers bad cholesterol in heart attack patients, study says
Within two to three hours, a procedure known as LDL apheresis drove down the bad cholesterol levels of heart attack patients by 50 to 80 percent. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Fish have favorable nutrient profile versus other animal proteins; for most types, benefits outweigh risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, study finds
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain - known as brain haemorrhage - can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the thousands of people who take the medicines to reduce their risk of heart attack and another common type of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 50p fruit you should eat every day to avoid heart attacks
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early deathly eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent heart attack symptoms, by adding this cheap fruit to your daily breakfast routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restarting Antiplatelet After ICH Cuts Recurrence Risk in Half Restarting Antiplatelet After ICH Cuts Recurrence Risk in Half
Restarting antiplatelet therapy after intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial, but new evidence suggests aspirin or clopidogrel can significantly reduce recurrent ICH without increased bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How lack of sleep harms circulation
New research pinpoints a possible mechanism underlying the relationship between lack of sleep and a heightened risk of diverse cardiovascular problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Stop the Bleed & Start the Heart
On June 14, 2014, a law was passed in Texas that requires every high school student to take a CPR course prior to graduation. A distinct challenge to this mandate was—and remains—funding. Like other states, Texas schools struggle financially to provide students with their core educational requirements. So, how do financially challenged school districts find the resources to meet the reality of training for a catastrophic medical event? Here’s what the Centre For Emergency Health Sciences did in South Central Texas to address what could only be described as an emergent need. Making It Happen To avoid confu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Stop the Bleed Bucket Brigade
University Hospitals (UH), located in Northeast Ohio, serves 20 counties with 10 community hospitals, a Level 1 trauma center and four Level 3 trauma centers. We also operate five freestanding EDs in the community and provide medical direction and oversight of the equipment, education, drugs and protocols for 171 EMS services. UH is also responsible for disaster preparedness for the health system and the communities it serves. We also provide event medicine services, including at Cleveland Browns football games, marathons, and other events. We manage five American Heart Association training centers and offer five paramedic...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

AHA News: With Grit and Gratitude, Stroke Survivor Plays On
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Dave Kim can hardly remember a time he wasn't making music. He plays three instruments – most notably the electric violin – and has performed at countless weddings and in concerts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack: The test which could reveal if you are having a heart attack
A HEART attack happens when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks happen when the inside of one or more of the coronary arteries becomes narrowed due to the gradual build up of fatty deposits known as atheroma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Mouth Bacteria Found in Stroke Patients' Brains
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Bacteria commonly seen in the mouth has been found in the brains of people who have had a stroke, a new study shows. The Finnish research group behind the new findings has been studying a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Data from a blood donor screening program could represent a novel strategy for identifying familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), according to a study published online May 22 in JAMA Cardiology. Candace L. Jackson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- A classification system has been developed for categorizing cardiogenic shock; the consensus statement, endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Down, Heart Disease Deaths Up Among Middle-Aged Cancer Deaths Down, Heart Disease Deaths Up Among Middle-Aged
Cancer death rates for middle-aged adults fell from 1999 to 2017; heart disease death rates dropped by 22% from 1999 to 2011 before rising 4% from 2011 to 2017, according to a new report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The science of sex: what happens to our bodies when we're aroused?
It ’s good for our mental and physical health, lowering blood pressure and boosting the immune systemSex is the most talked-about, joked about, thought-about issue in our culture. Every grown adult is expected to know how to do it, but beyond the basic mechanics we ’re not taught about it and fiction is coy. We are not short of information on sexual practices – thank you, Fifty Shades of Grey – but there is a general absence of accurate detail of what happens to our bodies during, and as a result of, the act.Yet sex is good for our mental and physical health. It lowers the heart rate and blood press...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Sex Health & wellbeing Life and style Relationships Science Human biology Sexuality Sexual health Source Type: news

High blood pressure increases heart attack risk - research to avoid fatal complications
HIGH blood pressure risks become more serious the older you get, and the condition is especially common in older adults. For older people with high blood pressure intensive blood pressure control may be the answer. What does it involve and how does it work? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri's Grounded Ambulances Hurt Emergency Health Services
[Nation] Mr Wachira Mburu had been admitted to a mission hospital in Nyeri County with a heart disease that had persisted for more than two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women's chances of surviving cardiac arrest are half those of men, study says. Here's why
The window to shock a woman's heart back into a stable rhythm after cardiac arrest seems to close faster than in men. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

3D printing customizes brachytherapy for cervical cancer
Researchers from the Netherlands have created individually tailored 3D-printed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRS: Radiologists foresee bright future for 3D printing 3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 4D flow MRI, 3D printing improve congenital heart surgery 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut 'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within Hours
Title: Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut 'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within HoursCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

$12.5 million grant funds ambitious collaboration shedding light on major diseases
(University of Virginia Health System) A groundbreaking research collaboration at the University of Virginia School of Medicine that is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease has received $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought
(University of Guelph) A new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening to the female heart during perimenopause -- the stage before menopause sets in. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart failure, stroke greater among occupants in motor vehicle accidents
(Boston University School of Medicine) New research has shown that in older adults (65 and older), being an occupant in an automobile during a motor vehicle accident may lead to heart failure or stroke, as compared to pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers investigate hormonal links between diet and obesity
(Saint Louis University) Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women's heart disease death has rocketed since 1999, CDC data reveal
A new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics has found that heart disease deaths decreased by 22 percent from 1999 to 2011, and then rose four percent from 2011 to 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red wine's resveratrol decreases blood pressure in mice: Could it do the same in human heart patients?
Mice that were fed large quantities of resveratrol, a compound present in red wine, experienced a significant drop in blood pressure, a new study showed. Could the same effect happen in humans? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The longer you spend in education, the less likely you are to be overweight
Scientists in London say those in higher education tend to be healthier, with lower BMI, blood pressure and likelihood of smoking protecting them from cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news