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Regular carry-out meals linked to higher body and blood fats in kids
(Reuters Health) - Children who eat restaurant carry-out, or “takeaway,” meals once a week or more tend to have extra body fat and long-term risk factors for heart disease, suggests a UK study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NEA Baptist Adds Two to Jonesboro Teams (NEA Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Mahesh Aradhya has joined the cardiology team at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro while Dr. Nicole Akers has joined NEA Baptist’s Windover Clinic Family Practice. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mother carries heart in rucksack following severe heart failure
THANKS to her amazing rucksack Selwa Hussain is celebrating the New Year her family feared she would never see. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centers Slowly Warming Up to Protected TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Three dozen sites on board, with CMS coverage of Sentinel yet to be decided (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Keeping it simple is key to dieting in the new year, says leading heart doctor
DITCH faddy diets and take up walking – that’s the new year health advice from one leading heart doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hard exercise and heart operations DO go together
The heart is a muscle and all muscles need exercise. Anyone with a stent is effectively being given a second chance that otherwise would not have existed. Use it, don ’t lose it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyes, heart, butt: All are in danger from your desk job – here’s what you can do about it
(Natural News) Even though most desk jobs are low-impact, they are often linked to very serious health concerns. Various experts say that individuals who work in offices need to pay attention to their health because people who spend at least six hours a day sitting down double their risk of a heart attack. Even the computers that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why this part of the holiday season may be particularly risky for your heart
Sweet treats, holiday travel and eggnog may take a toll on your heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brains, Hearts and Heroin Addiction: Medicine in VR
Addiction treatment, heart surgery and brain research are just some of the areas where virtual reality is helping to improve traditional approaches to treatment and training in medicine. Step inside a human heart or experience addiction treatment in VR. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Virtual Reality (Computers) Research Addiction (Psychology) Surgery and Surgeons Heroin Heart Brain Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Self-Thrombolysis; Viagra After Valve Tx; ECG-to-Wire Times
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hit 19 gyms in 3 hours: Start 2018 off with an LA 'fitness crawl'
Two new yoga studios in Echo Park; the Y on the Westside goes upscale and cardio replaces cocktails on a Pico Boulevard “fitness crawl.” Put these on your agenda to start the new year right.One of the reasons behind the opening of Love Yoga in Echo Park in October -- sister studio to the original... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open massive medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open massive medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Seniors, Lose the Weight But Not the Muscle in 2018
FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 -- If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone. Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Clinical Trialists, You Can't Always Get What You Want
(MedPage Today) -- Investigators have lost control of their trials'messages (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Rises With More CV Procedures in Congenital-HD Adults Cancer Risk Rises With More CV Procedures in Congenital-HD Adults
The independently raised cancer risk went up with cumulative radiation exposure in an aging cohort of>24,000; breast cancer was the most common malignancy in women, genitourinary cancer in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

5 medtech stories we missed this week: Dec. 29, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From NanoVibronix’s new Indian regulatory and distribution agreement to Guided Therapeutics’s Turkish distribution deal, here are five medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. NanoVibronix inks deal with Indian regulatory and distribution consultant NanoVibronix announced in a Dec. 20 press release that it has signed Morulaa HealthTech as its regulatory and marketing partner in India. Morulaa HealthTech will help bring NanoVibronix’s products to India, including its UroShield, WoundShield and PainShield. Morulaa HealthTech also has an in...
Source: Mass Device - December 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Regulatory/Compliance Guided Therapeutics Inc. Impulse Dynamics K2M MedTech Muscle Activation Technique nanovibronix neuxtechnologies Source Type: news

Fire in New York City Apartment Building Kills 12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. Those who died Thursday night included girls ages 1, 2 and 7, and a boy whose age was not given. De Blasio, a Democrat, says responders saved at least 12 lives. "Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the fire, "historic in its magnitude," because of the number of lives lost. Excluding the Sept. 11 attacks, it was the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Built-In Body Scale; School Obesity Prevention Fail; Supplements Strike Out
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Association of GDM With Cardiometabolic Disease in Parents Association of GDM With Cardiometabolic Disease in Parents
This study indicates that gestational diabetes and hypertension in pregnancy leads to high rates of subsequent cardiometabolic disease--and not just in mothers.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Absolutely Zero Stent Thrombosis at 5 Years With Bioabsorbable MiStent
(MedPage Today) -- Device had shown non-inferiority with Xience at 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Claire ’s Recalls Asbestos-Containing Makeup
National children’s retailer Claire’s has issued a recall of nine makeup products after reports surfaced they may contain cancer-causing asbestos fibers. An inquiry from a Rhode Island-based mother sparked the recall. Curious about what was in her 6-year-old daughter’s glitter makeup, Kristi Warner sent samples to an independent lab in North Carolina for testing. The makeup contained traces of tremolite asbestos, according to Warner. Tremolite is not used commercially, but can be found as a contaminant in talc, a common ingredient in cosmetics. Inhaling or ingesting any form of asbestos can lead to seri...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 28, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos in children's makeup asbestos lung cancer asbestos makeup Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set Claire's Claire's recall Justice Kristi Warner mesothelioma Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48 Piece Makeup Set Mint Glitter Make Up Set Source Type: news

Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma
Friends and activists are visiting the New York hospital where Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in grave condition after a heart attack (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Even Thoracic MRI Safe for'Legacy' ICDs, Pacemakers Even Thoracic MRI Safe for'Legacy' ICDs, Pacemakers
With this cohort study and MagnaSafe,"it is hard to understand the position of the CMS to restrict access to patients with MRI-conditional labeling of their leads and ICD systems," said a researcher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

BD Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle for Bard Deal
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) said Thursday that its pending acquisition of C.R. Bard has been cleared by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM). Franklin Lakes, NJ-based BD now plans to close the deal Friday, so long as the MOFCOM also approves Merit Medical as the buyer for its soft tissue core needle biopsy product line divestiture. MOFCOM cleared the Bard acquisition on the condition that BD divests its soft tissue core needle biopsy product line. This was the final regulatory approval needed to complete the Bard deal, said Vincent Forlenza, chairman and CEO of BD.  BD broke ...
Source: MDDI - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Food pantry idea a blessing for small town
This summer, Roman Espinoza, a 46-year-old Army veteran, put up a "blessing box" on his lawn. He hoped the miniature food pantry would help alleviate the problem of hunger in his community. It was one man's small gesture that revealed a town's big heart. Today, Watertown, New York boasts more than 20 of these boxes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICD Shocks Hurt QoL, Activity Levels Acutely and Long-Term ICD Shocks Hurt QoL, Activity Levels Acutely and Long-Term
Patients with reduced activity levels related to ICD shock anxiety could be at"increased risk for hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality," researchers speculate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ICD Shocks Hurt Quality of Life, Physical Activity Levels both Acutely and Long-Term ICD Shocks Hurt Quality of Life, Physical Activity Levels both Acutely and Long-Term
Patients with reduced activity levels related to ICD shock anxiety could be at"increased risk for hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality," researchers speculate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

With Post-PCI Stenosis, Degree and Location Matter (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Mortality risk varies with extent, type of leftover lesions (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Legacy pacers, ICDs found safe for 1.5T MRI scans
Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators not marked as MRI-safe could still be mostly safe to use during imaging sessions with 1.5T MRI machines, according to a new study reported on by Healio. Results from the study were recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. In the prospective, nonrandomized study, researchers aimed to explore the safety of 1.5T MRI sessions in 1,509 patients with legacy pacemakers or ICDs, undergoing a total of 2,103 MRI exams. Pacing mode in the devices was changed to asynchronies in pacing dependent patients and demand mode for other patients, with tachyarrhythmia fun...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Imaging Source Type: news

What Are the Best Surrogates in Heart Failure Trials? What Are the Best Surrogates in Heart Failure Trials?
Drs Pi ñ a and Udelson survey the latest knowledge on the markers and methods to predict patient outcomes.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Higher HDL Might Help Prevent AKI After Heart Surgery Higher HDL Might Help Prevent AKI After Heart Surgery
Higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentrations may be protective against acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Radiation-Induced DNA Damage Seen in Interventional Cardiologists Radiation-Induced DNA Damage Seen in Interventional Cardiologists
Two studies provide further evidence of the potential health risks of occupational ionizing radiation exposure in interventional cardiologists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

PCI No Better Than Sham for Stable Angina In ORBITA
(MedPage Today) -- No symptom relief beyond placebo effect in first sham-controlled trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

10 Questions for Shaun White
Snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist Shaun White shares how growing up with a heart condition influences his advocacy for children’s health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Too Much Hypoglycemia in Diabetic Hospice Patients
(MedPage Today) -- This despite guidelines calling for relaxed glycemic control in hospice (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New structure of key protein holds clues for better drug design
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have peered deep into the heart of a key protein used in drug design and discovered dynamic structural features that may lead to new ways to target diseases. The protein, called the A2A adenosine receptor (A2aAR), is a member of the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family, which are the targets of roughly 40 percent of all approved pharmaceuticals. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

MRIs Safe With Older Pacemakers, Study Finds
Title: MRIs Safe With Older Pacemakers, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Medication and Intraocular Pressure Cardiovascular Medication and Intraocular Pressure
Could certain cardiovascular medications influence IOP reduction?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia
Learn about the different classifications of cardiomyopathy and their impact on perioperative management in this review.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Clopidogrel After 1 Month in Stabilized ACS Patients Clopidogrel After 1 Month in Stabilized ACS Patients
A new study investigates switching from prasugrel or ticagrelor to clopidogrel vs. continuing either drug after a PCI for ACS. Will the results change clinical practice?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NOACs and Prescribing Practices for AF in Older Adults NOACs and Prescribing Practices for AF in Older Adults
Has the introduction of several new oral anticoagulants changed anticoagulation prescribing practices for older adults with atrial fibrillation?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Frailty Syndrome: A Problem in the Management of Arrhythmias Frailty Syndrome: A Problem in the Management of Arrhythmias
How prevalent is frailty in everyday practice and how does it influence the clinical management of arrhythmias?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Carfilzomib can lead to cardiovascular toxicity in multiple myeloma patients
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular problems in a higher than expected percentage of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NHS to join forces with major developers to build a healthy national future
NHS England is calling on the country ’s top housing developers to apply the lessons from the first healthy new towns schemes by creating a national network that will put healthy living at the heart of future home building. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Medical Apps of 2017
(MedPage Today) -- Cardio, family medicine, and opioid apps are among the best (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

MRIs Safe With Older Pacemakers, Study Finds
Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI May Still be OK for Legacy Cardiac Devices
(MedPage Today) -- Safety protocols are key, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Unmarried Coronary Artery Disease Patients Fare Worse Unmarried Coronary Artery Disease Patients Fare Worse
A large study of patients with coronary artery disease shows those who were widowed, divorced/separated, or never married were more likely to die from cardiovascular causes or have a nonfatal MI than married patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women More Vulnerable to Mental Stress-Induced Ischemia Women More Vulnerable to Mental Stress-Induced Ischemia
New research highlights the profound effect of the microcirculation on women's vulnerability to ischemia during psychological stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news