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Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard
The Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard displays how the residents of Connecticut are faring in health improvement target areas such as heart disease, obesity, obtaining vaccinations, exposure to environmental risks, and many more as identified in Healthy Connecticut 2020 State Health Improvement Plan. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The end of statin side effects? THIS 75p breakfast better than drugs to lower cholesterol
HEART disease could be prevented more effectively by eating diet that includes porridge, rather than taking statins, says expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blackpool man has heart attack after being stung by wasp
The unnamed patient, believed to be from Blackpool, had a severe allergic reaction to the insect's venom - called Kounis syndrome. The case was revealed in BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pensioners who stop aspirin up heart attack risk by 37%
Quitting a daily dose of the pill raises the risk of cardiovascular events by 37%, a study by Uppsala University in Sweden found. Sudden withdrawal can cause blood clots in a 'rebound effect'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pat Tillman ’s Widow Says Her Husband’s Service ‘Should Never be Politicized’
Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, says that her husband’s service “should never be politicized in a way that divides us.” Marie Tillman released a statement to CNN on Monday after President Donald Trump retweeted an account referencing Pat Tillman and using the hashtag #StandForOurAnthem. Trump has criticized NFL players for kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police treatment of blacks and other social injustices. More than 200 NFL players knelt or sat during the anthem this weekend. Tillman walked away from the NFL to join the Army a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized NFL onetime Source Type: news

Africa: Which African Country is Least Unhealthy?
[Clinic Compare] Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are now the primary cause of premature deaths worldwide, killing over 36 million people each year. A large percentage of these conditions are self-inflicted, caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices such as drinking, smoking and an unbalanced diet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nanogels help repair the heart
New technique stimulates cell regeneration in cardiac tissue without triggering an inflammatory response. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 26, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Title: Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer
A shorter-course, higher-dose protocol for breast cancer radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: LED device could predict skin damage from breast RT Breast cancer radiation boosts heart disease risk NEJM: RT boosts heart disease risk in breast cancer patients Robotic IMRT-APBI works well for breast cancer patients ASTRO publishes guidelines for accelerated whole-breast RT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stopping aspirin treatment raises cardiovascular risk by over a third
A new study suggests that people who stop taking aspirin to prevent a first or second cardiovascular event may endanger their health by doing so. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Andreas Roland Gruentzig, the Man Andreas Roland Gruentzig, the Man
A fascinating profile of Andreas Gruentzig, the renowned cardiologist who first developed balloon angioplasty, and is considered the father of modern-day percutaneous coronary intervention.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

PCORI Board approves $8.6 million for study on treatment options for psoriasis
(Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $8.6 million to fund a new study comparing treatment options for people with psoriasis. The Board also approved $2.75 million to support a $5 million funding opportunity in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Applying research advances to improve cardiovascular health in women
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Cardiovascular disease remains the main cause of death among women, but evidence-based advances are enhancing clinical care in seven key areas, improving the lives of women living with and at risk for heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lone Steelers Player Who Stood During the National Anthem: ‘I Feel Embarrassed’
The Pittsburgh Steelers player who was the only member of the team to stand publicly during the national anthem on Sunday said he didn’t intend to break from his teammates and now feels “embarrassed.” “Unfortunately, I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” Alejandro Villanueva, an Army veteran, said at a press conference on Monday, according to CBS Pittsburgh. “Every single time I see that picture of me, standing by myself, I feel embarrassed.” The rest of the team stayed off the field during the national anthem because head coach Mike Tomlin said he did not want play...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Football NFL onetime protest protests Source Type: news

FDA Gives Spectranetics ’ Recall Class I Status
FDA has decided that Spectranetics’ recent recall of its Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter deserves Class I status. The company sent an urgent letter to customers and distributors in August to alert them of a recall involving the Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter after nine customers complained about blocked guidewire lumens. Spectranetics said none of the compromised devices caused any serious injury to the patient, but the company’s inspection revealed that the frequency of a potentially blocked guidewire lumen is about 10%. If a device with a compromised guidewire lumen were to be used, the company said...
Source: MDDI - September 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Aspirin Discontinuation Tied to Increased Risk for CV Events (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Adults taking low-dose aspirin — whether to prevent recurrent cardiovascular events or to prevent a first event — face increased risk for CV events if they stop treatment, finds an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital Hires Chief Marketing Officer
Arkansas Heart Hospital announced Friday the hiring of Jennifer Martinez Belt as its new chief marketing officer, effective Oct. 2. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aspirin withdrawal linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke
MILLIONS of pensioners prescribed a daily aspirin increase their risk of heart attack or stroke by more than a third if they quit taking the pill, research claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Stopping Aspirin Hikes CV risk
(MedPage Today) -- 37% increase in events seen after discontinuation in Sweden (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin Tied to Spike in Health Risks
Swedish study finds those who quit the daily low-dose pill face a more rapid risk of cardio woes (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spectranetics Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheters Recalled Spectranetics Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheters Recalled
The class 1 recall is due to a risk of guidewire-lumen blockage in some lots; devices are used for superior vena cava occlusion to control hemorrhage during lead-extraction procedures.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Hospital mortality rates after heart attack differ by age
Researchers show that hospital mortality rates for older patients with heart attack are not necessarily representative of mortality rates for younger adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Resonate ICDs, CRT-Ds Get MR-Conditional Labeling Boston Scientific Resonate ICDs, CRT-Ds Get MR-Conditional Labeling
The FDA has approved the Resonate family of ICDs and CRT-Ds for conditional use in an MRI environment, the company announced.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Why It ’s So Risky for Heart Patients to Stop Taking a Daily Aspirin
By now, it’s not a surprise that doctors advise anyone who has had a heart attack or stroke to take a low-dose aspirin every day. But remembering to take a pill daily can be a challenge. In a new study published Monday in the journal Circulation, researchers show just how risky stopping aspirin therapy can be. They followed more than 601,000 people who took low-dose aspirin (80mg) daily to prevent heart disease and stroke. Three years after the study began, people who stopped taking aspirin for whatever reason had a 37% higher rate of heart problems including heart attack and stroke, compared to those who continued r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized aspirin aspirin and heart disease onetime Stroke Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Aspirin Is Important for Preventing Heart Disease
By now, it’s not a surprise that doctors advise anyone who has had a heart attack or stroke to take a low-dose aspirin every day. But remembering to take a pill daily can be a challenge. In a new study published Monday in the journal Circulation, researchers show just how risky stopping aspirin therapy can be. They followed more than 601,000 people who took low-dose aspirin (80mg) daily to prevent heart disease and stroke. Three years after the study began, people who stopped taking aspirin for whatever reason had a 37% higher rate of heart problems including heart attack and stroke, compared to those who continued r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized aspirin aspirin and heart disease onetime Stroke Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Swedish study finds those who quit the daily low-dose pill face a more rapid risk of cardio woes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, How to Prevent Heart Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost Of Healthy Foods May Explain Heart Risks Linked To'Food Deserts '
It may be money, rather than access, that prevents some people from having a healthy diet. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 25, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. EY is upbeat about the medical device industry: Here’s why The medical device industry is growing, at a healthy and steady pace. This is according to EY’s Pulse of the Industry report, which was released today at Ad...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Ertugliflozin: Promise From Yet Another SGLT-2 Inhibitor (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Assessed as triple agent therapy when added to metformin, sitagliptin (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

6 Surprising Things That May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make a person feel powerless, but there are some things women can do to potentially improve how they feel throughout the process. Here are some strategies recommended by experts—and others that are still being explored—which may help improve the effectiveness and symptoms of treatment. Physical activity “Exercise is one of the best things women can do for themselves,” says Dr. Ann Partridge, director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “It doesn’t mean marathons or hot yoga, but walking three to five ti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer symptoms breast cancer treatment Exercise Meditation Nutrition TIME Health Breast Cancer yoga yoga cancer patients Source Type: news

Early-Onset Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiac Remodeling Early-Onset Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiac Remodeling
Preeclampsia before 34 weeks is associated with a greater risk of cardiac changes than the later-onset form of the hypertensive disorder of pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Should ACS Patients Undergo FH Genetic Screening? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Familial hypercholesterolemia clinical algorithms often missed cases (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

GDF-15 Helps Define Risk in Chronic HFrEF Patients
(MedPage Today) -- But can it supplant exercise testing? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Dutch designer creates dress with lights that mimic heart
Disruptive Dutch Anouk Wipprecht has unveiled a new dress that lights up in coordination with the wearer's heartbeat. The garment, called 'Synapse' is the latest in Wipprecht's high tech fashion line. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LivaNova nabs 510(k) clearance for Optiflow Arterial cannulae
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its family of Optiflow Arterial cannulae. The London-based company touted its aortic arch cannula as providing improved hydrodynamics and boasting a novel dispersive tip that boosts blood flow characteristics and reduces wall shear stress profiles. Optiflow Arterial cannulae have a “basket tip with large openings,” LivaNova reported, which has been shown to significantly reduce wall shear stress and turbulence. This feature could help lessen ischemic complications from extracorporeal circulation during cardiac surgery, the compan...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat LivaNova Source Type: news

Why President Trump Picked a Fight with Athletes
You’d need to be living under a rock to have missed this weekend’s latest Trump-driven controversy, as he inserted himself into debates over the national anthem and picked a fight with professional athletes. The ensuing firestorm infected what had previously been one of the glaring holdouts from the present “all about politics” culture. (The tech industry lost its immunity a year ago, or longer, and is proving to be poorly adept at navigating the new political landscape.) The presidential escalation in the freshly heated culture wars was notable not for its novelty — Trump has played this card...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Entresto Boosts Sex in HF; Venom Antidote to Xa Drugs; Guilty Plea for FH Vagueness
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017
Share of firms offering coverage, workers receiving coverage remained stable (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry 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

Edwards Lifesciences has ‘ key events ’ around TAVR this week
Edwards Lifesciences is planning some important TAVR reveals during the PCR London Valves 2017 course that is underway. The Irvine, Calif.–based cardio devices company said yesterday that it plans to introduce the new Sapien 3 Ultra valve during the event, which runs until tomorrow. Edwards officials expect the Sapien 3 Ultra to receive CE Mark by the end of the year, with plans for a U.S. introduction in late 2018. For the Ultra, they’ve added a taller skirt to the Sapien 3 design to improve TAVR outcomes, according to the company. Edwards has incorporated the taller skirt initially with sizes 20, 23 and ...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Edwards Lifesciences tavr Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- People who stop following their doctor's advice to take a daily aspirin may see their risk of heart attack and stroke quickly rise, a new study suggests. Low-dose aspirin is a standard therapy for people at increased risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'World's heaviest woman' dies
Eman Abdul Atti, once believed to be the "world's heaviest woman," died on Monday due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to a statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victoria and Abdul Author on the Movie ’s Unlikely Story: ‘It Sounds Like a Fantasy’
The first time Shrabani Basu heard of Abdul Karim, she was carrying out research for a book about the history of curry in the late 1990s. A few years later, while on holiday with her family, she came across a painting of Karim in Osborne House, a former private home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the U.K.’s Isle of Wight. Basu was immediately struck by the fact that Karim — whom she thought was a servant — had been painted “beautifully, in red and gold,” with a book in his hand. “I knew that Abdul Karim had come from India to England to serve Queen Victoria in 1887, but the portr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized movies victoria and abdul Source Type: news

CASTLE-AF: Ablate Patients With HF Before It's too Late? CASTLE-AF: Ablate Patients With HF Before It's too Late?
Dr Mandrola interviews the lead investigator of CASTLE-AF trial on catheter ablation in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Stroke Transfer: Collateral Blood Flow, Not Time, Is Brain? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Leptomeningeal collaterals crucial to maintaining ASPECTS during patient transfer (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches MRI-safe Resonate devices with HeartLogic diagnostic in U.S.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) launched today its Resonate implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator systems with the HeartLogic heart failure diagnostic tool. The devices are approved by the FDA for conditional use in an MRI environment, the company reported. Boston Scientific’s HeartLogic diagnostic warns doctors of worsening heart failure, collecting data from sensors monitoring heart sounds, thoracic impedance, heart rate and activity and respiration rate and volume. The company touted its alert system as the first and only of its kind in an implantable device w...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Announces U.S. FDA Approval for MRI Labeling on High-Voltage Devices and U.S. Launch of Resonate(TM) Devices with the HeartLogic(TM) Heart Failure Diagnostic
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has launched the Resonate™ family of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) sys... Devices, Cardiology, FDA Boston Scientific, Resonate, ICD , CRT-D, SmartCRT, HeartLogic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocrinology and diabetes physician in Montana, USA
St Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana is looking for a team-oriented and motivated endocrinology physician to join our busy and growing program. Our physicians take a team approach to diagnosing endocrine and diabetic conditions, and finding the best treatments and solutions for the people in our community.Our Endocrinology and Diabetes physicians collaborate with other specialists in our full-service organization, such as cardiology, nephrology, podiatry, and wound care, to prevent and treat diabetic and endocrine related diseases. St Vincent Healthcare is renowned in the region for providing comprehensive care and e...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Florida Hospital Carrollwood unveils new cath lab for heart patients (Photos)
Florida Hospital Carrollwood has taken the wraps off its new hybrid catheterization lab for heart patients. The cath lab and a future emergency room expansion were funded in part through a $5 million gift to the hospital foundation by Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, health care entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The physicians began their medical careers at the Carrollwood facility and have seen it grow from a 10-bed hospital with a mobile cath lab to one with 120 beds and a state-of-the-art… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

WARNING: Diabetes sufferers TWICE as likely to have a deadly stroke
DIABETES sufferers are twice as likely to have a stroke, and almost three times as likely to experience heart failure - and rates are increasing, say experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news