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Massachusetts Ranked Healthiest State In The Nation
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent (CNN) — Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America’s Health Rankings, according to the report by the United Health Foundation. The rankings take into account a variety of health factors, such as rates of infectious diseases, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Health Insurance Source Type: news

ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling
What are the biggest misperceptions about the trial that inspired 1700+ tweets in 9 days? And why did it send US interventional cardiologists into a tizzy while their UK counterparts remained calm?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Boston Scientific wins FDA nod for Vercise DBS for treating Parkinson ’ s disease
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Vercise deep brain stimulation system designed to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The device, initially launched in Europe in 2012, was developed based on cochlear implant technology and is designed to stimulate a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads powered by an implantable pulse generator.  The device also has the ability to independently control the amount of current delivered on each lead, the company said. “This approval marks an important step for patients who will now have the choice to be treat...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Boston Scientific Source Type: news

You can not smoke or be fat and still have a heart attack
Half of non-smoking, middle-aged people with a healthy weight have clogged arteries, found researchers from the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiome Announces Strategic Licensing Agreement To Commercialize Aggrastat In Russia
VANCOUVER, Dec. 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX:COM), a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing patent-protected hospital drugs, today announced that it... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Licensing Cardiome Pharma, ZAO Firma Euroservice, Correvio, Aggrastat (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nizamiye - Inside a World Class Health Centre
[Leadership] I am curious. I am a researcher. And over time I have come to the point where identifying good stuff comes easily. This time around, my area of research was the Nizamiye hospital located in the heart of the federal capital territory and estimated to have gulped a whopping $30 million. Upon, realizing this, my instincts were ignited, and my curious mind went to work, to unravel that medical facility in the heart of Abuja that is the rave of the moment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms every day fights chronic disease: Button mushrooms are high in antioxidants, researchers discover
(Natural News) Eating small portions of mushrooms every day can make a big impact on your health. A recent study has found that mushrooms, particularly button mushrooms, contain important antioxidants that fight off chronic diseases, such as dementia, heart disease, and cancer. To reach this conclusion, researchers from Pennsylvania State University analyzed the relationship between mushroom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out in the cold: lung disease, the hidden driver of NHS winter pressure
The report warns that a failure to address a predictable and obvious seasonal variation in respiratory admissions is at the heart of our A&E winter crisis. It's potentially causing patients needless harm. Our analysis reveals that this annual fluctuation has consistently repeated over the last 7 years. Yet many hospitals have failed to adapt their services to cope with the surge in respiratory admissions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Painkillers, Kidney Disease Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk
[Guardian] New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Heart Failure - the Leading Cause of Death in New Mothers From Northern Nigeria?
[Vanguard] Peripartum cardiomyopathy (a type of heart failure that occurs during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after delivery in young women) was one of the issues discussed at the just concluded Heart Failure awareness event, supported by Novartis on the 24th of November, 2017. Consultant cardiologists from all over Nigeria and several representatives from media houses in the country were present to discuss heart failure, risk factors and its impact on the lives of patients and the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elsevier publishes broad, interdisciplinary reference on cardiovascular research
(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of the most reputable and easily searchable cardiovascular-focused basic and translational reference work for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research reveals how diabetes in pregnancy affects baby's heart
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels -- whether caused by diabetes or other factors -- keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Centralized population health coordinators improve care for patients with chronic disease
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A centralized chronic disease management program produced significant improvements in the care of patients with diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease treated at practices in the Massachusetts General Hospital primary care network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Theresa May: It ’s Britain’s duty to help nations hit by climate change
The benefits of clean growth lay at the heart of our industrial strategy. But we must be at the forefront of the effort to keep global temperature rises at manageable levelsTackling climate change and mitigating its effects for the world ’s poorest are among the most critical challenges the world faces. That is why I will join other world leaders gathering in Paris today for theOne Planet Summit.There is a clear moral imperative for developed economies such as the UK to help those around the world who stand to lose most from the consequences of manmade climate change. But by putting the UK at the forefront of efforts...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Theresa May Tags: Climate change Theresa May Politics UK news Environment Science Climate aid Greenhouse gas emissions Global climate talks Paris climate agreement Coal Energy Fossil fuels Fossil fuel divestment Source Type: news

Ventricular Assist Devices as Bridge to Heart Transplantation: What You Need to Know
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screenings of newborns and athletes for genetic heart disease
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic - Holiday Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Failure
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England warns of increased risk of heart attack and stroke after cold weather
NHS England is advising the public on ways of staying well this winter, as the number of people being admitted to A&E is likely to increase significantly due to the cold weather. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ventricular Assist Devices as Bridge to Heart Transplantation: Therapy Options
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fact or Fiction? Debunking Exercise & Nutrition Myths for Preventing Heart Disease and Risk Factors
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Left Heart Syndrome
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Heart Numbers
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult congenital heart disease: What patients and families should know
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers launch Cardio dashboard app
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it launched the Cardio dashboard application in its Siemens Healthineers cloud-based network of applications. The new application is designed to aid cardiology departments in understanding their performance and status, using actionable data to help identify starting points for planning and allocating resources to improve both patient flow and physician efficiency. The Cardio dashboard application is designed to collect, combine and process data from DICOM and non-DICOM sources for a better view of a department’s performance, resources and status, Siemens said. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Software / IT Siemens Source Type: news

How your office job is destroying your health
While 86 percent of Americans work at a desk, few of us know how to offset the damage, experts warn. We spoke to a cardiologist, optometrist and a personal trainer about how to gain control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ISCTR: Translating Cardiovascular Research to All Concerned ISCTR: Translating Cardiovascular Research to All Concerned
theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Noninvasive Ventilation Has Heart Benefits in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Noninvasive Ventilation Has Heart Benefits in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) improves cardiac structure and function to a greater extent than CPAP in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), according to findings from the Spanish Sleep Network.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Personalized Glucose Control Could Save Money (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Individualized A1c targets could cut medication use in half, simulation finds (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA adds warnings about heart failure risk to labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin
[4-5-2016] A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety review has found that type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may increase the risk of heart failure, particularly in patients who already have heart or kidney disease. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA cautions about using testosterone products for low testosterone due to aging; requires labeling change to inform of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use
[03-03-2015] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions that prescription testosterone products are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Early Hypotension After Cardiac Arrest Signals Risk in Children (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Low systolic blood pressures associated with mortality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA review of cardiovascular risks for diabetics taking hypertension drug olmesartan not conclusive; label updates required
[6-24-2014] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its safety review and has found no clear evidence of increased cardiovascular risks associated with use of the blood pressure medication olmesartan in diabetic patients. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lower Level of NT-proBNP in Black Persons Is'Real'Lower Level of NT-proBNP in Black Persons Is'Real '
"Collectively, the data from REGARDS and other studies provide persuasive evidence that racial/ethnic differences in circulating natriuretic peptides are real," says an expert. Increases in this biomarker in both races were tied to mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lower Level of NT-proBNP in Blacks Is'Real'Lower Level of NT-proBNP in Blacks Is'Real '
"Collectively, the data from REGARDS and other studies provide persuasive evidence that racial/ethnic differences in circulating natriuretic peptides are real," says an expert. Increases in this biomarker in both races were tied to mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Revised recommendations for Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) related to a potential risk of abnormal heart rhythms with high doses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is clarifying dosing and warning recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: New information regarding QT prolongation with ondansetron (Zofran)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that preliminary results from a recently completed clinical study suggest that a 32 mg single intravenous dose of ondansetron (Zofran, ondansetron hydrochloride, and generics) may affect the electrical activity of the heart (QT interval prolongation), which could pre-dispose patients to develop an abnormal and potentially fatal heart rhythm known as Torsades de Pointes. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Blood flow –sensing protein protects against atherosclerosis in mice
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have found that a protein known as NOTCH1 helps ward off inflammation in the walls of blood vessels, preventing atherosclerosis — the narrowing and hardening of arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.The new finding, from research conducted on mice, also explains why areas of smooth, fast blood flow are less prone to inflammation: levels of NOTCH1 are higher in these vessels.BACKGROUNDNOTCH1 was already known to be a key player in the development of blood vessels in embryos, but researchers weren ’t sure whether it was also critical to adults’ health. In a 2015 study, Lu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Avandia (rosiglitazone) labels now contain updated information about cardiovascular risks and use in certain patients
[2-03-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public that information on the cardiovascular risks (including heart attack) of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone has been added to the physician labeling and patient Medication Guide. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pearls from: Andrea Dunaif, MD
(MedPage Today) -- For women with PCOS, who should be treated for insulin resistance? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New York man diagnosed with largest heart tumor ever
Jake Cohen, 32, had suffered burning chest pains for years. Doctors at Columbia University Medical Center found a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the New Yorker's heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allina Health EMS Announces New Hires to Senior Leadership Team
St. Paul, Minnesota. – Allina Health EMS announced today two new hires who have joined its senior leadership team. Joan Mellor will take on the role of Director of External Affairs, and Jim Soukup will join as the Communication Center Director for Allina Health EMS. Mellor previously served as the VP Organizational Planning & Development with Evolution Health, the revolutionary Mobile Integrated Healthcare start-up based in Dallas, Texas. She also previously worked at the Medtronic Foundation, where she led the National Heart Rescue Program and helped to start the Allina Health Heart Safe Community Program two de...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Allina Health Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Allina Health EMS Announces New Hires to Senior Leadership Team
St. Paul, Minnesota. – Allina Health EMS announced today two new hires who have joined its senior leadership team. Joan Mellor will take on the role of Director of External Affairs, and Jim Soukup will join as the Communication Center Director for Allina Health EMS. Mellor previously served as the VP Organizational Planning & Development with Evolution Health, the revolutionary Mobile Integrated Healthcare start-up based in Dallas, Texas. She also previously worked at the Medtronic Foundation, where she led the National Heart Rescue Program and helped to start the Allina Health Heart Safe Community Program two de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Allina Health Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Redivus Health Launches State of Kansas Initiative in Partnership With The University of Kansas Health System
OLATHE, Kan. & KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Dec. 11, 2017) — Redivus Health announced today it will partner with The University of Kansas Health System to roll out the Redivus mobile clinical decision support platform to Kansas hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers starting this month. The initiative builds on a pilot program started earlier this year. “The goal of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative is to improve the care and outcomes of rural Kansans with heart attacks and strokes. Our rural health system partners helped develop the protocols and tools to implement evidenced-based guideline...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Revidus Health Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Redivus Health Launches State of Kansas Initiative in Partnership With The University of Kansas Health System
OLATHE, Kan. & KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Dec. 11, 2017) — Redivus Health announced today it will partner with The University of Kansas Health System to roll out the Redivus mobile clinical decision support platform to Kansas hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers starting this month. The initiative builds on a pilot program started earlier this year. “The goal of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative is to improve the care and outcomes of rural Kansans with heart attacks and strokes. Our rural health system partners helped develop the protocols and tools to implement evidenced-based guideline...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Revidus Health Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016
Enrollment trends drove slowdown in Medicaid and private health insurance spending growth in 2016 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 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

New York man, 32, diagnosed with largest heart tumor ever
Jake Cohen, 32, had suffered burning chest pains for years. Doctors at Columbia University Medical Center found a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the New Yorker's heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xarelto for CAD/PAD? LVAD Cord Out the Head; HDL Drug Moves Forward
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news