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Food as medicine pilot program under way
California is the first state to pilot a program to explore whether providing food tailored to the specific nutritional needs of chronic disease sufferers can reduce health care costs and reverse some conditions.   Researchers from the University of California/San Francisco and Stanford University are conducting a three-year study to see if providing healthy meals to 1,000 Medi-Cal patients with congestive heart failure or Type 2 diabetes reduces hospital readmission rates and referrals to long-term… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Food as medicine pilot program under way
California is the first state to pilot a program to explore whether providing food tailored to the specific nutritional needs of chronic disease sufferers can reduce health care costs and reverse some conditions.   Researchers from the University of California/San Francisco and Stanford University are conducting a three-year study to see if providing healthy meals to 1,000 Medi-Cal patients with congestive heart failure or Type 2 diabetes reduces hospital readmission rates and referrals to long-term… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation in veterans: results from the Mind Your Heart study - Arenson MB, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Maguen S, Metzler TJ, Cohen BE.
This study investigates the association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trans Fats Should Be Eliminated From All Food Over the Next 5 Years: World Health Organization
(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. In a statement Monday, the U.N. health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats — commonly found in baked and processed foods — leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people from heart disease every year. “It’s a ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Eat more dark chocolate to resolve irregular heartbeats
(Natural News) Chocolate lovers, rejoice: A study published in the journal Heart has found that eating moderate amounts of chocolate can reduce the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), a life-threatening form of irregular heartbeat. Scientists at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, together with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Aalborg University, and the Danish Cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO calls for trans fats to be eliminated within five years
GENEVA (Reuters) - The world could eliminate industrially-produced trans fats by 2023, the World Health Organization said on Monday, unveiling a plan that it said would prevent 500,000 deaths per year from cardiovascular disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eat just one small handful of pecans every day to dramatically improve your heart health
(Natural News) It’s not just an apple a day that keeps the doctor away – a study has shown that eating a handful of pecans daily can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 diabetes. The results of the study, which was published in Nutrients, found that having at least 1.5 ounces of pecans –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maddy Orford died of cardiomyopathy after two heart transplants
Talented 17 year-old Maddy Orford from Bourne, Lincolnshire, died in hospital after two heart transplants failed to treat her cardiomyopathy, a condition which weakens the heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grieving mother warns of silent killer heart disease that took her 17 year old daughter ’s life
Talented 17 year-old Maddy Orford from Bourne, Lincolnshire, died in hospital after two heart transplants failed to treat her cardiomyopathy, a condition which weakens the heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children
High blood pressure typically occurs in adulthood, so when children develop the condition, it often means something is very wrong. A child might have kidney disease, hyperthyroidism or a heart problem. Obesity can also be a factor. But what about seemingly healthy youngsters whose blood pressure has shot up? Their risk, a study suggests, may […]Related:Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Masters's in Medical Informatics at the Heart of Europe
The Master's Program in Medical Informatics (MMI) at European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen - a branch of the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences (THD - TechnischeHochschule Deggendorf) in Bavaria, Germany - is accepting applications for entry in October 2018. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Strokes
Title: What You Need to Know About StrokesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in Treatment of Hypertension Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in Treatment of Hypertension
Might the intensive BP treatment as recommended by the SPRINT trials result in an increased incidence of serious adverse events, specifically syncope, hypotension, and falls?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart disease severity may depend on nitric oxide levels
(Case Western Reserve University) The most common heart medications may get an assist from nitric oxide circulating in the body, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers showed that nitric oxide may help commonly used heart drugs maximize their benefits while improving heart function. In turn, the study found nitric oxide deficiencies could underlie heart failure while tilting drug effects toward more harmful pathways and side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UA sleep researcher receives $3.6 million grant to study sleep health on US-Mexico border
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Study seeks to learn more about sleep health and sleep disorders in the border region, how sleep issues are related to social, behavioral and environmental factors and their potential role in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early BPA exposure may influence cardiac function, according to new study in neonatal rats
(Children's National Health System) A new study in Scientific Reports paves the way for translational research examining cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with short-term BPA exposure in infancy. By examining neonatal rat heart cells, Children's National researchers find the immature heart may respond to BPA with a slowed heart rate, irregular heart rhythm and calcium instabilities. The significance of this research is that plastics revolutionized the way doctors treat young patients, especially patients with compromised immune or cardiac function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strokes From Clot on Watchman LAA Closure Device: OAC Insights Strokes From Clot on Watchman LAA Closure Device: OAC Insights
The risks for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke climbed whenever thrombus was seen on the implanted left atrial appendage occluder, often after oral anticoagulants were halted, in a pooled analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 5/12/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 5/12/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Charanjit Rihal, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses aortic valve disease and options for?valve repair and replacement.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Alice Gallo De Moraes, a critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic, explains how Rapid Response Teams help hospitalized patients get critical care [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Did AF Ablation'Debulking' Explain Clinical Gains in CASTLE-HF? Did AF Ablation'Debulking' Explain Clinical Gains in CASTLE-HF?
Catheter ablation's prowess at cutting atrial fibrillation burden vs rhythm- or rate-control meds in patients with HF may have caused the observed effect on death or HF hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Did AF Ablation'Debulking' Explain Clinical Gains in CASTLE-AF? Did AF Ablation'Debulking' Explain Clinical Gains in CASTLE-AF?
Catheter ablation's prowess at cutting atrial fibrillation burden vs rhythm- or rate-control meds in patients with HF may have caused the observed effect on death or HF hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CVD Risk Elevated in Endometrial Ca Survivors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Call for careful monitoring, risk management for up to 10 years after cancer diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes the heart to skip a beat?
While feeling like the heart has skipped a beat can be frightening, it is a common experience and not usually a cause for concern. In this article, learn why a person has heart palpitations. We explore the roles of anxiety, arrhythmias, medications, hormones, and lifestyle factors. We also discuss when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Watchman Thrombi'Not Infrequent,' May Cause Strokes
(MedPage Today) -- Timing suggests causation in at least half of strokes with device-related thrombi (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot
Preliminary research in mice suggests that one day, it might be possible to reverse atherosclerosis in humans with a simple injection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

S-ICD Sensing Filter At Least Halved Inappropriate Shocks
(MedPage Today) -- Rate now on par with transvenous ICDs in real-world monitoring data (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A bowl of curry a day can keep your heart healthy - Nutrition Journal study
(Natural News) If you want to improve your heart health, consider eating at least one bowl of curry every day. According to a study published in Nutrition Journal, one culinary serving of curry made with various spices can help dilate the arteries and “[prevent] the cardiovascular harms associated with eating common foods.” Aside from enhancing the flavor of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital Names Drew Jackson President
Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock said Friday that Drew Jackson will become hospital president. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart Botox Injections Durably Protect from Arrhythmia in Pilot Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Effect persisted to 3 years in small trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Visits to OB/GYN should include heart health talk: Experts
Only 45 percent of women know that heart disease is the leading cause of female death. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

7 Mistakes That Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading
Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California woman with half a heart celebrates losing 70lbs
Cristi Walker, a program specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in San Diego, has spent a lifetime in and out of recovery, urged not to exert herself and to protect her chest scars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Lacking in Trials for Many Heart Drugs Women Lacking in Trials for Many Heart Drugs
Pivotal clinical trials used to win U.S. marketing approval for many new heart drugs didn't include enough women to clearly assess gender differences in how the medications work, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Trial: Don't Wait for Pacing in Syncope with Bifascicular Block
(MedPage Today) -- Lower event risk seen than with watching loop recorder feedback first (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hello Heart adds diabetes management, activity tracker to cardio health app
Hello Heart — maker of an app-driven platform designed to help employees manage hypertension, heart rate, and cardiovascular health — has announced the release of a new service for diabetes management. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Gift of Life Provides Strength, Hope to Auburn Woman, Family
As Mother ’s Day nears, Roberta Watkins says only a hug from her 9-year-old compares with the extraordinary gift she received two weeks ago at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital. A generous donor gave the Auburn woman a new heart and renewed hope for the future. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Neovasc shares down on Q1 miss, plans 1-for-100 reverse split
Shares in Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) have fallen today after the medical device maker missed Wall Street expectations and posted growing losses in its first quarter earnings release, alongside plans for a 1-for-100 reverse split. The Vancouver-based company posted losses of $55.5 million, or 38¢ per share, on sales of $339,922 for the three months ended March 31, seeing losses grow nearly 600% while sales shrunk 77.1% compared with the same period during the previous year. Losses-per-share were significantly off from the 3¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts expected to see sales of $870,000, which the company...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Uric Acid: Both High and Low are Hazardous
(MedPage Today) -- Increased risks of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

More Antibiotics Around Cardiac Device Procedures Doesn't Cut Important Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Huge randomized trial shows no better than possible modest effect (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Reminder to Join Us  Today For Free Coffee During Nurses Week
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia: People with an irregular or fast heart rate are at greater risk
PEOPLE with an irregular or fast heart rate are at greater risk of dementia, a new study warned. But spotting the diseases early could help reduce the onset of dementia as both are treatable. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

May 11, 2018 This Week in Cardiology May 11, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
The CABANA trial on catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation is discussed in this week ’ s podcast recorded at the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Woman with half a heart, 30, celebrates losing 70lbs in two years
Cristi Walker, a program specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in San Diego, has spent a lifetime in and out of recovery, urged not to exert herself and to protect her chest scars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Mum's the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

LBBB Strategy; PCSK9 for Lp(a); 6MWD Cognitive Test
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drone tests in Reno focus on Delivery of Emergency Medical Supplies
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The selection of the Reno-based drone operator Flirtey and its local partners for a national test program aimed at increasing the use of unmanned aircraft will be a "game-changer" for the delivery of emergency medical supplies in the region, backers of the effort say. The 10 sites the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday include projects ranging from monitoring crops and oil pipelines in North Dakota to applying mosquito-killing treatments in Florida. In northern Nevada, the focus will be on drugs and medical equipment. Flirtey drones already have delivered automated exter...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Drone tests in Reno focus on Delivery of Emergency Medical Supplies
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The selection of the Reno-based drone operator Flirtey and its local partners for a national test program aimed at increasing the use of unmanned aircraft will be a "game-changer" for the delivery of emergency medical supplies in the region, backers of the effort say. The 10 sites the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday include projects ranging from monitoring crops and oil pipelines in North Dakota to applying mosquito-killing treatments in Florida. In northern Nevada, the focus will be on drugs and medical equipment. Flirtey drones already have delivered automated exter...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Study identifies receptor that may be targeted to repair the heart after heart attack, cardiac arrest
This study, published in April in the journal Anesthesiology, confirmed the presence of the receptor in rodent hearts, which are similar in composition to human hearts.UCLA HealthDr. Soban Umar“This study clues us in to how we might be able to better help patients heal when they experience heart conditions,” said Dr. Soban Umar, first author of the study and an assistant professor in residence in the  department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “For the first time, we’re finding a particular receptor in the heart th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HRS 2018 Roundup: Device-related blood clots with Boston Scientific ’ s Watchman implant
Data from a study of device-related blood clots and the Watchman cardiac implant made by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), presented today at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society in Boston, indicate the need for aggressive management of patients at risk for device-related thrombosis. There were 74 incidences of DRT in 65 of the 1,739 Watchman patients examined in the study, or 3.7%; eight of those patients had multiple DRTs and two experienced embolic events (0.45%). There was no significant difference in mortality between patients with DRT and those without, according to the study. Lead author Dr. Vivek Reddy, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Apple Bardy Diagnostics Boston Scientific Fitbit HRS 2018 Impulse Dynamics Imricor Medical Systems Inc. medicalgorithmics Medtronic Preventice samsung Source Type: news

HRS 2018: Device-related blood clots with Boston Scientific ’ s Watchman implant
Data from a study of device-related blood clots and the Watchman cardiac implant made by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), presented today at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society in Boston, indicate the need for aggressive management of patients at risk for device-related thrombosis. There were 74 incidences of DRT in 65 of the 1,739 Watchman patients examined in the study, or 3.7%; eight of those patients had multiple DRTs and two experienced embolic events (0.45%). There was no significant difference in mortality between patients with DRT and those without, according to the study. Lead author Dr. Vivek Reddy, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Boston Scientific HRS 2018 Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 11, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From ReShape submitting an approval application to Health Canada to Conavi receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. ReShape submits for Health Canada approval of ReShape balloon ReShape announced in a May 10 press release that it has submitted an application to the Medical Devices Bureau of the Therapeutic Products Directorate in Canada to amend its existing Canadian medical device license to include distribution of the ReShape Balloon and its accessories. The ReShape Balloon is FDA approved and is a non-s...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Conavi Exact Imaging innovativehealth MedTech PeraHealth qtm Source Type: news