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Pocket-size device to test for heart attacks
It starts with an uncomfortable pressure gripping the center of your chest. A sharp pain shoots through your arms, neck and jaw. Your breath starts to shorten; you feel a growing urge to vomit. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Defects May Raise Odds for Dementia
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- If you were born with a heart defect, you might have to worry more about developing dementia as you age, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 10,600 people in Denmark born with a heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fall-risk-increasing drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis: III. Others - Seppala LJ, van de Glind EMM, Daams JG, Ploegmakers KJ, de Vries M, Wermelink AMAT, van der Velde N.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of psychotropic medication and cardiovascular medication has been associated with an increased risk of falling. However, other frequently prescribed medication classes are still under debate as potential risk factors for f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Heart rate variability in healthy non-concussed youth athletes: exploring the effect of age, sex, and concussion-like symptoms - Paniccia M, Verweel L, Thomas S, Taha T, Keightley M, Wilson KE, Reed N.
BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability (HRV) is a non-invasive neurophysiological measure of autonomic nervous system regulation emerging in concussion research. To date, most concussion studies have focused on the university-aged athlete with no research exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Who is most at risk after a heart attack?
Acute coronary syndrome increases the risk of recurring heart attacks and death due to cardiovascular disease. How can we predict who is most at risk? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease
After conducting a review of existing literature, researchers conclude that environmental noise — such as that from cars — can contribute to heart disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Defects May Raise Odds for Dementia
Title: Heart Defects May Raise Odds for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Don't Count on an American to Do CPR
Title: Don't Count on an American to Do CPRCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

East Africa:What's Likely to Kill You? Respiratory, Heart Diseases
[East African] Health experts are sounding the alarm over non-communicable diseases, which now top the list of the region's killers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comparing the NOACs for AF-related Stroke Prevention Comparing the NOACs for AF-related Stroke Prevention
Given the methodological variations and biases in phase III stroke prevention studies of NOACs in patients with non-valvular AF, how should meta-analyses be interpreted?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Warfarin Dosing in Cardiac Valve Replacement Warfarin Dosing in Cardiac Valve Replacement
This study identifies genetic polymorphisms which might be helpful for adjusting warfarin dosage to an effective and safe level in patients with cardiac valve replacement.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair
Is rectal acetaminophen used as an adjunct to IV opioids an effective means of pain control for infants who have undergone open heart repair?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug shortages burden U.S. health care system
Shortages go further than IV bags from Puerto Rico, with drugs for cancer, diabetes and heart disease seen at risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family Medicine and Community Health accepted in Clarivate Analytics ESCI
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) The editorial and publishing teams of Family Medicine and Community Health are very pleased to announce that Family Medicine and Community Health has been accepted in the Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity, other risks play large role in sudden cardiac arrest among the young
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications accepted in the Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) The editorial and publishing teams of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications are very pleased to announce that Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications has been accepted in the Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Still Alice
Still Alice is a novel, not a work of nonfiction. Yet it probably offers one of the most accurate and gripping accounts of the experience of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease ever written. At first, Lisa Genova, a Harvard PhD in neuroscience, self-published her book. Her story resonated, and Still Alice took off, selling so many copies that it was bought by the prestigious publisher, Simon & Schuster. Over time, Genova would go on to win multiple awards for her work, and Still Alice would be made into a major motion picture. The Alice Howland we meet at the outset of the book is an esteemed professor of cognitive p...
Source: Psych Central - February 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bella DePaulo Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Book Reviews Disorders Alzheimer's disease books on alzheimers early-onset Alzheimer's still alice Source Type: news

Expert advice on how to keep your heart healthy
THE statistics are alarming. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Don't ignore heart palpitations
I ’m a 61-year-old man and for the last six months have been getting heart palpitations which can last for three weeks and occur three or four times a minute. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wear Red to Celebrate Women's Heart Health
20 hours ago ... I have [heart disease] in my family, ” Ross told AARP before the show. “[Yet it's] so preventable through diet and exercise.” Ross's longtime partner, Paul Michael, who died of heart failure in 2011, was the cook for the couple and encouraged a Mediterranean-style diet, she said. “My guilty pleasure used to be ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Video: Rod Carew's Organ Donation From Konrad Reuland
1 day ago ... Little did they know that Konrad's heart would wind up saving the life of the very man who had inspired him years earlier. Watch the incredible story of how these two lives became eternally entwined, and learn how you too can become a hero, with this powerful video from AARP and the American Heart  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Afib and Ablation; Herbs and Drugs: This Week's PodMed Double T (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include herb/drug interactions, Afib and ablation in congestive heart failure, clot retrieval in stroke, and childhood kidney disease and adult end-stage renal disease (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

'He said, she said': Sex and sensitivity raised in complaints about doctors
A doctor alleges misogyny from a fellow physician while a patient accuses her cardiologist of insensitivity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Mom to send Valentine's Day letter to Trump
Sue Kruczek, whose son overdosed on heroin, hopes to "warm" Trump's heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mom to send Valentine's Day letter to Trump, urging funding for opioid crisis
Sue Kruczek, whose son overdosed on heroin, hopes to "warm" Trump's heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

15 percent of US adults take too much ibuprofen too often
A new study from Boston University found that as much as 15 percent of adults that take ibuprofen regularly take more than the recommended dose, risking stomach bleeding and heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 percent of adults take too much ibuprofen too often
A new study from Boston University found that as much as 15 percent of adults that take ibuprofen regularly take more than the recommended dose, risking stomach bleeding and heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Microbubbles Deliver Gene Therapy?
An Italian diagnostic imaging company is teaming with a Chicago startup to study whether microbubbles can deliver personalized gene therapy to treat high LDL cholesterol. Microbubble technology, combined with contrast-enhanced ultrasound, has been used diagnostically for years and more recently has inspired research for treatment of disease. Milan-based Bracco Imaging, S.p.A. is working with Steven Feinstein, a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center and president of SonoGene, LLC to pursue the treatment possibilities further. A CEUS researcher, Feinstein is also co-president of the  International Cont...
Source: MDDI - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: R & D Source Type: news

How to beat heart disease with diet and lifestyle
(Natural News) You can prevent heart disease — eating a healthy diet, such as a plant-based diet, and making healthy lifestyle changes are just some of the steps you can make. Cholesterol is the greatest risk factor for coronary heart disease. It increases in levels because of poor diets. Most people who were raised on a conventional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Subpar Medical Therapy Common Even in High-Profile Trials Subpar Medical Therapy Common Even in High-Profile Trials
Despite the known benefits of cardioprotective medications, a meta-analysis suggests adherence is poor in participants undergoing bypass surgery and PCI and is off-kilter between the two procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Many People Take Dangerously High Amounts of Ibuprofen Many People Take Dangerously High Amounts of Ibuprofen
Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Birmingham startup raises $1 million in local seed round
An Innovation Depot-based tech startup has raised $1 million in a seed round, allowing it to advance its technology platform and add employees.   “The closing of this financing represents a significant milestone for XpertDox,” said Dr. Sameer Ather, president and CEO of XpertDox and a cardiologist, researcher and professor at UAB. “This funding will allow us to continue to invest in the business, enhancing our capabilities to assist patients in finding the best doctor, hospital or clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Birmingham startup raises $1 million in local seed round
An Innovation Depot-based tech startup has raised $1 million in a seed round, allowing it to advance its technology platform and add employees.   “The closing of this financing represents a significant milestone for XpertDox,” said Dr. Sameer Ather, president and CEO of XpertDox and a cardiologist, researcher and professor at UAB. “This funding will allow us to continue to invest in the business, enhancing our capabilities to assist patients in finding the best doctor, hospital or clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Genetic risk scores and early onset CAD, ECGs in athletes, the ripple effect of weight loss, troponin in sepsis, and fish oil for CVD prevention are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Can the Eye Help Assess Strokes? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- NIH study identifies patterns in patients with ocular gadolinium leakage (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Can the Eye Help Assess Strokes?
(MedPage Today) -- NIH study identifies patterns in patients with ocular gadolinium leakage (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

17 black innovators who made medtech better
From cardiology to endoscopy to blood transfusion, African Americans have played an important role as innovators in the history of medicine and medtech. To help mark African American History Month, here’s a look at some of their greatest achievements. Here are 17 black innovators who have made discoveries and invented devices to make medtech better. Next>> The post 17 black innovators who made medtech better appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Hospital Care Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development American Red Cross Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: Using Teams to Improve Outcome
(MedPage Today) -- Experts discuss teams'value, safety impact, models and use outside the hospital (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

#LoveYourHeartChat African American Heart Health Chat
February 14, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart Health Information Resources
February 28, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu, and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost exactly a month […]Related:This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost exactly a month […]Related:This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found it...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 More Kids Have Died This Flu Season — And We May Not Have Reached the Peak, CDC Says
The past week brought reports of 10 more pediatric deaths related to this year’s deadly flu season — and we may have yet to see the worst of it, according to CDC officials. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” CDC Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said during a call with reporters Friday. Forty-eight states, all but Oregon and Hawaii, are still reporting widespread flu activity, Schuchat said, and cases may continue to rise. “Flu is incredibly difficult to predict,” she said, “and we don’t know if we’v...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Migraine tied to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases
(Reuters Health) - People with a history of migraines may be more likely to develop cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, stroke, and an irregular heart beat than individuals who don ’t experience these headaches, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Appeals court revives lawsuit over death allegedly linked to Zoll ’ s LifeVest
Asahi Kasei (TYO:3407) subsidiary Zoll Medical is facing a revived suit alleging that the company’s LifeVest failed to appropriately shock a patient’s heart, resulting in her death. The case was filed by Dennis Godelia, remaining son of deceased Debra Godelia, who died in 2013 after the LifeVest allegedly did not function correctly during a “defibrillation event,” court documents report. Mr. Godelia claims that the LifeVest made an audible alarm, but did not shock Ms. Godelia, who lost consciousness and died two days later. He proceeded to file a complaint in Florida state court relat...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Asahi Kasei Corp. Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Diabetes Drugs Differ on HF; School-Based Obesity Program Flop; Plaque Type in ACS
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

OhioHealth plans $12M fitness and wellness center for stroke, neurological rehabilitation
OhioHealth Corp. plans to build a $12.1 million fitness and wellness center designed for patients recovering from stroke and neurological conditions. Half the cost is covered by a $6 million grant from the McConnell Foundation. The founding family of Worthington Industries Inc. now has donated a cumulative $25 million to the Columbus health system over three decades; OhioHealth's heart wellness center is named for the family. OhioHealth is lau nching a $4 million fundraising campaign and covering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

She survived her first bout of the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Just days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with Type A Influenza, along with bronchitis and strep throat, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost […]Related:A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copyc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news