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​Another freestanding ER may be built in Winter Garden
A request to build a 12,000-square-foot, freestanding emergency department in Winter Garden was filed on March 29 with Orange County's development review committee . Haines City HMA llc, which is under the parent company Community Health Systems, is the applicant for the project dubbed “CHS Heart of Florida Hospital-Free Standing Emergency Department.” The proposed freestanding ER, which would be built on 7.72 acres at Bali Boulevard, north of US Highway 192, will go before the development… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Newsmaker Spertus: 'I would save lives. That was what I would do'
Outcomes research was a little-known concept in health care when Saint Luke ’s Health System cardiologist Dr. John Spertus launched his career in Kansas City 20 years ago. The idea of evaluating the end result of a treatment, including quality of life, not just mortality, ultimately would set the pace for personalized medicine. Spertus, who is director of health outcome s research, also took a shot at entrepreneurship with his company, Health Outcomes Sciences. Acclaimed as one of the 300 most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

CardioFocus(R) Completes $20 Million Equity Financing
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 29, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CardioFocus, Inc., a medical device innovator and manufacturer dedicated to advancing ablation treatment for cardiac disorders such as atrial fibrillation (AF), today announce... Devices, Cardiology, Venture Capital CardioFocus, HeartLight, Endoscopic Ablation, atrial fibrillation, ablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardiometabolic health
Ten minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases, according to an international study published inMedicine& Science in Sports& Exercise.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Active Partners in Research
As companies increasingly integrate patient input into their R&D activities, they are coming to realize that they must also forge strong partnerships with patients and their families if they are to deliver truly patient-centered care. Yet, how do you transform buzzwords like patient engagement, patient voices, patient partnerships from theory into practice?It starts with being more systematic, says Danielle Gerlag, Patient Engagement Lead at  GlaxoSmithKline. “Over the last 10-15 years, we’ve done a lot to get the patient’s voice heard within GSK and there are pockets of excellence where we have engaged with pat...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deirdre Coleman Source Type: news

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin the evolutionary 'fairytale' of coral
Science storytelling could be the way forward for science communication, so for your edification here ’s the story of the Three Little Corals ...Science and storytelling don ’t seem like obvious bedfellows but recently there’s been a serious vein of science communication research that suggests a strong narrative can help withdissemination,understanding by nonexperts and number one for most publishing scientists,citations. Of course,sciencing the art of storytelling, with narrativity indices and reader appeal charts does sound typically soul-suckingly dry, but it is at the heart of the science communication movement a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mark Carnall Tags: Science Fossils Evolution Biology Coral Marine life Source Type: news

Cannulation Method and ECPR in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Cannulation Method and ECPR in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Which cannulation method is best in cases of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation: ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided or ultrasound alone?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Jane Goodall Says Trump’s Efforts To Derail Climate Action Are ‘Immensely Depressing'
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Heart failure congress sets new record for original science submissions
(European Society of Cardiology) A new record for original science submissions has been set for the world's leading heart failure congress. In addition to the main abstract program, highly anticipated results from major studies will be presented in the late breaking trial sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cardiac arrest victims should be sent to a specialist unit
Patients are 11 per cent more likely to survive at a specialist unit, the Danish researchers said. The results held true even for patients living 50 miles from their nearest heart unit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist heart centre treatment linked to better cardiac arrest survival
Distance required for travel doesn ’t seem to be an influential factor, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Chronic heart failure – a review and update CPR training drive for public to focus on youth Safety questions over adrenaline for cardiac arrest Stop taking people in cardiac arrest to A&E, says expert NSAID use linked with increased risk of cardiac arrest (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
Long - term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

WATCH: Bride, groom surprise grandmother at hospital
Jessica and Tyler Brown surprised her grandmother, who had a heart attack before their wedding. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 28, 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. 3D model of female reproductive system could help test drugs for efficacy, safety In January last year, the National Institutes of Health issued a new requirement for grant funding in basic science: Researchers must discuss how...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Blood Biomarker for Neurodegeneration: Closer But Not There Yet
(MedPage Today) -- Neurofilament light levels correlated with mental deficits but short on specificity (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical gets to work on creating open heart surgery program
Anne Arundel Medical Center is aiming to get its new cardiac surgery program up and running by the end of the year. But with the vote that awarded the hospital the program only five days gone, there is a lot to be done. Last week, after a nearly two-year battle, AAMC beat out University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for approval to host the state's newest open heart surgery program. Both hospitals applied back in 2015, but state officials said local demand is only high enough for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Breastfeeding 'doesn't boost children's intelligence'
Conclusion This study has tackled the controversial question of whether there are long-term benefits of breastfeeding for cognitive ability or problem behaviours when children are older (ages three to five). Although they found very limited evidence of benefit, the authors do note that there are some other studies that have used a similar analysis but found differing results. The researchers think this could be due to slight differences in analysis. This does highlight the difficulties in being absolutely certain whether breastfeeding has direct impact on long-term cognitive outcomes. What we can say is that, if there ar...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Cardiologists: $6B NIH cut a ‘ catastrophe ’
Top heart doctors and researchers reportedly described President Donald Trump’s proposed 20% cut to the National Institutes of Health budget as “chilling” and a “catastrophe” at the American College of Cardiology meeting this month. Many expressed fears that as drug companies shift their focus to oncology and rare diseases, NIH-funded research will become more important to cardiology and the proposed $5.8 billion cut could leave life-saving research in a lurch. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Cardiologists: $6B NIH cut a ‘catastrophe’ appeared first on Ma...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Fewer Bleeds on Uninterrupted Dabigatran vs Warfarin in AF Ablation Fewer Bleeds on Uninterrupted Dabigatran vs Warfarin in AF Ablation
"Now we have high-quality data showing that if you perform this procedure on uninterrupted dabigatran, the risk of stroke is extremely low," said a researcher about the randomized RE-CIRCUIT trial.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Top Heart Doctors Warn Proposed NIH Cuts Would Be Catastrophic Top Heart Doctors Warn Proposed NIH Cuts Would Be Catastrophic
Top heart doctors and researchers have a simple reaction to President Donald Trump ' s proposed 20% cut to the budget of the U.S. National Institutes of Health: fear that research that results in life-saving drugs will deal a crippling blow.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

‘Super-fit’ gran develops life-threatening diabetes through love of fresh orange juice
A SUPER-FIT grandmother saw a doctor for the first time in 40 YEARS and was told she was on the brink of a fatal stroke or heart attack - because of her love of ORANGE juice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Akcea Therapeutics Announces Three Additions to Board of Directors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Akcea Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IONS), today announced three additions to the company's board of directors: Christopher Gabrieli, partner eme... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Personnel Akcea Therapeutics, volanesorsen, AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx, AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation: List of medications for treatment
Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) causes a disruption in the regular rhythm of the heart. Learn about the benefits, risks, and side effects of medical treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ease Varicose Veins
-- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging blood vessels that usually form in the legs. And while you may not be able to prevent them, you may be able to stop them from getting worse. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests: If you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Valley docs invest $1M to launch virtual health practice in Phoenix
A team of local physicians have raised $1 million to launch their first virtual health practice in Phoenix and expand nationwide. Kishlay Anand, a cardiologist, and Swaraj Singh, a neurologist, started the telemedicine company, called Akos, in 2016, but with the funding are now launching the virtual service. The duo turned to a team of 26 colleagues to help conceptualize, develop and fund the effort. Akos uses a mobile int erface to provide patients access to qualified virtual care coordinators… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Testosterone Therapy Is Popular, but Studies Are Mixed
Millions of men get treatments for “ low T, ” though efficacy is limited and evidence of its safety is lacking. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Testosterone Clinical Trials Hormones Prostate Gland Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Heart Men and Boys Sex Advertising and Marketing Doctors Source Type: news

New process designed to streamline faster care for EMS triage, transport of stroke patients
(American Heart Association) The new Severity-based Stroke Triage Algorithm for emergency medical services (EMS) equips ambulance crews with information and tools to better identify a stroke, assess a patient's overall condition and determine the best hospital for the patient's specific treatment needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Valley docs invest $1M to launch virtual health practice in Phoenix
A team of local physicians have raised $1 million to launch their first virtual health practice in Phoenix and expand nationwide. Kishlay Anand, a cardiologist, and Swaraj Singh, a neurologist, started the telemedicine company, called Akos, in 2016, but with the funding are now launching the virtual service. The duo turned to a team of 26 colleagues to help conceptualize, develop and fund the effort. Akos uses a mobile int erface to provide patients access to qualified virtual care coordinators… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Airline Passengers Get A Spectacular Show Flying Through Southern Lights
Passengers on a charter flight from New Zealand to the Antarctic Circle had the thrill of their lives when they flew into the heart of the southern lights, aka the aurora australis, reports LiveScience. The southern lights, like its counterpart northern lights, or aurora borealis, are considered “unpredictable displays of light in the night sky,” according to NASA. “While usually a milky greenish color, auroras can also show red, blue, violet, pink and white. The colors appear in a variety of continuously changing shapes,” NASA says. “Sometimes the aurora is so dim and scattered as to be mista...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What You Need to Know about Cholesterol
Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valve-in-Valve TAVR as Safe as Native-Valve TAVR: Registry Valve-in-Valve TAVR as Safe as Native-Valve TAVR: Registry
"There ' s no signal for harm" is the best interpretation, some said, given limits of registry data; but other said putting a transcatheter valve into a standard prosthetic valve had the edge on safety.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: An Aid to Statin Decision-Making
(MedPage Today) -- Case scenario illustrates app ' s utility (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Most states don't require lifesaving heart device in schools
(Reuters Health) - Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to restart hearts after cardiac arrest and restore normal heartbeats, but a new study found only about one-third of U.S. states require schools to have the life-saving devices. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Grief Is A Cell Phone Not Answered
I reached for my phone as soon as I got into the car the other day and started to call my husband. It was muscle memory at work, playing a cruel trick on me.  For about 30 years, I called my husband every day as I left work ― or anyplace else for that matter ― to let him know that I was on my way. Letting one another know our whereabouts became a habit that eventually was picked up by our kids. Until she graduated high school, my daughter called me precisely at 3:05 p.m. every school day to say she was getting on the bus. We are one of those families who calls while the plane is still taxiing to the gat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing human hearts: The answer is spinach leaves?
[Image from Worcester Polytechnic Institute]We could soon be using spinach to grow human hearts, thanks to new research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State University. One of the problems that researchers have faced is how to create a vascular system that can deliver blood deep into developing tissues. There hasn’t been much success with 3D printing vascular networks to provide the transportation for oxygen, nutrients and other essential molecules that allow for continued tissue growth. Even though plants and animals transport fluids differently, they have simi...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Research & Development Vascular cardiology Source Type: news

Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have developed a stem cell gene therapy cure for babies born with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.In a phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Donald Kohn of the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, all nine babies were cured. A 10th trial participant was a teenager at the time of treatment and showed no signs of immune system recovery. Kohn’s treatment method, a stem cell gene therapy that safely restores immune syste...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Testosterone Tie to Cardiovascular Disease Loosened Testosterone Tie to Cardiovascular Disease Loosened
A study of nearly 7000 patients is easing fears about testosterone replacement therapy increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and thromboembolic events, but concerns about sleep apnea linger.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

No Plaque Reduction Seen With Mimetic HDL Agent in ACS No Plaque Reduction Seen With Mimetic HDL Agent in ACS
The study in patients with ACS did nothing to support the HDL hypothesis, although the bioengineered agent meant to promote reverse cholesterol transport had been promising in prior studies.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 -- Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it ' s important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says. " Good cholesterol -- high-density lipoprotein... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 27, 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. Organogenesis launches PuraPly antimicrobial clinical program Organogenesis said today that it launched its PuraPly Antimicrobial clinical research program, which will evaluate patients treated with PuraPly AM for up to 12 week...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

​EXCLUSIVE: Greater Cincinnati startup to hire two dozen heart doctors
CardioSolution, a Blue Ash startup that specializes in providing around-the-clock cardiac care for regional hospitals, plans to hire up to two dozen heart doctors as it expands operations in Ohio and other states. For example, doctors are being added to help CardioSolution provide cardiac care at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, which is to open a new catheterization laboratory on May 1. The cardiologists will be able to treat patients suffering from heart attacks, or the doctors might… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Defense Dept. reups $77m Philips Healthcare contract
The U.S. Defense Dept. last week picked up a $77.2 million option on a contract with Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) for its patient monitoring devices. It’s the 8th 1-year option on a potentially 9-year deal, according to the Pentagon. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies are included in the contract, with appropriation from the fiscal 2016 to the fiscal 2017 years, according to a press release. The contract, inked in 2010, calls for the Dutch healthcare conglomerate to provide the systems, along with accessories, spare parts and training, to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine C...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat Royal Philips U.S. Defense Dept. Source Type: news

CardioBreak: Serelaxin Flops for HF; Spider Venom for Stroke; Tricuspid MitraClip
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - March 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Researcher Questions Benefits of EPP Surgery
Former thoracic surgeon Dr. Tom Treasure at University College London was never a believer in the aggressive extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) surgery still performed today for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. As a researcher now, he dismisses the potential benefit with even more conviction. “Doing the EPP can’t be justified anymore,” Treasure told Asbestos.com. “One more [of these surgeries] is one too many. I feel more confident about that now than ever before. We really have to spare people from the treatments that don’t help.” In recent years, the mesothelioma community has debated the controver...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 27, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: doctor david sugarbaker Doctor Tom Treasure EPP surgery for mesothelioma lung institute at baylor mesothelioma surgery mesothelioma treatment pleurectomy decortication Source Type: news

Impella Pump Takes Positive Turn in Cardiogenic Shock Study Impella Pump Takes Positive Turn in Cardiogenic Shock Study
After the Impella heart pump showed no added benefit in cardiogenic shock over less costly balloon pumps in prior studies, applying best practices appears to be paying off with the device.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiologist Dr. Kereiakes: the Synergy bioabsorbable stent boasts flexibility & safety
Dr. Dean Kereiakes knows a thing or 2 about coronary stents – he’s been a principal investigator in a number of clinical trials evaluating coronary stents over the past 20 years. So it counts when Kereiakes names the Synergy stent made by Boston Scientific‘s (NYSE:BSX) “the safest stent yet.” An interventional cardiologist at the Christ Hospital, he was also a principal investigator in Boston Scientific’s 1,684-patient Evolve II trial, comparing the Synergy bioresorbable-polymer stent with the Promus Element Plus device. The study’s primary endpoint was target lesion failure at 12 months. Get the ful...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Drug-Eluting Stents Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Researchers Turn Spinach Leaf into Beating Heart Tissue
A team of scientists has transformed spinach leaves into beating human heart tissue after first coming up with the idea during their lunch. The researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts wanted to engineer a solution for widespread organ donor shortage. Knowing it’s difficult to reproduce veins, the group decided to use the system already in place on a spinach leaf by replacing spinach cells with human heart cells, the Washington Post reports. “To be able to just take something as simple as a spinach leaf, which is an abundant plant, and actually turn that into a tissue that has the potenti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Zorthian Tags: Uncategorized Science Research health onetime Source Type: news

Assessing Stroke Risk in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Assessing Stroke Risk in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Drs Lyle, Ammash, and McLeod discuss risk stratification for stroke in adults with complex congenital heart disease and how to choose between warfarin or the direct oral anticoagulants in the absence of data.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

It ’s Not About the Panini: A Story About OCD and Anorexia
18 years ago I found myself drawn to a light switch. Turning the lights on and off became an ordeal as every room’s light switch hypnotized me into gliding my fingers across it, pressing my fingertips against the smooth plastic until it satisfied me. A similar undertaking occurred with door knobs. I felt the intense need to wrap my hands tightly around the knob, releasing it and then grasping it again. I did this until the tightness in my stomach dissolved, until I felt calm enough to walk away. Around the same time, intrusive thoughts infiltrated my mind. They began as the mispronunciation of words in my ...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karina Pinzón Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Anorexia Nervosa Avoidance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bulimia Nervosa compulsive pic Source Type: news

Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit
More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Researchers reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking cessation and that failure to use this drug has caused preventable heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease. Just a few months ago, the FDA removed the black box warning from varenicline. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news