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Stroke Heroes 2016
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Puget Sound Division, along with our sponsor Medtronic, congratulates the honorees for this year's Stroke Hero Awards. We had amazing stories sent to us. Thank you to all of you who submitted a nomination. Here are some of the inspiring individuals honored this year as a Stroke Hero. AMY MOORE, Stroke Survivor Amy is described as a truly an inspiring person who has never let her stroke stop her from accomplishing her goals. Her stroke was diagnosed at six months of age and left her legally blind. Amy learned Braille during her first two years of high school an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
If you could propose one idea to help improve health care delivery in the United States, what would it be?
Thumbnail: Tags: conversationsphrma conversationslarry hausnermyrl weinbergchris hansennancy brownContributors: 11621161115911631173Contributions: Read Larry Hausner's bio Despite the rapid development of innovative technologies in the health care field, we have yet to discover a panacea that will easily transform our health care system into one that provides high-quality and cost-effective care. What we have discovered and come to agree on over the last decade is that our sick care system must be reconfigured to a health care system that emphasizes wellness and prevention. For that reason, I offer ...
Source: PHRMA - June 24, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: rlowe Source Type: news
COGNITIVE-HD study: protocol of an observational study of neurocognitive functioning and association with clinical outcomes in adults with end-stage kidney disease treated with haemodialysis
Introduction The prevalence of cognitive impairment may be increased in adults with end-stage kidney disease compared with the general population. However, the specific patterns of cognitive impairment and association of cognitive dysfunction with activities of daily living and clinical outcomes (including withdrawal from treatment) among haemodialysis patients remain incompletely understood. The COGNITIVE impairment in adults with end-stage kidney disease treated with HemoDialysis (COGNITIVE-HD) study aims to characterise the age-adjusted and education-adjusted patterns of cognitive impairment (using comprehensive testing...
Source: BMJ Open - December 9, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Palmer, S. C., Ruospo, M., Barulli, M. R., Iurillo, A., Saglimbene, V., Natale, P., Gargano, L., Murgo, A. M., Loy, C., van Zwieten, A., Wong, G., Tortelli, R., Craig, J. C., Johnson, D. W., Tonelli, M., Hegbrant, J., Wollheim, C., Logroscino, G., Strippo Tags: Open access, Epidemiology, Neurology Protocol Source Type: research
Pregnancy Is Scary Enough Without Having To Worry That a Catholic Hospital Might Turn You Away
Maybe I'm just more attuned to it these days -- your 30s will do that to you -- but lately it feels like everyone I know has a scary story about pregnancy. After the adorable photographs have been posted, the celebratory texts sent, the welcome-back-to-the-world-of-sushi-and-beer meals eaten, they tell you about the darker parts of the experience. The nightmarishly long labor. The NICU. The miscarriages that sometimes came before. The last thing any of these women should have to worry about -- the last thing anyone who is pregnant, or their family, should have to worry about -- is being denied appropriate medical care be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health workers and other hu...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news
Minimally ‐invasive parasternal aortic valve replacement–A slow learning curve towards improved outcomes
ConclusionsParasternal minimally ‐invasive aortic valve replacement is a feasible technique associated with a slow learning curve but the potential to achieve improved outcomes. Considering the transcatheter alternatives, the relative risk reduction may be worth investigating in future trials.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - January 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sophio Tkebuchava, Gloria F ärber, Christoph Sponholz, Frank Fuchs, Petra Heinisch, Michael Bauer, Torsten Doenst Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research