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More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims still aren’t getting treated soon enough, a new study suggests.
Treating strokes quickly is critical, because the more time that elapses, the less effective stroke treatment may be, the researchers explained.
A number of factors have reduced the time it takes stroke patients to get treatment. These include […]

This Is How Much Longer You Should Stand Each Day to Get Health Benefits

July 31, 2015

Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

Stand, Don’t Sit, to Get Healthier, Scientists Say

July 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.
A new study found that sitting appears to be linked to increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which can lead to added weight, diabetes and heart ills. But standing […]

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migraine with aura is a migraine that’s preceded or accompanied by visual effects such as […]

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

July 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many heart patients are advised to receive an implanted cardiac defibrillator to keep their heart functioning properly.
Now, a new study of 1,200 people shows that, in many cases, these devices do their job very well.
Within a few years of receiving a defibrillator, heart function in one in […]

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

July 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say.
The large study of people taking blood pressure medication found that variations of more than 14 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure readings between doctor visits was linked to […]

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

July 24, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Praluent, the first of a powerful new class of injected, cholesterol-lowering drugs that experts believe could change cardiovascular care.
Praluent (alirocumab) sharply cuts levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and is one of a group of newly […]

Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines

July 22, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. hospitals overestimate their ability to provide fast delivery of a clot-busting drug to stroke patients, a new study finds.
The drug, called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), has been shown to reduce the short- and long-term effects of stroke. It should be given to ischemic stroke patients within […]

This is Why Everyone Should Learn CPR

July 22, 2015

Many lives could be saved if more people performed CPR immediately after seeing someone go into cardiac arrest, a new study contends.

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

July 16, 2015

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About seven in 10 Americans who’ve had heart disease or a stroke regularly take aspirin, U.S. health officials report.
Low-dose aspirin is promoted as an inexpensive, effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wanted to know who takes it […]



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