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Under Affordable Care Act, Americans Have Had More Preventive Care for Heart Health, UCLA Study Finds

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By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

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Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults with High Blood Pressure

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A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure — the top number in a blood pressure test — especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings.

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Pediatrics Diseases, Sickle Cell, pediatric sickle cell disease, Children

Loyola Medicine Helps Pediatric Sickle Cell Patient Take Trip of a Lifetime

Anyah wasn't going to let sickle cell disease keep her from going on her high school class trip to Europe. Thanks to Natalie Kamberos, DO, and the care Anyah received at Loyola Medicine, Anyah was able to climb the Eiffel Tower and make it a trip of a lifetime.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Grant to Savoldo for Immunotherapy Research

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A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would include a built-in "safety switch."

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Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number of high blood pressure drugs are now available, they work by different mechanisms that are not suited for all patients.

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Expert Q&A: ASU Professor Explains New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Seattle Children's Opens First CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial in the U.S. for Children and Young Adults With Leukemia that Targets CD22 and CD19 Proteins Simultaneously

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Seattle Children’s has opened the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial in the U.S. for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory CD19- and CD22-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that will simultaneously attack two targets on cancer cells.

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Glycemic Control, Surgery, Joint Replacement, Diabetes, Complications

A New Way to Reduce Surgery Complications Stemming From High Blood Sugar

Using a different marker to track a patient’s glycemic levels could help improve outcomes after surgery for diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike.

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Tulane Receives $1.7 Million Grant From Department of Defense for Blood Vessel Research

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Tulane University’s Stryder Meadows, a cell and molecular biology professor, received a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Defense to study how arteriovenous malformations (AVM), which are defects in arteries, veins and capillaries, form Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people.

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Study Finds People with Certain Blood Types Have Increased Risks of Heart Attack During Periods of High Air Pollution

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Individuals who have A, B, or AB blood types have an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and Brigham Young University.







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