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Hypertension, Stroke, Silent Cerebral Infarcts, Elderly

New Study Links Stroke and Short Sleep Cycle for Elderly Patients with High Blood Pressure

Presence of “silent strokes” and shorter sleep patterns in these patients suggest heightened stroke risk.

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Hypertension, Adolescent Health, Children And Adolescents, Waist Circumference, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Parents' Blood Pressure, Waist and Hip Circumference Are Keys to Identifying Masked Hypertension in Their Kids

Data suggest need for ambulatory monitoring for children and adolescents of hypertensives who appear to have normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office

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Brown Rice and Cardiovascular Protection

New research suggests a component in a layer of tissue surrounding grains of brown rice may work against angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a protein and known culprit in the development of high blood pressure & atherosclerosis.

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SSRIs and Cardiovascular Health

A class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may provide a boost to cardiovascular health by affecting the way platelets, small cells in the blood involved in clotting, clump together.

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Predicting Risk for High Blood Pressure

Researchers have found there are racial differences in the activity of enzymes that make or breakdown a major regulator of blood pressure. The results correlate with the bias of African Americans being more at risk.

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Statins, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cholesterol, Genetic Medicine, Dr. Steven M. Lipkin

Research Team Discovers Genetic Variance in Cancer Protection From Statin Drugs

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have discovered why statins — popular drugs that lower cholesterol and appear to protect against colorectal cancer development — work for some people, but not for all.

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Higher Consumption of Dietary Added Sugars Linked With Unfavorable Lipid Levels

Consuming a higher amount of added sugars in processed or prepared foods is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, the “good cholesterol”) and higher levels of triglycerides, which are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA.

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Public Health, Bronx, Public Housing, Cardiology, Low Income, Socioeconomics, Grant, Latino

Einstein Receives MacArthur Grant to Study Impact of Housing on Cardiovascular Health

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has been awarded $750,000 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study the impact of housing on the cardiovascular health of Latinos in the Bronx.

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Heart Failure, Rehabiliation, Exercise

Exercise-Based Rehab for Heart Failure Can Improve Quality of Life

Exercise-based rehabilitation clearly improves the health-related quality of life of persons with heart failure, according to a new review.

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Warfarin, Blood Thinners, Medication Safety

Self-Monitoring Lowers Risks for Patients on Anti-Clotting Drug

A new review finds that many patients who take an anti-clotting drug or “blood-thinner” can benefit from monitoring the levels of the drug themselves instead of going to clinics for blood tests.







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