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Article ID: 691354

ProMedica, LISC Launch $45M Partnership

ProMedica

An Ohio integrated health system and a national social enterprise have announced a new alliance to mobilize tens of millions of dollars for underinvested communities—starting with a $45 million effort to scale up economic opportunity and improve health outcomes in Toledo and the surrounding region over the next decade.

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19-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691225

Frequent Glucose Monitoring Helps Prevent Hypoglycemia, Death in Hospitalized Heart Disease Patients

Endocrine Society

Hospitalized patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may need frequent glucose monitoring to prevent hypoglycemia and death, new research reports. The results will be presented in a poster on Saturday, March 17 at ENDO 2018, the annual 100th meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.

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15-Mar-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691203

Van Andel Research Institute Chief Scientific Officer Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Van Andel Research Institute

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., will be awarded an honorary doctorate from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University (SU) in recognition of a lifetime of scientific achievement and dedication to improving cancer treatment.

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16-Mar-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691139

Study Examines How Hospital Payments for Heart Attack Care May Affect Patient Outcomes

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new, large-scale study – led by researchers at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published online today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes – examined the relationship between 30-day episode spending for inpatient and post-discharge care and patient mortality following a hospital admission for heart attack.

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14-Mar-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691136

CHOP Researchers Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2018

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2018 in Orlando, Fla. Among many abstracts presented were emergency department visits in patients with congenital heart disease, social risk factors for readmission, factors predicting mortality after prolonged critical illness and more.

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14-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690999

Testicular Cancer Survivors Need Adequate Screening for Long Term Heart Disease Risks

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Largest study to date addressing the prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in testicular cancer survivors who received prior chemotherapy publishes findings in the latest issue of JNCCN

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13-Mar-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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    12-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 690901

The Great Recession Took a Toll on Public Health, Study Finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The Great Recession, spanning 2008 to 2010, was associated with heightened cardiovascular risk factors, including increased blood pressure and glucose levels.The connections were especially pronounced among older homeowners and people still in the work force,

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9-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EST
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    12-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 690704

Genetic Heart Diseases Cause Fewer SIDS Deaths Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Mayo Clinic

Genetic mutations linked to heart disease have been considered a leading cause of sudden infant death syndrome, but a new study by Mayo Clinic, British and Danish researchers finds they are to blame for far fewer SIDS deaths than previously thought. The findings are opening new lines of inquiry into possible causes of the syndrome and may help prevent unnecessary genetic testing of surviving family members. The study results appear in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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7-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 690685

Study Links Type of Blood Pressure Medication to Increased Variability and Higher Risk of Death

Intermountain Medical Center

Two types of blood pressure medications — alpha blockers and alpha 2 agonist — show increased variability in blood pressure measurements between doctor visits, which is associated with an increased risk of death, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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7-Mar-2018 6:05 AM EST
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    12-Mar-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 690510

Testing for Calcium in the Coronary Arteries Provides a Better Way to Predict Heart Attack Events than Stress Testing Alone

Intermountain Medical Center

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have found that incorporating underused, but available, imaging technologies more precisely predicts who’s at risk for heart attacks and similar threats — in time to prevent them.

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5-Mar-2018 7:00 AM EST
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