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News Study Links Antidepressants with Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

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A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has found that screening for and treating depression could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression.

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Improving Your Fitness Could Improve the Fitness of Your Spouse

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Your exercise regimen isn’t just good for you; it may also be good for your spouse. New research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that if one spouse improves his or her exercise regimen, the other spouse is significantly more likely to follow suit.

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Study Reveals How Dietary Phosphate Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

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• High phosphate levels cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood clots.

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Dialysis Patients May Have Faulty “Good” Cholesterol

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• In kidney disease patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism and HDL maturation were significantly altered. • The normal function of HDL was also compromised in patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

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California Health Journalism Fellowship Brings 20 Reporters to USC for Training and Launch of Ambitious Reporting Projects

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Twenty California journalists are gathering this week for the USC Annenberg California Health Journalism Fellowship.

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Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss From Bariatric Surgery

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The benefits of weight loss surgery, along with a treatment plan that includes exercise and dietary changes, are well documented. In addition to a significant decrease in body mass, many patients find their risk factors for heart disease are drastically lowered and blood sugar regulation is improved for those with Type 2 diabetes. Some patients, however, do not experience the optimal weight loss from bariatric surgery. The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD, at Cedars-Sinai.

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Unregulated Web Marketing of Genetic Tests for Personalized Cancer Care Raises Concerns in New Study

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Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically useful, according to a new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Sam Marzo, MD, FACS, Named Chair of Loyola’s Department of Otolaryngology

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Sam Marzo, MD, FACS, who for almost 20 years has helped Loyola University Medical Center’s Otolaryngology Department become an internationally known center for patient care, research and education, has been named chair of the department, effective July 1, 2015.

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Subconscious Sniffing of Hands Occurs After Handshakes

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Why do we shake hands? Why do animals smell each other? These actions apparently serve the same evolutionary purpose. A study by Prof. Noam Sobel’s lab at the Weizmann Institute shows that after shaking someone’s hand, we subconsciously sniff our own hands twice as much as we normally do –which hand we sniff depends on the other person’s gender.