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Heart Valve Repair Significantly Improves Emotional Wellbeing in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

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Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, but after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experience a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing

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Frequency of Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients May Lead to Anemia, Transfusions

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Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion

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Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

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Analyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline.

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Borrowing From Whales to Engineer a New Fluid Sensor

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UAH researchers borrowed from biological structures called tubercles that humpback whales use to maneuver in the ocean to make a piezoelectric energy harvester for use as an airflow or fluid speed and direction-sensing device.

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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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Community Leaders and Patients Dedicate Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center

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Infusion Center treats cancer and blood disorders and now features private infusion bays, a nutrition station, and a totally renovated state-of-the-art interior

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UTHealth’s Belinda Reininger Recognized for Excellence in Public Health Practice

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Belinda Reininger, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice.

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New Compounds Protect Nervous System From the Structural Damage Characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis

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Pharmacological Agents Hold Promise for Several Neurodegenerative Disorders

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