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Cardiovascular Aging Symposium Explores Relationship Between Dysfunction and Disease Development

During the “Novel Implications for Blood Flow and Vascular Dysfunction in Non-cardiovascular Related Disease” symposium at the APS Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends conference, researchers will present findings that emphasize...
9-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

E-Cigarette Use Accelerates Effects of Cardiovascular Aging

A new study suggests that a single exposure to e-cigarette (e-cig) vapor may be enough to impair vascular function. Researchers from West Virginia University will present findings today at the Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends...
9-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Menopausal Status May Better Predict Blood Vessel Health in Women Than Fitness Level

High physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than...
9-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Explore a Better Way to Measure Blood Pressure

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Automatic blood pressure devices are often used to assess blood pressure levels at home and in the clinic. But these devices are prone to significant errors, sometimes leading to the prescription of blood pressure-lowering medications to patients...
9-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Strategies to Optimize and Slow Cardiovascular Aging

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest—and most inevitable—risk factor for it. So what, if anything, can we do to keep our hearts and arteries as healthy as possible for as long as...
9-Aug-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Caffeine Shortens Recovery Time From General Anesthesia

Caffeine helps quickly boost wakefulness following general anesthesia, a new study finds. The stimulant—used daily by more than 90 percent of adults in the U.S.—appears to alter physiological function in two different ways to shorten recovery...
1-Aug-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Environmental Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk for Three Generations

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research.
18-Jul-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Aerobic Exercise Found Safe for Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease Patients

A new study finds that moderate exercise does not impair kidney function in some people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study—the first to analyze the effects of exercise on kidney disease that does not require dialysis—is published ahead...
12-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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