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Heart Health Is Bone Health: Study Shows How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked

Patients with atherosclerosis are at a higher risk of osteoporosis. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that atherosclerosis reduces the number of bone-forming cells, leading to loss of...
5-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dry Eyes No More: New Insight May Lead to Better Detection and Treatment of Common Autoimmune Disease

Sjogren's syndrome affects an estimated four million people in the U.S., but diagnosis is often delayed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions. A new study in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology describes a protein...
3-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than Just Eyes and Skin: Vitamin A Affects the Heart

Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study in American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology finds that the heart is able to respond to...
28-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Officers Join Leadership of the American Physiological Society

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APS is pleased to introduce the new members of its leadership: President Elect Dennis Brown, PhD, and Councilors Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD; Willis K. Samson, PhD; and Harold D. Schultz, PhD. The new officers were elected by the APS membership and...
20-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, Becomes 89th President of the American Physiological Society

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, was installed as APS president in April. Reckelhoff is a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, director of the Women’s Health Research Center, director of research development for the Office of Research and Sponsored...
20-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Improvements after Gastric-Bypass Surgery Start Well before Dramatic Weight Loss Begins

New research presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting suggests that fat and blood sugar control and cardiovascular health start improving in the early stages of recovery before dramatic weight loss occurs.
29-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors From Constant Stress

Constant stress is associated with signs of poor blood vessel health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting in San Diego finds that aerobic exercise kept the blood vessels of...
29-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Move Over, Polar Bear Plunge: Ice Swimming Is Next Big Extreme Winter Water Sport

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Hundreds of athletes around the globe are competing in one-mile ice swims. Performance and human physiological response in water 5 degrees Celsius or less has not been well-studied. Researchers will present new data on how age, gender and...
29-Mar-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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