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Newswise: Q&A: Unlocking Genetic Causes of Heart Disease
Released: 6-Apr-2022 12:20 PM EDT
Q&A: Unlocking Genetic Causes of Heart Disease

Physician-scientists from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are working to identify genetic risk factors for cardiomyopathy—a collection of conditions that reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood to the rest of the body—and how inherited forms of the condition can be detected at earlier stages.

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Released: 25-Aug-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Treatment and Considerations for Pancreatic Cancer
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

We spoke with hematology oncologist James Orsini, Jr., M.D., to learn more about pancreatic cancer

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Released: 6-Jul-2021 1:25 PM EDT
WVU Professor: Personal Desire, Not Shaming, Should Serve as Motivator to Arise From the Unhealthy Pits of COVID
West Virginia University

George Kelley, a professor in West Virginia University's School of Public Health, said he believes the key now is to push forward from the pandemic and into healthier lifestyles.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 5:30 PM EST
Alerta dos Especialistas: Conhecer o risco de doença renal crônica é ainda mais necessário devido à pandemia de COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

Estima-se que uma a cada dez pessoas ao redor do mundo tem doença renal crônica, mas a maioria delas não sabe disso. A falta de conhecimento é particularmente preocupante porque as pessoas com doença renal crônica que se infectarem com COVID-19 têm maior risco de apresentar a forma grave da doença.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 2:15 PM EST
Saber si hay riesgo de insuficiencia renal crónica es aún más importante debido a pandemia de COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

Se calcula que 1 de cada 10 personas en el mundo sufre de insuficiencia renal crónica, pero la mayoría de ellas no lo saben. Ese desconocimiento es particularmente preocupante porque cuando alguien con insuficiencia renal crónica se infecta con la COVID-19, tiene mucho más riesgo de enfermar gravemente.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Keeping students physically active online or in-person
Texas A&M University

A physical activity expert addresses ways to keep students active in this "new normal."

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
A New Non-surgical Option Helps You Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Jonah Cohen, MD, a gastroenterologist and Director of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a new non-surgical option that helped one of his patients, Laurie, lose and keep her weight off.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Weight Loss Procedures: Comparing Surgical and Non-surgical Options
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Daniel Jones, MD, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgical Services and Director of the Bariatric Program at BIDMC, and Jonah Cohen, MD, Director of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy at BIDMC, compare different surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Derron’s Weight Loss Journey: How Surgery Changed His Life
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Derron Golden once weighed 360 pounds. As a result, he suffered from severe obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, back pain, shortness of breath upon exertion and type 2 diabetes. After having weight loss surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in January 2018, he lost 150 pounds.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
Fitness Goals This Winter? Get a Personal Trainer.
Bowling Green State University

At the start of every new year, gyms fill with patrons who have fitness aspirations. But by February, the gyms are mostly empty. There’s a way to avoid this, says Nathan Peters: hire a personal trainer.

Released: 29-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT
Three tips for better sleep
Houston Methodist

More than one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night, putting them at risk for serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The real victim of a lack of sleep, however, is the brain.

Released: 11-Apr-2019 4:20 PM EDT
Reconsider the 'Peanuts and Cracker Jacks'
UT Southwestern Medical Center

There are emerging fresh options to consider for your ballpark diet.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Science Says the DASH Diet Works
Beth Israel Lahey Health

BIIDMC primary care physician Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, shares how the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) can benefit folks who are following the “new year, new me” mantra.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Fad Diets: A Dietitian’s Perspective
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Danelle Olson, RD, LDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC, explains the problems with fad diets.

Released: 31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Stop smoking without packing on the pounds
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Smoking is a hard habit to kick but when you do, the health benefits are almost immediate. As you re-invent yourself as a non-smoker, here are three straightforward ways to combat weight gain and keep you distracted while coming off that smoking habit.

Released: 31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Tips for making resolutions work
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Now is the time many people make New Year’s resolutions.Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. For this New Year, revise your goal-setting process for optimal results.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST
Obesity a major – but hardly the only – reason behind rise in type 2 diabetes
Wake Forest Baptist Health

“The increase in diabetes in our society is almost certainly driven by the increase in obesity,” says Alain Bertoni, M.D., of Wake Forest School of Medicine. “But not everybody who has diabetes is obese and not everybody who is obese has diabetes. There are definitely other factors at work.”

Released: 9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
Five Simple Tips to Follow for Dieting Success
Houston Methodist

For many, just the idea of losing weight can be discouraging. With the endless advice and trends that exist today, configuring a nutritious diet to lose weight and maintain it can be challenging.

Newswise: People Slimming for Summer Should Carefully Consider Their Salads
Released: 27-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
People Slimming for Summer Should Carefully Consider Their Salads
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Laura Acosta, a registered dietitian at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said three types of salads often come with lots of calories and are laden with fat and sodium.

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Released: 8-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
U.S. Trans Fat Ban Can Save Lives, Says Rutgers Nutrition Expert
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Shauna Downs, an international food systems researcher, explains what the FDA’s impending trans fat ban means for America’s health

Newswise: Digestive Disease Week 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian Experts Available for Interview
Released: 1-Jun-2018 3:40 PM EDT
Digestive Disease Week 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian Experts Available for Interview
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Experts are available for online, print and broadcast interviews.

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