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Newswise: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunites with Four Good Samaritans Who Saved his Life

Article ID: 715033

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunites with Four Good Samaritans Who Saved his Life

Loyola University Health System

When Hutz Hertzberg collapsed at Midway Airport in full cardiac arrest, four God Samaritans saved his life by administering CPR and shocking his heart with an airport defibrillator. He made a full recovery, and they reunited on the one-year anniversary of his cardiac arrest.

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27-Jun-2019 4:20 AM EDT
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    26-Jun-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714835

Heart Risk Raised By Sitting in Front of the TV, Not By Sitting at Work, Finds Study

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Sitting while watching television, but not sitting at work, is associated with a greater risk of heart attack, stroke, or early death, Columbia researchers have found.

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24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714912

Study finds link between hypertension and air pollution

Oxford University Press

A new study soon to appear in the Journal of Public Health suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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25-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714889

Hearts and Stripes: A Tiny Fish Offers Clues to Regenerating Damaged Cardiac Tissue

University of California San Diego Health

Zebrafish, a pet shop staple, may hold the clue for how hearts can heal from damage.

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25-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: ‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

Article ID: 714866

‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

American Heart Association funding will allow Michigan Medicine to establish a leading research and training program with a focus on preventing brain damage caused by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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25-Jun-2019 8:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714852

Cholesterol Medication Could Invite Diabetes, Study Suggests

Ohio State University

A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health records and other data from patients in a private insurance plan in the Midwest provides a real-world picture of how efforts to reduce heart disease may be contributing to another major medical concern.

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25-Jun-2019 7:30 AM EDT
Newswise: UTHealth program earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

Article ID: 714849

UTHealth program earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association.

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24-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Ocean Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $250,000 at Annual Golf Classic

Article ID: 714819

Ocean Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $250,000 at Annual Golf Classic

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $250,000 at the 29th Annual Golf Classic, which took place on June 17 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle. This year’s event welcomed 120 golfers who competed in the tournament to raise money for programs and services at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center.

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24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Researchers Find New Mutation in the Leptin Gene

Article ID: 714741

Researchers Find New Mutation in the Leptin Gene

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. Bastarrachea’s research is aimed at helping tackle metabolic disorders like cardiovascular disease and diabetes which are fueled by obesity and impact millions of people around the world.

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21-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    20-Jun-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714346

Restrictive Approach to Blood Cell Transfusions Safe for Heart Surgery Patients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery led to fewer transfusions than a more liberal approach, without any increased risk of acute kidney injury. • The results were consistent in patients with and without chronic kidney disease before surgery.

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14-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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