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Article ID: 711870

Researchers learn how ‘bad cholesterol’ enters artery walls in condition linked to world’s No. 1 killer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers have determined how circulating “bad cholesterol” enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes.

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24-Apr-2019 2:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711868

Blood Thinner Found to Significantly Reduce Subsequent Heart Failure Risks

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease and irregular heart rhythms was associated with a reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such as stroke and heart attack.

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24-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    23-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711683

Despite health warnings, Americans still sit too much

Washington University in St. Louis

Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a major new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711645

Number of Women Who Aren't Physically Active Enough is High And Growing

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using data from a national survey representing more than 19 million U.S. women with established cardiovascular disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that more than half of women with the condition do not do enough physical activity and those numbers have grown over the last decade. These results imply that targeted counseling to exercise more could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease as well as associated health care costs over their lifetimes.

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23-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    22-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711628

Skipping breakfast associated with higher risk of cardiovascular death

University of Iowa

Eating breakfast has always been considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but a new study from the University of Iowa shows how important it is. The study finds people who never ate breakfast had an 87 percent higher risk of death caused by cardiovascular disease than those who eat breakfast.

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19-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711629

People with Heart Disease at Risk When Pharmacies Close

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications — like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants — that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. Declines in adherence — including the complete discontinuation of medication — were highest among people using independent pharmacies, filling all their prescriptions at a single store, or living in low-access neighborhoods with fewer pharmacies.

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19-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711323

Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

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15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 711577

Late dinner and no breakfast is a killer combination

European Society of Cardiology

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. That's the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

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18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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