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More patients with cardiovascular disease now die at home than in the hospital

Despite their wishes, many patients die in hospitals or other facilities. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death both globally and in the U.S., yet little is known about where patients with CVD die.
11-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study supports taking blood cultures before beginning treatment for sepsis

Severe bacterial infections are a leading cause of death globally. Delays in effective treatment can increase the chance that a patient dies but treating a patient before blood cultures are drawn may make it impossible to identify the bacteria
18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers explore the epigenetics of daytime sleepiness

Everyone feels tired at times, but up to 20 percent of U.S. adults report feeling so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activities, including working, having meals or carrying on conversations.
29-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African Americans

Boston, MA -- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may...
17-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hospitalizations for homeless individuals are on the rise

A homeless individual is one who lacks fixed and reliable housing, and it is estimated that 553,000 people fit that description on any given night in the United States. A new retrospective cohort study by investigators from Brigham and Women's...
14-Dec-2018 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Studies Probe Value and Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

A series of scientific reports from the Personal Genomics study reveal insights into patient perceptions and experiences with direct-to-consumer genetic testing
13-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can the High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the US Be Contained?

Special Communication examines sources of high drug prices in the U.S. and possible solutions to reduce unnecessary burdens on patients while maintaining innovation
23-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stubborn Inequities in Heart Health Persist for Some African Americans in the South

Though mortality from heart disease is decreasing, some groups are at increased risk for developing heart disease, including African Americans in the southeastern U.S. Nearly 44 percent of all African American men, and 48 percent of African American...
15-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Haley Bridger
Senior Science Communication Specialist

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Haley Bridger
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