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New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

In a new study published April 7 in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists from the Cleveland Clinic reported evidence suggesting that the long-known link between eating red meat and increased risk of heart disease may be explained not just . . . → Read More: New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

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Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?

A new study published in the March 14 New England Journal of Medicine has found that family members who are invited to be present during the quite brutal and aggressive cardiac resuscitation procedures performed as a last-ditch life-saving effort . . . → Read More: Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?

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Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

February 1 is National Wear Red Day®, an annual health observance sponsored by the American Heart Association, to highlight the facts about heart attack risks and symptoms. Part of this observance is a Go Red For Women campaign, to . . . → Read More: Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

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New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments - Their Benefits, Harms & Costs - Launched by American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest specialist physicians organization in the U.S., announced on January 16 that it has launched a new “High Value Care website” “to help physicians and other health care professionals, medical students, and . . . → Read More: New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments – Their Benefits, Harms & Costs – Launched by American College of Physicians

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his . . . → Read More: Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

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Reversing Heart Disease is Possible With Diet According to Cleveland Clinic MD

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic discusses how he set up his 25-year study on arresting and reversing heart disease using a plant-based diet. Former President Bill Clinton used this same diet to reverse his heart disease. . . . → Read More: Reversing Heart Disease Possible With Diet According to Cleveland Clinic MD

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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer . . . → Read More: New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

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How to Give Continuous Chest Compression CPR

A Mayo Clinic presentation of how to give CPR to to those who have suffered a heart attack. This is a new method of CPR called Continuous Chest Compression CPR, which does not involve breathing into the mouth of . . . → Read More: How to Give Continuous Chest Compression CPR

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Heart Health, Website of U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Heart Health, Website of U.S. Food and Drug Administration Contains links to updated Consumer Information on various potential treatments for heart diseases, including links to information, and the ability to subscribe to updates on: Dietary Supplements Drugs Food Medical . . . → Read More: Heart Health, Website of U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease

Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease, A 68 page booklet by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Contains an introduction to heart disease, risk factors, . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease

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Information on Various Treatments for Heart Disease

Information on Various Treatments for Heart Disease, from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, including: »How is Coronary Artery Disease Treated? »How Is Angina Treated? »What Is . . . → Read More: Information on Various Treatments for Heart Disease

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