Heart attack, stroke risk declines among people with diabetes

The rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved among people with diabetes over the past 20 years, narrowing the gap in cardiovascular mortality rates between individuals with and without diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. More than 463 million adults worldwide have diabetes, according to […]

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Peanut App Founder Michelle Kennedy Counts Candy Rewards Among Her Parenting Essentials

It’s no secret that it takes a village to raise a child, but cultivating that support system in the first place? It can prove just as daunting as those early days of motherhood. Enter Peanut, a social-networking app for moms founded in 2017 by Michelle Kennedy who, like most of us, found it difficult to make mom friends after the […]

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Spikes in blood pressure among young adults spell trouble in mid-age

Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis led by Duke Health researchers shows. The finding, publishing Jan. 22 in JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine whether medications are necessary could be masking a potential early […]

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Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University. The finding was published online this week in the journal Sleep. Researchers next […]

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Moral distress and moral strength among clinicians in health care systems

Nurse burnout impacts both nurses and patients, and significantly influences the retention of nurses in the healthcare setting, research shows. But could burnout be a symptom of something larger? A commentary by a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) nurse-bioethicist explores the effects of ethical issues faced by clinicians in practice and how moral distress may play a […]

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Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound. Until the worst happened. At nearly 380 pounds, her health took a dive. She was diagnosed with a blood cancer and multiple uterine fibroids that couldn’t be treated due to her weight. That’s when she decided to have bariatric surgery, […]

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Readmission rates vary little among primary care doctors

(HealthDay)—There is minimal variation in readmission rates among primary care providers (PCPs), according to a study published online May 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Siddhartha Singh, M.D., from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine whether 30-day readmission rates vary by PCP in Texas. Data were included for patients […]

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Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 — The incidence of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) has increased among younger women, and sedentary time is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among women, according to two studies published in the Feb. 19 issue of Circulation, a “Go Red for Women” theme issue on cardiovascular disease in women. Sameer Arora, M.D., from […]

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Gun Violence Among U.S. Youth Has High Price Tag

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — Treating gunshot wounds in American children and teens costs roughly $270 million a year in hospital bills, researchers report. “In our study, we found that for every 100,000 teenagers and children arriving to the emergency department, 11 come for a gun-related injury,” said study author Dr. Faiz Gani. He is a research fellow at Johns […]

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