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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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The Psychology of Adhering to a Treatment Plan: Why Patients Fail and How Providers Can Help

One of the most frustrating situations for any healthcare provider is watching an individual you're trying to help fail to put your advice into action. These effective tips will help you navigate this challenge with sensitivity.

6 Ways to Empower Middle-Age Patients to Boost Their Heart Health to Prevent Dementia

To prevent dementia as a senior, taking good care of one's heart during middle age can serve as a strong foundation, according to new research.

Your Patients Could Be Taking a Daily Dose of Aspirin Without Your Knowledge

New research indicates that millions of healthy people still take aspirin believing it will prevent heart disease even though research indicates this behavior can be dangerous.

This New Study Changes Decades of Assumption About Interpreting Blood Pressure Readings

For decades, medical experts believed the "upper" systolic blood-pressure reading was a more important predictor of cardiovascular outcomes than the "lower" diastolic number. But new research disrupts this school of thought.

Most Dietary Supplements and Interventions Fail to Prevent Negative Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study, published in "Annals of Internal Medicine," could make your conversations with patients about vitamin supplements and diets a little easier and more evidence-based.

With These 3 Lifestyle Interventions, Clinicians Can Prevent 94 Million Premature Deaths

As a healthcare practitioner, you can make small changes when interacting with patients to contribute to these life-saving interventions.

This Hard-to-Recognize Heart Attack Symptom Prevents Patients from Seeking Help

A sense of a loss of control prevents people experiencing heart attack symptoms from seeking treatment, a new study finds.

Heart Attack Patients Who Eat Dinner Late and Skip Breakfast Up to Five Times More Likely to Di...

When an individual who’s had a heart attack makes a habit of skipping breakfast and eating dinner near bedtime, his or her...

Organ Failure Survival Depends on Mechanisms of Two Cell Types

Emerging research indicates that there are two cell populations that quickly respond and work together to restore a non-functioning or failing organ.

A Toilet Seat That Can Monitor Heart-Failure Patients Could Revolutionize Cardiovascular Care

Researchers say they've developed a toilet seat that can monitor patients' blood pressure, stroke volume and more.

Study Finds Causal Relationship Between Height and Heart Disease Due to Lung Function

Poor lung function in shorter people mediates the effect of height on coronary artery disease, researchers found.

These Cardiac Patches Hold Promise to Enhance Heart Recovery

Treatment to repair post-heart attack damage doesn't exit. But this research team is on a mission to engineer cardiovascular tissues for regenerative medicine.

New EMR Feature Alerts Prescribers to Additional Treatment Options, Improves Patient Outcomes

The study tested the feature for cardiology patients, but it could benefit prescribers in a wide range of specialities.

New Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation

The newest guidelines for treating patients with AFib address the use of blood thinners and importance of weight management.

Secondary Stroke Prevention in Afib: Is Oral Anticoagulation Effective?

Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous influx of research dollars into the healthcare field. These have yielded a...

Simple Steps May Help Beat Delirium in Cardiac ICU Patients

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery are at increased risk for developing postoperative delirium (POD) in the ICU. POD is form of cognitive dysfunction...

Helping Cancer Patients Protect Their Heart

Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the US, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer...

New Research Links Marijuana Use with Heart Damage

With increasing widespread marijuana legislation, use of the mind-altering substance has been on the rise among adults, according to a Columbia University study....

Ease Adolescent Anxiety with Mind-Body Care

Anxiety disorders -- including specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder -- are the most common adolescent mental health conditions...

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