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Robert Wood Johnson Partnering with Raritan Rehab Facility

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held June 12 at Rehab at River's Edge in Raritan to launch "A Breath of Fresh Care," a program focused on reducing hospital readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients.

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Related Topix: Raritan, Heart Failure, Health, Raritan, NJ, Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CNN

Blending Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

Dr. Helen H. Hu. OMD, L.Ac San Diego has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine since the age of 12. She has been a Cardiologist and Practitioner of integrated medicine for 9 years.

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Bangkok Post

Staying healthy is a full-time job

Annual health check-ups have become quite a norm these days, and many companies and health insurance companies usually offer them to their employees or insurees.

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BioSpace

Milestone Pharmaceuticals Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Plat is a board-certified cardiologist with extensive experience in cardiovascular drug development.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Healthcare Industry

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sunday sit-down: Chrissy Gaffney

Chrissy Gaffney , 48 Co-founder and president/treasurer of Youth Heart Watch of Central Massachusetts Lives in: Worcester Family: Husband, Steve; sons Danny, 16, and Sean, 14; and daughter Erin, 13 Chrissy Gaffney was born with a hole in her heart, but nobody knew it until she was 12. One day while running in sixth-grade gym class she had trouble ... (more)

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The Day

A toast to your health ... and then some

I went to St. Petersburg Russia last month with heart surgeon Dr. Mike Dewar and his Yale-affiliated group from the Almazov Foundation, a nonprofit group that trains Russian cardiologists and surgeons.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Non-Profit

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Medical News Today

Niacin for cholesterol now linked to death risk, dangerous side effects and no benefits

After 50 years of being a mainstay cholesterol therapy, niacin should no longer be prescribed for most patients due to potential increased risk of death, dangerous side effects and no benefit in reducing heart attacks and strokes , writes Northwestern Medicine preventive cardiologist Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., in a New England Journal of Medicine ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Cholesterol, Health, Diabetes, Heart Disease

Fri Jul 18, 2014

USA Today

Boy recovering after odyssey of illnesses

Boy recovering after odyssey of illnesses CINCINNATI - 4-year-old Liam Sprague survives cancer and a stroke to get a heart transplant.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Oncology

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Hospital buys machine to improve heart screening

A new piece of medical imaging equipment promises to improve Barton Memorial Hospital's ability to screen people for heart disease, the United States' leading cause of death.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Medicine

Science

[Feature] The elusive heart fix

Thirteen years ago, cardiologists began testing a radical new treatment in people: infusing a mix of bone marrow cells, collected from a patient, into his or her heart.

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CBS Local

Study: Stroke Cases Declining in U.S.

Cardiologists are welcoming a new study that finds the downward trend in stroke cases is continuing across the United States.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Detroit News

New DMC Heart Hospital to open on July 29

Tom Wauldron checks a cardiac catheterization monitor at DMC's Heart Hospital. DMC chief administrator Conrad Mallett Jr said, 'We have worked very diligently to create an identity for ourselves, and the Heart Hospital is a continuation of the drive for differentiation.'

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CBC News

Doctor speaks up for Atlantic Blood following closures

A Halifax cardiologist is speaking up for Atlantic Blood Collection, a private clinic that collected blood work through home visits and private clinics that was shut down by Capital Health earlier this year.

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BioMed Central

Characteristics affecting oral anticoagulant therapy choice among...

Dabigatran is one of the three newer oral anticoagulants recently approved in the United States for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.

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American Academy of Family Physicians

ACA Rollout Showing Mixed Results, FPs Report

Despite predictions that the nation's health care system could be overwhelmed by a flood of newly insured patients whose health coverage took effect this year, that's not the story family physicians are telling AAFP News .

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Related Topix: Family Practice, Medicine

Wed Jul 16, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Transplanting gene into injured hearts creates biological pacemakers

Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into "biological pacemaker" cells that keep the heart steadily beating.

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ABC News

Doctor Sues NY Strip Club Over Credit Card Scheme

A doctor is suing a New York City strip club he says was in on a scheme to drug him and charge $135,000 to his credit card.

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Medical Daily

Niacin Prescribed As Cholesterol Therapy Does Not Lower Heart Attack Risk And Increases Risk Of Death

Niacin , a B vitamin that our bodies use to convert carbohydrates into energy, has been used to increase high-density lipoprotein , also known as "good" cholesterol, for upward of 50 years.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Cholesterol, Health

MacLeans

Scientists build a pacemaker from the heart's own cells

Today, cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles announced a discovery that's been 12 years in the making-one that eventually could do away with the need for electronic pacemakers, which help the heart keep a beat.

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Essexcounty Standard

You can get a gastric band on NHS, but not my hole-in heart op

A MAN who suffered a stroke aged 25 needs to raise A 10,000 to have a potentially life-saving operation.

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