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The World Health Organization on Friday classified a new COVID-19 variant from South Africa as a “variant of concern,” which means it could be more contagious, cause more severe disease and reduce the efficacy of vaccines and treatments.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 7:34 pm
The Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers say unionized workers will not be required to have COVID-19 vaccinations.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 1:35 pm
The Ohio case is the first time the retail side of the drug industry has been held accountable in the U.S. opioid crisis
Posted: November 24, 2021, 5:41 pm
Among people overall in the WebMD poll, 56% said they were confident or somewhat confident that the vaccine is safe for that age group.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 4:55 pm
More than 1.5 million people have already died from COVID-19 in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European region. That means the death toll could top 2.2 million by early 2022.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 4:48 pm
Data shows that women who receive abortions also do not suffer any enduring mental or physical health problems.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 2:48 pm
PAD and travel: How to get around at the airport, in the car, and at hotels.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 11:38 am
PAD and sex: How peripheral artery disease impacts your sex life and what you can do to reclaim it.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 11:33 am
After a heart attack revealed that Trip Hedrick had coronary artery disease, the competitive swimmer learned to flow with his new diagnosis.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 11:26 am
A Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria has monkeypox, the second case of the rare but potentially fatal viral illness found in the United States this year.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 8:59 pm

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American Heart Association

Dallas, Nov. 17, 2021 — With Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, 2021, the American Heart Association, is drawing attention to unique factors affecting transgender health and calling for swift policy action to address health care disparities...
Posted: November 17, 2021, 1:00 pm
Research Highlights: Almost 40% of stroke survivors who smoked cigarettes before their stroke continue to smoke, a rate that hasn’t decreased in recent decades, according to a new study analyzing national survey data. Stroke survivors with a history ...
Posted: November 17, 2021, 10:00 am
Research Highlights: Years of research have linked cigarette smoking to premature illness and death from multiple conditions including CVD. However, a new study found that dying of a heart attack or stroke may often be the first sign of CVD in some ...
Posted: November 17, 2021, 10:00 am
Research Highlights: Daily low-dose aspirin taken for an average of seven years did not affect the risk of dementia in adults with type 2 diabetes. The aspirin regimen was neither protective nor harmful regarding dementia risk. A heart attack or ...
Posted: November 15, 2021, 4:00 pm
Research Highlights: Two studies report the safety and effectiveness of MK-0616, a new cholesterol-lowering medicine in a class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. MK-0616 is taken by mouth, as opposed to injection like currently available PCSK9 ...
Posted: November 15, 2021, 1:25 pm
Research Highlights: Adults with COVID-19 infection who were not hospitalized received a prescription strength, purified omega-3 fatty acid to determine if it might reduce their chance of hospitalization or death. The purified omega-3 fatty acid, ...
Posted: November 15, 2021, 1:00 pm
Research Highlights: Adults with chronic, class II or III heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), as defined by the New York Heart Association criteria, who were treated with stem cells experienced a 65% reduction in non-fatal heart ...
Posted: November 14, 2021, 9:45 pm
Research Highlights: When treated with empagliflozin, adults hospitalized for acute heart failure were 36% more likely to have a clinical benefit, such as a reduction in all-cause mortality, reduction in heart failure events, or an improvement in ...
Posted: November 14, 2021, 9:30 pm
Research Highlights: Adults with heart failure who took canagliflozin, a medication originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, reported improvements in their heart failure symptoms whether or not they also had type 2 diabetes. Symptom and quality ...
Posted: November 14, 2021, 9:15 pm
Research Highlights: Personalized testing may help identify triggers for irregular heart rhythms and reduce their frequency in people with atrial fibrillation. Alcohol consumption was linked to having an atrial fibrillation episode. Caffeine did not...
Posted: November 14, 2021, 8:19 pm

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