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Compared with their peers who spent no more than a half-hour in front of a screen each day, 5-year-olds who logged over two hours were six times more likely to have "clinically significant" attention issues.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 8:47 pm
Rates of major birth defects were similar for children of deployed and non-deployed veterans. And there was no difference in major birth defects among children whose mothers were or weren't deployed.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 8:26 pm
Surgical site infections occurred in 0.75% of the deliveries covered by Medicaid and 0.63% of those covered by private insurance. In other words, women covered by Medicaid had a 1.4-fold higher risk, the researchers reported.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 8:07 pm
Binge-drinking -- four or more drinks in a two-hour period for women and five or more for men --  is typical behavior for 7% of adults aged 35 to 44 and 10% of adults aged 45 to 54, according to the poll.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 7:42 pm
Living liver donation carries more risks than a living kidney donation, and it comes with a 0.3% donor risk of death and a 30% risk of complications following an adult-to-adult donation with the larger right liver lobe.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 7:39 pm
Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 5:22 pm
A salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 3:15 pm
Certain batches of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints may contain undeclared tree nuts that could put people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 3:08 pm
One of the top myths was the claim of some people who insist they can get by on five hours of sleep a night.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 8:10 pm
The companies will have 10 days to submit plans to withdraw these products from the market, the FDA said. Most pelvic mesh products have already been taken off the market, according to the Associated Press.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 8:05 pm

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American Heart Association

Study Highlights: Racial/ethnic minorities, patients who are uninsured or only have Medicaid insurance and those living in low-income ZIP codes were less likely to receive a heart pumping device known as a left ventricular assist device...
Posted: April 6, 2019, 1:00 pm
Study Highlights: Postmenopausal black women with heart attack or coronary heart disease experienced significantly lower treatment rates than Hispanic or white women. Overall, treatment rates for heart attack and coronary heart disease...
Posted: April 5, 2019, 8:00 pm
DALLAS, April 5, 2019 — Just hours after news reports that Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, age 75, successfully underwent a heart valve procedure called TAVR, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, age 76, is quoted in a news story announcing her...
Posted: April 5, 2019, 3:30 pm
Study Highlights: Counties in states that expanded Medicaid had a small but significantly lower cardiovascular mortality rate compared to areas that didn't expand Medicaid. The beneficial effect was highest in nonmetropolitan counties and those...
Posted: April 5, 2019, 2:45 pm
DALLAS, April 4, 2019 — Global media reports say Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, is recovering after undergoing a heart valve procedure called TAVR at a New York Hospital. The American Heart Association website defines TAVR ( transcatheter aortic...
Posted: April 5, 2019, 1:45 am
To help kick off the American Heart Association’s Move More Month, nine schools are receiving the first round of grants as part of the inaugural Kids Heart Challenge grant program. Recipients plan to use their share of funding for physical activity equipment, water filling stations and improvements for recreation spaces.
Posted: April 4, 2019, 3:00 pm
Seventeen patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae ("friend-of-the-court") brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States, citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court uphold the District Court ruling to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Posted: April 2, 2019, 2:14 pm
In a Swedish study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, bystander CPR rates nearly doubled and compression-only, or Hands-Only CPR, rates increased six-fold over the 18-year review. Compression-only and standard CPR – with chest compressions and rescue breaths – were associated with doubled survival rates compared with no CPR.
Posted: April 1, 2019, 9:00 am
A group of 13 patient and consumer groups issued the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s announcement of the approval of Utah’s 1115 waiver partially expanding its Medicaid program.
Posted: March 29, 2019, 9:31 pm

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