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Using Advanced MRI Brain Scans to Predict Stroke-Related Dementia

An advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-related, small vessel disease helped predict problems with thinking, planning, organizing information, process speed memory and even dementia, according to new research study published in the Sept. 12 issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. …

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Defibrillator’s Location, Availability When Needed, May Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Location, Location, Location.  This quote is often tied to real estate.  But a newly released study ties both location and availability of time of need to surviving cardiac arrest. Researchers note that Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are often placed in areas of low risk and may be unavailable during certain times of the day. But …

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Study finds Insomnia tied to higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke

Data obtained from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, primary associated with an increased risk of large artery stroke, according to a new study, “Genetic Liability to Insomnia and Cardiovascular Disease Risk,” published in the American Heart Association\’s …

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BIDMC Researchers Find Extensive Use of Aspirin Despite Few Benefits, High Risks

Over four months ago, the   American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released new prevention guideline announcing that they can no longer recommend that low-dose aspirin be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular vascular disease (CVD). Following on the release of the new guidelines, a …

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Study Tracks Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Relations to CHD incidents

Adults with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. CHD, occurring when coronary arteries become damaged due to a build-up of fat and cholesterol and can result in a heart …

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Penn Study Identifies Microbes in Wound Healing That Can Lead to Foot Amputation

A University of Pennsylvania study, published April 18, 2019, in Cell Host and Microbe, finds whether wounds, including a diabetic foot ulcer, heal or progress to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. Researchers at the University’s Perelman School of Medicine identified specific strains of the …

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IU Research Find Shocking Ways to Heal Wound Infections

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine’s Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, have found a way to fight against bacterial infections by using a dressing that uses an electronic field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds. Chandan Sen, Ph.D. and Sashwati Roy, Ph. D’s research finding were published in the April 1, 2019 issue of the …

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Light Activity Appears to Reduce Heart Disease of Older Women

Simple outdoor activities, including gardening, strolling through a park, and even folding your clothes might be just enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women age 63 and older, says a recently released study in the journal JAMA Network Open. The researchers noted that light physical activity appears to reduce the risk …

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