Dr. A Jamil Tajik, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had a heart attack are at greater risk of death if even one of nine critical steps in their treatment is missed, according to a new study.

    Researchers in the United Kingdom noted patients who missed a part of their treatment early ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few extra pounds might do more than test the strength of that belt around your waist, a small study suggests: You could also boost your blood pressure slightly, even if you gain just 5 percent of your body weight.

    For the study, researcher...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may also help prevent common and serious diabetes complications, a new study indicates.

    Although the drugs are known to lower the risk for heart attack and stroke among those with type 2 diabetes, Danish researchers re...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

    Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room visits for high blood pressure jumped 25 percent in the United States in recent years, according to a new study.

    The finding -- based on nearly 4 million U.S. emergency room visits from 2006 to 2011 -- points to a need for people ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

    For years, people seeking to she...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.

    According to the study authors, the trial was stopped early because of the marked ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.

    The research found that belly fat -- the proverbial "spare tire" -- boosts a person's odds for high blood pressure ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

    In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that those assigned to fol...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.

    They also found that a drug widely used to treat high blood ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.

    Experts said the findings, which appear in the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers.

    The condition, called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be lif...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report.

    The work is part of efforts to find ways to use animal organs to shorten transplant waiting lists.

    ...Full Article