Dr. Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

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  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Across the country, barbershops serve as a time-honored destination for a good cut and conversation.

    Now experts want to see whether barbershops might also be the spot to tackle an often overlooked health concern: high blood pressure among black m...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

    Using CT scans of mummified remains...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.

    Showing up at the emergency room at night, on weekends or during holidays is associated with a 13 percent higher risk for...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

    But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

    The study found that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has linked divorce to major health problems and even early death, but few stud...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

    The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a way to transform ordinary pig heart muscle cells into a "biological pacemaker," a feat that might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans.

    "Rather than having to undergo implantation wi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures tha

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests.

    Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid can accumulate in the bod...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insurance companies should cover home blood pressure-monitoring kits because the devices could bring savings in patient health care costs over the long term, new research indicates.

    "Home blood pressure monitors should be reimbursed, widely adopt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who indulge in even a drink or two a day of wine or liquor may raise their odds for a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat, a new study suggests.

    The study did not find a similar trend among moderate beer drinkers -- they seeme...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lowest incomes may have a higher risk for a circulatory condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.

    People with PAD have narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the limbs, most often the legs. The...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart.

    Researchers analyzed more than 50 studies that examined drinking habits and heart health in more than 260,000 people.

    They found that ...Full Article