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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation may have a heightened risk of developing dementia -- and the quality of their drug treatment may play a role, a new study hints.

    Specifically, researchers found, patients on the clot-preven...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong link between the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation and race, a new study says.

    Whites with heart failure are much more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF) than blacks or Hispanics with heart failure, the study authors ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart pacemakers and sleep apnea are at much greater risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.

    With sleep apnea, breathing stops or becomes critically shallow during sleep. It's very c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking cholesterol-lowering statins right before heart surgery, once touted as a way to prevent common postoperative complications, has no benefit and may even cause harm, a new study suggests.

    In that setting, Crestor (rosuvastatin) did not prev...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that strength training, such as lifting weights or doing pushups, is good for you, but now new research suggests it may help you live longer, too.

    When people 65 and older did strength training twice a week, they lowere...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If possible, people who've had a stroke should be sent directly to inpatient rehabilitation after their hospital discharge. This would be instead of a skilled nursing facility or nursing home, according to new guidelines by the American Heart Association

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physiology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've uncovered why humans have such big brains.

    It turns out that metabolism -- the rate at which a body burns calories -- runs faster in humans than it does in other primates. And humans have more body fat, which provides the e...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stranger or someone you love suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, but you don't know CPR.

    New research shows that help -- and CPR instruction -- may be just a cellphone call away.

    This is "a real-world approach that the majority of c...Full Article

  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds.

    "It is important for patients to understand that bypass surgery is a second chance, not a cure for their disease,"...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable defibrillators -- devices that detect and correct an abnormal heart rhythm -- are associated with a high risk of long-term complications, a new study suggests.

    "An [implantable cardioverter-defibrillator] is a highly effective treatment ...Full Article

  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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    Heading to the movies? Before you settle into your seat, health commissioner Peter DeLucia shows you what to look out for at the concession stand and how to make sure you’re getting the freshest snacks and drinks.

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