heart disease

A new 'heart attack on a chip' could serve as a test bed for developing personalized drugs

A new ‘heart attack on a chip’ could serve as a test bed for developing personalized drugs

Researchers from the Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California have developed a “heart attack on a chip,” a device that could one day serve as a test bed for developing new heart drugs and even personalized drugs. “Our device replicates some key features of a heart attack in …

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Home air purifiers may improve markers of cardiovascular health in people with COPD

Home air purifiers may improve markers of cardiovascular health in people with COPD

A six-month study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine finds that using portable home air purifiers can improve certain markers of cardiovascular health in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. People with COPD often suffer from shortness of breath, chest tightness and chronic cough. Cardiovascular diseases such as arrhythmias, heart failure, strokes and …

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Vitamin D Supplementation Is Not Preventative for Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms or Statin Discontinuation |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

Vitamin D Supplementation Is Not Preventative for Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms or Statin Discontinuation | Medicine in 2 Minutes

1. A randomized controlled trial found that pretreatment with vitamin D supplementation did not reduce the risk of statin-associated muscle symptoms in adult patients. 2. Vitamin D supplementation also did not reduce the risk of statin discontinuation. Assessment of the level of proof: 1 (Excellent) Summary of the study: Statins are among the most commonly …

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Perceived discrimination linked to worse recovery after MI in young people

Perceived discrimination linked to worse recovery after MI in young people

Perceived discrimination — unfair treatment because of their race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other factors — in daily life was common among young survivors of myocardial infarction (MI) and was associated with poorer recovery, new research shows. In this study, patients completed three questionnaires assessing perceived discrimination, general mental and physical health, physical health, …

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Micronesian migrant communities face barriers to accessing health care, insurance and Medicaid

Micronesian migrant communities face barriers to accessing health care, insurance and Medicaid

Migrants from across Micronesia who travel hundreds of miles to get to Guam for medical care continue to face challenges accessing care and insurance. Although Medicaid became available to citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau in January 2021, issues with the application and enrollment process and other barriers prevent care. …

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Elderly homelessness is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crisis

Elderly homelessness is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crisis

November 10, 2022 On a recent rainy afternoon in this small town just outside Glacier National Park, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton were preparing to sell most of their possessions before moving out of their three-bedroom rental home and two bathrooms. Hilton, who was recovering from a broken leg, watched from her recliner as her …

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Elderly homelessness is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crisis

Elderly homelessness is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crisis

November 10, 2022 On a recent rainy afternoon in this small town just outside Glacier National Park, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton were preparing to sell most of their possessions before moving out of their three-bedroom rental home and two bathrooms. Hilton, who was recovering from a broken leg, watched from her recliner as her …

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