Heart rhythm disorders are best managed when patients are listened to

Sophia Antipolis, France — 29 Aug 2020: Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and increases the risk of stroke by fivefold. Patients with irregular heartbeats should choose the treatment plan with their health professionals, according to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines published online today in European Heart Journal,1 and on the…

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How to treat the most common heart attacks

Sophia Antipolis, France — 29 Aug 2020: One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack. European Society of Cardiology (ESC) treatment guidelines for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome are published online today in European Heart Journal,1 and on the ESC website.2 Chest pain is the most common…

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2 TikTok Stars Who Threw Big Parties Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

ImageBryce Hall threw at least three large parties in August, including one for his 21st birthday.Credit…Gotpap/Bauer-Griffin, via GC Images The TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges for throwing mega-parties at their Hollywood Hills mansion in defiance of a ban against large gatherings in Los Angeles, prosecutors announced on Friday. The…

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

For about two years, Michael Raymos made the drive from Modesto, Calif., to Sacramento and back for therapy, and for the therapist, who could listen to stories of childhood abuse and gently unwind their hold on the present. Those regular office sessions, at a clinic at the University of California, Davis, created a strong bond,…

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The People You’d ‘Pay Admission’ to Know

Welcome. I recently received a message on social media from a long-lost friend. We’d been inseparable in college, co-conspirators, ecstatic with newfound freedom that manifested in what, decades on, I see in a montage from a film that could be described as a “heartwarming coming-of-age caper”: Gossipy late-night dorm-room study sessions. Swapping clothes. Dancing deliriously…

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis, the Ailment Afflicting Shinzo Abe of Japan?

Ulcerative colitis, the gastrointestinal affliction that has debilitated Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan so badly that he is resigning, is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, which is suffered by millions and can flare up unpredictably. It irritates and inflames the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum, causing ulcers or sores. Symptoms can…

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When Plans Are Meant to be Changed

Long before she agreed to meet Tyler Bosmeny, Sophie Turnbull, who was finishing up a master’s degree at Harvard, had bought a plane ticket to return to her native Australia. “I was having dinner one night with a friend and his fiancée, talking about the pitfalls of dating,” said Ms. Turnbull, 32. “Suddenly, out of…

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In a Naked Pandemic Race, You Can Leave Your Hat On

In a lot of ways, the 5K I ran on Saturday was like any other race: The tall, skinny guys zipped out front, fast. Spectators rang cowbells. I heard the “Rocky” theme twice along the course. Except the spectators were naked. And I was, too. That’s because the race was the Bouncing Buns Clothing Optional…

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Love Letter: Can Your Relationship Survive a Political Divide?

Some say that opposites attract, but that may not be the case when it comes to political views. It’s one thing to ignore the opposing political opinions of a friend or a co-worker, but when your spouse has drastically different political views it can put a strain on your relationship. And, with the presidential race…

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