ACC/AHA guidance for preventing heart disease, stroke released

New Orleans, LA (Mar 17, 2019) — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guideline from…

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Pharmacists have wider clinical role in casualty, concludes study

The first evaluation of pharmacists based in accident and emergency departments has concluded that with additional clinical skills, they are able to take on overall clinical responsibility for patients. Daniel Greenwood a PhD student from The University of Manchester studied the work of people they termed Emergency Department Pharmacist Practitioners (EDPPs) from 15 NHS Trusts…

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Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital

Lisbon, Portugal — 18 March 2019: Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress.1 The set-up is so effective that it has won reimbursement from the national health system. Study author Dr Mateusz Tajstra,…

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New practice corrects pump function in heart failure

Lisbon, Portugal — 18 March 2019: Late-breaking results from the ElectroCRT trial presented today at EHRA 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress, pave the way for a new standard of care to improve the heart’s pump function in selected patients with heart failure. Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), or biventricular pacing, is used to…

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Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. A new report shows which cosmetic procedures were most popular in 2018. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.…

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All the Crime, All the Time: How Citizen Works

Open Citizen and you will see a familiar blue location dot — that’s you! — surrounded by other, often larger dots, in red and yellow. Each represents an incident, either of the “Recent” or “Trending” variety, that has recently been reported in your proximity, and that may even be unfolding at the very moment. A Thursday…

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Medical News Today: Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease

According to a small pilot study, moisturizing our skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Aging skin may play a role in driving chronic disease. The skin is our largest organ. One of its primary functions, of course, is to protect our…

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Allison Leifer, Marc Zivotovsky

Allison Rachel Leifer and Marc Phillip Zivotovsky were married March 16 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Cantor Bruce Halev officiated. Mrs. Zivotovsky, 30, is a digital director in the merchandising department at Macy’s in New York. She graduated from Emory University. She is a daughter of Dr. Deena Harris and Dr. Andrew Leifer of…

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Kathryn Smith, William Korengold

Kathryn Vinsant Smith and William McKendree Korengold were married March 16 at the St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. The Rev. Donald Frampton, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. The couple met in 2011 at a Halloween party at Trinity College, from which they graduated. Ms. Smith, 29, is an account manager for…

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