Tailored, earlier heart failure rehab has physical, emotional benefits for patients

An innovative cardiac rehabilitation intervention started earlier and more custom-tailored to the individual improved physical function, frailty, quality-of-life, and depression in hospitalized heart failure patients, compared to traditional rehabilitation programs. Supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National institutes of Health, these new study results were published May 16 in the…

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Multimodal therapy may hold key to treating aggressive childhood cancer

Research led by scientists at Children’s Cancer Institute and published this week in the international journal, Clinical Cancer Research, has found a combination of therapies that appears to be highly effective against high-risk neuroblastoma and other forms of aggressive childhood cancer. Up to half of all cases of neuroblastoma newly diagnosed in children are ‘high-risk’,…

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Novel monoclonal antibody can substantially lower triglycerides in patients with acute pancreatitis

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai. The fully human monoclonal antibody produced sustained reductions in triglyceride levels of up to 82 percent, depending on the patient’s genotype, while also lowering the…

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Plant Wrapper Activity

If you were a school-age kid in the 1980s, there’s a good chance you spent countless hours in the back of class perfecting chains of gum wrappers that once graced all of the Fruit Stripes (and other brands) you had chewed your way through. Kirsten Frits, a reader from Seattle, Wash., suggested revisiting those elementary…

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Learn To Skate This Summer

First came the walks — and then, seemingly all at once, the wheels. Back at the beginning of the pandemic with interminable lockdowns on the horizon, people broke up the monotony of their homestays with short jaunts on foot around the neighborhood just to get some sunlight and fresh air; or, as the writer Ruby…

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Mint Drink Recipes

Mint has a great deal to say. This persistent perennial contributes refreshing coolness to food and drink, often with a bittersweet edge and sometimes spiked with notes of pepper. It’s not subtle like some herbs, and makes its presence known in everything from cocktails to candy, regardless of whether the context is savory or sweet.…

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What is the Future of New York City?

“It’s a ghost town,” former President Donald J. Trump said of New York City last fall during a presidential debate. “It’s dying, everyone’s leaving New York.” He was not the only one who saw all the closed storefronts and empty offices, and wrote it off. “It’s completely dead,” said the self-help author and provocateur James…

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