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AARP Magazine Article on Women and Heart Disease

khorvath56
  • By khorvath56 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Great article championed by Noel Bairey Merz MD in AARP Magazine this month. Bringing this issue more into the mainstream is so important. The article mentions that more women than men died of heart diesease ...

Who has the softer heart? What 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl learned ! Must Se

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply February 16, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Who has the softer heart? Get ready for some big surprises! What 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl learned while reporting on the surprising medical differences between males and females "Dr. Doris Taylor of the ...

60 Minutes: Sex matters: Drugs can affect sexes differently! Part 1

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply February 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • What 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl learned while reporting on the surprising medical differences between males and females. First segment in this 3 part episode. http://www.cbsnews.com/60-minutes/ A few 'thriller ...

Happy TGIF. Paula Johnson: His and hers … healthcare

martzj
  • By martzj · Posted January 31, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • About 14 minutes. Fascinating imagery at around 5 minute mark of male vs female way that coronary plaque distributes. In women, often too evenly for cath to pick up. But it is there and just as deadly ...

Nerve pain, I think

gobigred
  • By gobigred · New reply January 27, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I;M ASKING FOR HELP WITH THE NERVE PAIN IN MY CHEST AND TROATH AND ALSO UNDER MY BREASTS. I HAD OPEN HEARTH SURGET 11/11/2012. I'm STILL IN PAIN. WHEN DOES IT STOP? ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATE ...

Fresh/Immediate MI Damage Mitigated: Research

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 4/01/140115143703.htm ...

Heart On A Chip. Good News in Medical Breakthroughs

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Ladies...The future is looking brighter. Tech advances are in the works! This is only one example. Happy holidays everyone!! Talks | TEDx Boston 2013 Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip It's relatively ...

Pradaxa news

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply December 18, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2013/12/a- second-order-cover-up-judge-finds.html ...

Small Vessel Disease

Amberboots
  • By Amberboots · New reply November 24, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • I have recently been told by my cardiologist that he thinks I have Small Vessel Disease. Does anyone know what I can do to improve health outcomes Over the medium term. They have now put me on an Ace ...

Would like opinions on this

Sonyajba
  • By Sonyajba · New reply November 7, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Revisiting the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT) – 1973 to 1984 Using "relative risk statistics" and changing the study's design, the CPPT researchers declared success and the War on Cholesterol ...

Sleep Apnea Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply October 29, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • The key word here is : SUBCLINICAL (!!!) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 3/10/131025091445.htm --------------------- Even people with mild/moderate sleep issues, or seemingly no issues such as ...

Dr. is not always right.

MJW-1
  • By MJW-1 · New reply August 7, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I have had side effects from Beta blockers that I only found out about after a few years and doing research on the internet, when my daughter gave me one for my birthday about 8 years ago. I had trouble ...

Acid Reflux Drug May Cause Heart Disease, Study Suggests

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply August 6, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • CAUTION - PPIs.. This is potentially quite troubling. If you're like me, my doctors told me for several years that I had GERD and it wouldn't hurt to take PPIs INDEFINITELY. I did for YEARS. Oh, it's ...

CPAP helps PTSD..(and heart trauma people?)

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · Posted July 8, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • CPAP Therapy Reduces Nightmares in Veterans With PTSD and Sleep Apnea http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 3/07/130708143317.htm ***************** I'm making a stretch here - but we know (don't we ...

getting off of plavix

judy603
  • By judy603 · New reply July 2, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I have been on plavix for 11 years and scared to get off of it to get much needed dental work done. Has anyone been on plavix and gotten off for dental work and nothing wrong happen to them ...

Cardiac Service Dogs

Tannis
  • By Tannis · New reply June 30, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • A while back I read on here that someone was using a cardiac dog, and I have been trying to find more info on that. Especially where they train them at and how to get ahold of the place that does it ...

face pain

mel123123123
  • By mel123123123 · New reply June 27, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • hey i ma new to this :0 just wondering if any 1 has experienced wat i am haveing 3 weeks ago i had ledt arm pain but my doctor said it was muscle pain . naw i am having left jaw pain but i did put a bud ...

Virginia Maternal Mortality Review Team Reports (VMMR)

martzj
  • By martzj · Posted June 25, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • This is why we have to keep to pressure on when it comes to the complicated life and demands on the FEMALE heart.............. "Cases selected for the focus of this report included women who died from ...

A must watch YouTube: cardiology

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply April 24, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Dr. Eric Topol demonstrates the adaptive devices that function now, coming soon, that monitor you in real-time via your smart phone. Wow, is this going to change medicine! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla ...

It's not the steak, it's the CARNITINE?

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply April 18, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/health /study-points-to-new-culprit-in-heart-di sease.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=0 The researchers had come to believe that what damaged hearts was not just the thick ...

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