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A los pacientes que viven con VIH que tienen riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular les puede ser difícil tener cuidados preventivos adecuados

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Rob Quinn sospechó que algo andaba mal cuando empezó a faltarle el aire. A sus cincuenta y tantos años, su salud estaba bastante bien. Pero sabía que los problemas respiratorios podrían ser una seña de enfermedad del corazón. A su padre le había […]

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Heart disease and stroke deaths decline slightly, new statistics find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined slightly, yet both diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the United States, new federal statistics show.

A report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heart disease remains the leading cause […]

¿Qué es una guía de práctica clínica y cómo se elabora?

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Para determinar cómo darle el mejor tratamiento a un paciente, los proveedores de servicios de salud habitualmente consultan documentos llamados guías de práctica clínica.

Ocasionalmente –como se espera que ocurra el lunes, cuando se presentarán la nueva guía de práctica clínica para tratar la […]

More than half of the biggest U.S. cities flunk review of health and well-being policies

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than half of the biggest cities in the U.S. don’t have adequate policies to improve their residents’ health and well-being, according to a recent report by the CityHealth Initiative.

The two-year “gold standard” analysis was commissioned by the de Beaumont Foundation, a private organization devoted […]

Boston knocks tobacco out of the park

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fans will no longer be able to take tobacco out to the ballgame in Boston.

“Today the City of Boston delivered a huge victory for kids by acting to take tobacco out of baseball once and for all,” said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for […]

September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Health, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on Boston knocks tobacco out of the park

Boston mayor proposes smokeless tobacco ban at ballparks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Wednesday a proposal to ban chewing tobacco, snuff and other tobacco products at Fenway Park and other professional and amateur sports venues in the city.

Mayor Walsh will officially file the ordinance with the City Council on Monday. If enacted, […]

August 5th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Boston mayor proposes smokeless tobacco ban at ballparks

Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging

People should understand why a heart-imaging test is needed before undergoing the procedure, including the benefits and risks involved, such as the potential long-term risk from radiation exposure, advises a new scientific statement in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“When medical imaging is being considered, patients should feel very […]

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Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites. While the gender gap may be narrowing, differences by race may be increasing, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“We’ve been targeting traditional risk factors in […]

Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness – thickening of […]