Today's Health News

Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Failure Hospitalization

Risk for heart failure hospitalization in postmenopausal women increased with sitting, sedentary behavior

Atrial Pathophysiology Differs in Black, White Stroke Patients

Black race associated with smaller left atrial diameter, greater P-wave terminal force in ECG lead V1

Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Events High in Many T2DM Patients

More than one-third of T2DM patients without established cardiovascular disease had very high risk for CV events

Statin Use for Primary Prevention of CVD Lower for Sexual Minorities

Lesbian, gay, bisexual population less likely to use statins in analyses adjusted for covariates

AMA Pushes for Widespread Telehealth Adoption

American Medical Association House of Delegates will advocate for equitable and accessible telehealth post-COVID-19

Female Doctors Less Likely to Be Promoted to Upper Faculty Ranks

Sex differences in promotions and appointments did not diminish over time and were not smaller in later cohorts

Women at Increased Risk for Heart Failure, Death After MI

Women had higher unadjusted rate of in-hospital mortality than men after first-time STEMI, NSTEMI

Green Mediterranean Diet May Be Even Healthier

Decrease in waist circumference greater than with traditional Mediterranean diet or healthy dietary guidance

Industry Payments Consistently Linked to Physician Prescribing

Thirty of 36 studies identified a positive association between payments and prescribing in all analyses