Today's Health News

Healthy Lifestyle Can Further Lower Risk for Death in Former Smokers

Higher total healthy lifestyle adherence cuts all-cause, cancer, cardiovascular, and respiratory-related mortality

Quality of YouTube Medical Videos Often Poor for Patient Education

Quality of YouTube videos for patients considering an implantable cardioverter defibrillator found to be highly variable, poor overall

New-Onset A-Fib Profiled in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19

New-onset atrial fibrillation identified in about one in 20 patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Sudden Cardiac Death in HCM Often Preceded by Symptoms

A sizable number of cases had a known cardiac disorder before sudden cardiac death with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

FDA will research and propose standardized nutritional labeling system, which could include star ratings or traffic light images

Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger by 2030

Announcement came as Biden hosts a conference this week on hunger, nutrition, and health, the first held by the White House since 1969

Home-Based Palliative Care for Heart Failure May Cut Risk for Dying in Hospital

Additional benefits seen for patients with heart failure include higher rates of clinician home visits, more days spent at home

History of GDM Tied to Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Disease Risk

Increase in risk lessened, but still statistically significant for women who did not go on to develop subsequent overt diabetes

High BP Tied to One in Eight Emergency Visits for Cardiovascular Issues

Top cardiovascular-related diagnoses seen in the emergency department differ between men and women

Allostatic Load May Affect Woman’s Ability to Conceive

Higher allostatic load score, indicating greater levels of chronic psychosocial stress, linked to lower fecundability