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Changes in Cardiac Structure ID’d in Latinas With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Alterations in cardiac structure and systolic and diastolic dysfunction partially mediated by current hypertension

Smoking Outcomes Worse for Minority Adults Versus White Adults

Despite lower overall smoking rates, minority adults have higher smoking-related health care spending and chronic diseases

Biden Menthol Cigarette Ban Delayed Amid Political Pushback

The delay, which was posted Wednesday, now says officials plan to finalize rules to put the ban in place in March

White House Looks to Curb Big Pharma’s Sky-High Drug Prices

If a drug is too expensive, the Biden administration will use federal law to grant patent licenses to rival pharma companies

Concordant Hypertension Observed in Heterosexual Couples

Increased prevalence of hypertension seen for wives married to husbands with hypertension in U.S., England, China, India

Cardiovascular Benefits Seen With as Few as 2,600 Steps Daily

Additional mortality benefits were found at a moderate-to-high versus low step cadence

Ischemic Strokes Less Severe With Left Atrial Appendage Closure in A-Fib

Ischemic stroke less often disabling or fatal with left atrial appendage closure than direct oral anticoagulant prophylaxis

Earlier Age at Menarche Raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Additionally, among women with diabetes, earlier age at menarche tied to increased stroke risk

Many Patients of Color Expect and Prepare for Unfair Health Care

In a recent survey, 55 percent of Black respondents said they believe they must be careful about their appearance to get fair treatment in doctors' offices

Eli Lilly Says Its New Weight-Loss Drug, Zepbound, Is Now Available

Tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Zepbound, had already been approved by the FDA as a treatment for type 2 diabetes