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  • Excessive Vitamin D Intake May Elevate A Fib Risk

    02/04/2012 12:51:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 11/29/11 | MITCHEL L. ZOLER
    ORLANDO – People with an excessive blood level of vitamin D from overdosing with supplements had a 2.5-fold increased incidence of atrial fibrillation(A Fib), based on a study of 132,000 residents of Utah and southeastern Idaho. The finding "suggests the need for caution with vitamin D supplementation and the need for careful assessment of serum levels if high doses [of vitamin D] are used," Megan B. Smith said at the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association. The finding also suggests that patients identified with new-onset atrial fibrillation should be evaluated for a possible extremely high vitamin D level,...
  • Barry Manilow on Ron Paul: "I agree with just about everything he says"

    09/15/2011 12:45:10 PM PDT · by martosko · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Grammy award-winning musician Barry Manilow told The Daily Caller that he agrees with “just about everything” 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul says, calling him a “solid” contender for the highest office in the land. “I like him. I like what he says, I do. I like what he says. I think he’s solid,” said Manilow, who confirmed to TheDC in an interview at the Capitol on Thursday that he contributed to Paul’s last campaign for president. “I agree with just about everything he says. What can I tell you?” Manilow added.
  • Diabetes May Affect Women's Heart Rhythm

    09/29/2009 5:02:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 374+ views
    WebMD ^ | Sept. 28, 2009 | Miranda Hitti
    Study: Women With Diabetes May Be 26% More Likely Than Other Women to Develop Atrial Fibrillation Reviewed By Laura J. Martin, MDWomen with diabetes may be 26% more likely than other women to develop a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation.Researchers report that news in the October edition of Diabetes Care.Data came from more than 34,000 adults who got their health care through Kaiser Permanente Northwest. The group included 17,000 diabetes patients.When the study started, atrial fibrillation was more common in diabetes patients than in people without diabetes, affecting 3.6% of the diabetes patients, compared to 2.5% of those without...
  • Pellets likely to stay in man Cheney shot

    02/15/2006 1:17:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 834+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 14, 2006 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    AP SCIENCE WRITER WASHINGTON -- Despite the heart problem of the man wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney, doctors say removing the shotgun pellet from his chest probably won't be necessary - and digging it out could do more harm than good. It's not unusual to live with shrapnel or other foreign objects in the body, even the heart, and specialists said it's likely the pellet will scar over rapidly without causing further problems for Texas lawyer Harry Whittington. Hospital officials in Corpus Christi announced Tuesday that Whittington had suffered a "minor heart attack" and was returned to the intensive...
  • ZOT! Bad News: Our President, George W. Bush, May Have Health Problems

    12/31/2004 8:21:37 PM PST · by Mr. Seek · 100 replies · 19,999+ views
    President George W. Bush apparently is using a LifeVest wearable defibrillator. This would mean he is at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or sudden cardiac death (SCD). The LiveVest is a wearable version of "the paddles" you have seen in emergency room scenes on TV. He started using it sometime after his January 2002 fainting spell, which was attributed to choking. Photos of Mr. Bush and the device seem to show that this is the mysterious bulge seen on his back in the debates. The first graphic is a back view showing the two large electrodes that are equivalent...