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  • Back from the dead, thanks be to God.

    12/31/2018 10:22:48 AM PST · by JimRed · 31 replies
    self in FR | 12/31/2018 | JimRed
    From my FReeper profile, with the latest update: Heart attack survivor end of June 2011, stented, finished cardiac rehab and back to playing B'ball. Update: My cardiologist ordered me to have a follow-up stress test in May '17. The display showed an anomaly, so he recommended a catheterization procedure in July. The stent was blocked and other blockage was found and fixed. God has been better to me than I deserve. If you have not done so, HAVE A STRESS TEST. I had no symptoms like weakness or shortness of breath, playing ball 2-4 times a week and running a...
  • These 10 Clean Eats Will Unclog and Protect Your Arteries

    12/18/2018 11:02:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 178 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 Updated: December 17, 2018 | By Tiffany La Forge, Healthline
    Avocados are a delicious, rich fruit and a great way to treat your heart—and your taste buds. (Lisa Fotios/Pexels) ========================================================= Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. An estimated 44 million U.S. women are affected by cardiovascular disease, causing 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. One of the most common forms of heart disease is coronary artery disease which occurs when a buildup of plaque narrows artery walls and restricts proper blood flow to the heart and can lead to a heart attack. Coronary artery disease can be treated or prevented through...
  • Southwest Flight Returns to Airport After Human Heart Discovered on Board

    12/13/2018 11:35:58 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 70 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 12/13/18 | AP
    <p>SEATTLE -- Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left on board.</p> <p>The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back.</p>
  • Baboons Survive for Half a Year after Heart Transplants from Pigs

    12/06/2018 12:37:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | December 5, 2018 | By Angus Chen
    Baboons can stand in for humans during cross-species transplantation studies. Now, for the first time, researchers have kept baboons alive and healthy for up to six months on transplanted pig hearts. Credit: Paul A. Sounders ========================================================================= In four adjacent enclosures transplantation researcher Bruno Reichart kept four happy baboons. “They can hop around, eat, drink and they are enjoying life,” he says. “They watch TV—their favorite is the cartoon with the chipmunk.” Most importantly, he says, they were healthy and normal—which is astonishing, given the fact that the hearts beating life in their chests were anything but normal for a baboon....

    11/08/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 11/07/18 | SHANE CROUCHER
    **SNIP** “Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi, 78, said at the election night party in Washington D.C. “It’s about stopping the GOP and Mike—Mitch—McConnell’s assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the health care of 130 million Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions.” Then, raising her fist in the air, Pelosi declared: “Let’s hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions!”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Octave/Assumption; Comm. Ss Timothy/Hippolytus/Symphorian/Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/21/2018 9:12:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    The Octave of the Assumption (The Immaculate Heart of Mary);Commemoration of Saints Timothy, Hippolytus, and Symphorian, Martyrs White Double of the Second Class HE ALONE WHO COULD UNDERSTAND Mary’s holiness could appreciate her glory. But Wisdom, who presided over the formation of the abyss, has not revealed to us the depth of that ocean, beside which all the virtues of the just and all the graces lavished upon them are but streamlets. Nevertheless, the immensity of grace and merit, whereby the Blessed Virgin’s supernatural perfection stands quite apart from all others, gives us a right to conclude that she...
  • Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

    07/10/2018 9:49:22 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies ^ | 7-9-18 | Gina Kolata
    Early one Saturday morning in March 2015, the hospital got a call from a hospital in Maine. Doctors there wanted to transfer to Boston Children’s a newborn baby boy whose heart had been deprived of oxygen during surgery to fix a congenital defect. (Snip)He injected 1 billion mitochondria, in about a quarter of a teaspoon of fluid. Within two days, the baby had a normal heart, strong and beating quickly. “It was amazing,” Emani said.
  • Researchers Say Drinking 4 Cups Of Strong Coffee A Day Is Heart Healthy

    06/22/2018 8:23:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    CBS PHILLY 3 ^ | 22 JUNE 2018 | CBS PHILLY 3
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? If it’s more than one, you may become a healthier you. German researchers say four cups of strong coffee a day could trigger a process that helps prevent heart attacks.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday after Octave/Corpus Christi: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Gueranger)

    06/07/2018 9:13:01 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class (with privileged Octave of the Third Order) A NEW RAY OF LIGHT shines today in the heaven of holy Church, and its light brings warmth. The divine Master given to us by our Redeemer, that is, the Paraclete Spirit, who has come down into this world, continues his teachings to us, in the sacred Liturgy. The earliest of these his divine teachings was the mystery of the Trinity; and we have worshipped the Blessed Three: we have been taught who God is, we know him in his own nature, we have been admitted,...
  • Brother Died Yesterday, Get a Heart Scan

    06/07/2018 2:14:13 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 103 replies
    No, this is not a boo-hoo thread. This is a thread to provide a little advice that may save your life. My brother died suddenly of a massive heart attack yesterday at age 65. He had no known heart issues and was under doctor's care at the time. He thought he had taken care of himself. He obviously hadn't. Two things that anyone should try to obtain: An EKG, and most importantly, a heart image scan. The heart scan is also known as a Calcium Heart Score and costs about $99. The heart scan takes about 5 minutes and produces...
  • The cancer-preventing pizza: Italian scientists use Mediterranean vegetables

    06/04/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Published: 05:42 EDT, 4 June 2018 | Updated: 09:52 EDT, 4 June 2018 | By Sam Blanchard
    Scientists and chefs in Italy say they have made a pizza which prevents cancer and heart disease. The Pizza Pascalina, designed by scientists in Naples, has been called 'the pizza that extends life' and an 'anti-tumour' pizza. The Pascalina is packed with ingredients from the Mediterranean diet which are known to have health benefits. Neither cheese nor meat feature on the dish; its toppings include tomatoes, olives and rapini – a type of broccoli. It will be on sale at the Napoli Pizza Village, a pizza festival in Naples this week. Scientists from the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Naples –...
  • Golden casket containing heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany rescued from thieves

    04/25/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies ^ | April 25, 2018
    A priceless 16th-century casket containing the embalmed heart of a French queen consort has been found after it was snatched by thieves earlier this month. The theft of the 500g solid golden box containing Anne of Brittany's heart had fuelled fears the relic would be melted just for its weight in gold. The casket was taken along with other relics after robbers reportedly broke in through a window of the Thomas-Dobree museum in the western French city of Nantes. French police arrested two men who then led them to the buried haul on Saturday. Anne of Brittany was born in...
  • Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? Experts Share Their Nutrition Advice for Runners

    04/18/2018 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2018 | Daniel Kunitz
    You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out. While runners do tend to be much healthier than the general population, with lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, that’s largely due to a healthy diet rather than running regularly, says Sara Mahoney, Ph.D., chair of the department of exercise science at Bellarmine University. In...
  • Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" Covered by Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson

    03/16/2018 8:42:20 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2012 | Heart
    Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart perform a triumphant "Stairway to Heaven" as a tribute to 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees Led Zeppelin.
  • At the Heart of Lent

    03/02/2018 9:03:13 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | March 2, 2018 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! (Ps. 119:11) Years ago, I heard a statement from an American monk: “The contemplative need go no further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” It struck me as true then and has only seemed more so as the years have passed. At the time (not long after the Vietnam War) this monastic was remarking on the many young people whom they had visiting his monastery who were “so deeply angry about peace.” The statement echoed an experience...
  • New technology at UNM medical center combines pacemaker, defibrillator

    01/20/2018 10:02:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 20, 2018 | Emily Jaceks
    It's one of the most serious conditions, and a costly one for patients. Heart failure happens when the heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen to the body, leaving those who suffer feeling absolutely terrible. “Well I did feel a bit tired, you know, fatigued when I did do things," Lawrence Longo said. New technology at UNM medical center combines pacemaker, defibrillator Longo says he's been through it all; the weight gain due to fluid retention, the shortness of breath, days when he said he felt like dying. He had a pacemaker installed, but it wasn't helping. So doctors recommended...
  • You’re Over 75, and You’re Healthy. Why Are You Taking a Statin?

    01/06/2018 6:40:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 5, 2018 | Paula Span
    Should a 76-year-old who doesn’t have heart disease, but does have certain risk factors for developing it, take a statin to ward off heart attacks or strokes? You’d think we’d have a solid answer to this question. These widely prescribed medications lower cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular disease, the nation’s most common killer, and get much of the credit for the nation’s plummeting rates of heart attacks and strokes. When they entered common use in the 1990s, “it was very exciting,” said Dr. Ariela Orkaby, a geriatrician at the Harvard Medical School and lead author of a new study on statins...
  • TAVR compared to SAVR in intermediate risk patients with aortic stenosis

    12/02/2017 9:01:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 22 replies
    News Medical Life Sciences ^ | November 1, 2017 | Dr. David J. Cohen
    Analysis of the PARTNER 2A trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry found transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be highly cost-effective compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in intermediate surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis. Findings were reported today at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Researchers led by Dr. David J. Cohen (Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO) used data from the PARTNER 2A randomized trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry...
  • HEALTHHEARTHow An Apple Watch Saved This Man From a Life-Threatening Blood Clot

    10/17/2017 4:33:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mens' Health ^ | October 16, 2017 | BY ALISA HRUSTIC
    After James Green realized that his heart rate was consistently spiking, he knew something was wrong PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TWITTER/JAMESTGREEN Your health tracker may not always be perfect—but for 28-year-old James Green of Brooklyn, New York, receiving a simple alert from his Apple Watch saved his life.Green tweeted on Friday that HeartWatch, one of the Apple Watch’s health sensors, measured his heart rate at consistently above his resting rate of 54, even though he was just sitting at his desk. Turns out those spikes were signaling a pulmonary embolism, his doctors told him after he made his way to the...
  • Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

    09/05/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/4/17 | Ian Sample
    Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way. If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever...