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4 Good Cholesterol Foods That Will Help You Balance Your LDL and HDL Levels

There are many good cholesterol foods you can eat! If your doctor has just told you that your cholesterol is high, I know you must be frustrated right now. It can be very difficult knowing that your cholesterol is high. It seems like everything that tastes good has high cholesterol! The truth is that you can still eat healthy and eat foods that are delicious! We are going to review several foods you need to eat regularly to help you lower your cholesterol. 4 Foods for Lowering Cholesterol 1. Walnuts: Did you know walnuts are good for your cholesterol? Most people do not realize all of the health benefits of walnuts. It is true that nuts are high in fat;

Seven Signs That May Warn Of A Rare Heart Condition

As Americans look to keep their fitness resolutions and increase their physical activity, Dr. Bing Liem, cardiologist and electrophysiologist at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., is hoping to raise awareness of a critical but rare heart condition: congenital malformations of the heart or vascular system, which is to blame for the majority of sudden cardiac deaths in athletes under the age of 40. "It's always heart-wrenching to hear news of a young athlete, at the zenith of fitness, dying suddenly on the sports field, " said Dr. Liem, who estimates that up to one in 500 people have inherited heart disease that may predispose them to sudden death.

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Conquering Daily Cholesterol Intake Adjustments Can Come With Some Unforeseen Challenges

For most people it is no easy task to keep daily cholesterol intake in a healthy range and for that matter resist that last minute temptation that can ruin a whole day of dietary discipline. I faced one of these challenges myself a few days ago and would enjoy sharing with you if you have a couple of minutes. It was a weekend night and as usually my wife and I were out to dinner at our favorite restaurant. Most of the servers know us, since we have been going there for years, and have given up on asking us whether we would like to order a high saturated fat desert. Well, maybe they don't mention saturated fat, but you get the picture. But last week we had a very young new server who insisted on showing us their new low fat dessert.

Dementia Costs UK More Than Cancer But Gets Less Research Funding, Report

A new report reveals that the burden of dementia on the UK economy is twice that of cancer, yet dementia research receives one twenty sixth of the money that goes to studying cancer, agreeing with previous studies that concluded dementia research is severely underfunded. The UK's leading research charity for dementia, the Alzheimer's Research Trust, commissioned the University of Oxford to produce the report, "Dementia 2010". The charity's Chief Executive, Rebecca Wood, told the press that: "The true impact of dementia has been ignored for too long. The UK's dementia crisis is worse than we feared." "This report shows that dementia is the greatest medical challenge of the 21st century, " said Wood.

Hospitals Report Low Compliance With Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines, Australia

Many hospitals are not complying with national guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery, particularly those regarding the duration of antibiotic administration, according to the results of research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr Timothy Haydon, an intensivist at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, and his co-authors conducted two point-prevalence surveys of intensive care units in 24 public and 27 private hospitals performing cardiac surgery in Australia in 2004 and 2008. The surveys showed that the use of antibiotic prophylaxis protocols for cardiac surgery patients increased from 50 per cent of private hospitals in 2004 to 69 per cent in 2008, and from 58 per cent of public hospitals in 2004 to 87 per cent in 2008.

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Lower Risk Using Radial Access For Cardiac Catheterizations

Cardiac catheterizations have been a groundbreaking tool in the field of cardiology. This procedure offers a minimally invasive means for obtaining important information about the heart and its blood vessels, while also providing a less invasive treatment for certain heart conditions. "A cardiac catheterization is a very important test that allows interventional cardiologists to see the heart as it pumps blood. The information gathered during this procedure cannot be collected by any other means, " said Interventional Cardiologist Kimberly Skelding, M.D., Director of Geisinger's Women's Heart and Vascular Health Program and Director of Cardiovascular Genomics and Cardiovascular Research at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research.

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