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Boston Scientific Announces Enrollment Of First Patient In Post-Approval Study For TAXUS Liberte Stent

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced that it has enrolled the first patient in its TAXUS Liberte post-approval study. The study is designed to evaluate real-world clinical outcomes data for the TAXUS® Liberte® Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System in combination with a dual antiplatelet therapy drug regimen that includes aspirin and Effient® , a new antiplatelet medication. Co-sponsors of the study include Eli Lilly and Company and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., manufacturers of Effient, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first patient was enrolled by Joel Cohn, M.D., F.

Running Routines to Lose Weight

Running is an excellent way to lose weight. This is a well known fact and it's no wonder that millions of people run in order to shed some excess pounds. Yet, not all running is equal. There are more and less effective ways to do it. Naturally, any running is better than none and I applaud you for any workouts that you do as they show how determined you are to lose weight and look better. However, in order to get the best results in the shortest time possible some knowledge is required. Mainly, you need to know how to run to burn the most calories. What are some of the best running routines to lose weight? Here are some suggestions: 1. Each workout should last at least 15 minutes to burn a sufficient number of calories.

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Link Between Cardiac Deaths, Holidays Is Focus Of Podcast

Research has found that heart attacks peak during the winter months, and the prevailing hypothesis has been that cold temperatures stress the heart. But in 2004, researchers analyzed 12 years of Los Angeles County death certificates and found that heart attack deaths also rise in the balmy Los Angeles winters. What's more, cardiac deaths peak on Christmas and New Year's Day in L.A. County. Could it be that the weather is not the most important factor behind the seasonal increase in heart attacks? Cardiologist Robert Kloner discusses his research in Episode 28 of the podcast, Life Lines. You can find that episode here. Dr. Kloner and his colleagues found that cardiac deaths in Los Angeles County rose 33% during the months of November through January and peaked on Christmas and New Year's Day.

Treadmill Running Workouts - Why Rate of Perceived Exertion is Key

If you're using a treadmill exercise program as part of your overall fitness routine, it's important to make your workouts as effective as possible. You should be aware of a concept known as rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and how it relates to your optimal performance. Here's a quick overview about rate of perceived exertion and how it relates to treadmill workout programs. What Is Rate Of Perceived Exertion? Rate of perceived exertion (RPE) is normally used in group fitness sessions like indoor cycling and treadmill classes. Rather than telling all participants to run at a certain speed, for example, a self check mechanism of sorts is used to educate participants about effort level.

Children's Food Marketing Misleads Parents Says British Heart Charity

A new report from a British heart charity claims that 90 per cent of parents are being deceived by manufacturers who use misleading tactics to market children's foods in a way that implies they are healthy when they are really loaded with fat, salt and sugar. These are the findings of a new survey from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) released this week. The BHF survey revisits its report from December 2008, titled How parents are being misled, when it first reviewed what mums and dads thought about various health claims made by manufacturers of children's food sold in the UK. The latest survey asks parents what they thought about claims like "free from artificial colours and preservatives" and "a source of calcium, iron and six vitamins" and shows how the majority of parents in the UK believe such claims indicate that a product is likely to be healthy.

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Treadmill Workout Programs - 30 Minute Interval Workout

Are you using a treadmill as part of your overall fitness regimen? If so, you likely understand the importance of changing your treadmill workouts around from time to time. Doing the exact same workout week after week will stall your progress, and it's likely you'll get bored. Let's take a look at a challenging 30 minute interval workout to shake up your fitness routine. This workout is equally effective for runners or walkers, and can be adapted to just about any fitness level. Warm up and recovery time is built in, along with a little optional incline work. Here's the plan: First 5 Minutes: Warm up at 1% incline (all inclines are optional).

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