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Updated heart disease prevention guidelines for women focus more on ‘real-world’...

Practical medical advice that works in the "real world" may more effectively prevent cardiovascular disease in women than recommendations based only on findings in clinical research settings, according to the 2011 update to the American Heart Associ...

Coronary imaging enhances ability to identify plaques likely to cause future...

NEW YORK, NY -- JANUARY 20, 2011 -- Results from the PROSPECT clinical trial shed new light on the types of vulnerable plaque that are most likely to cause sudden, unexpected adverse cardiac events, and on the ability to identify them through imag...

RevaTen platelet-rich plasma shows promise as potential treatment for heart attacks

STANFORD, Calif. -- Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in collaboration with BioParadox, Inc., have published data supporting the use of platelet-rich plasma as a promising biologic treatment for myocardial infarction (heart...

Columbia University uses technological innovation to study bone structure

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center announced today the results of the first study comparing bone structure in Chinese-American women to Caucasian women. The report, just presented at the Orthopaedic ...

Reducing salt in teen diet could have big impact on future...

Cutting back on salt in teenagers' diets by as little as one-half teaspoon, or three grams, a day, could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure by 44 to 63 percent, according to new research presented Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Ameri...

Common for patients to undergo multiple cardiac imaging tests, with high...

Multiple testing with the cardiac diagnostic imaging technique of myocardial perfusion imaging is common, and in many patients is associated with a high cumulative estimated radiation dose, according to a study in the November 17 issue of JAMA. The ...

Early role of mitochondria in AD may help explain limitations to...

(NEW YORK, NY, October 13, 2010) -- Before Alzheimer's patients experience memory loss, the brain's neurons have already suffered harm for years. A new study in mouse models by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has found that ...

First in-human study of robotically assisted PCI system demonstrates safety, feasibility

WASHINGTON, DC -- SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 -- The first in-human study of a robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention system demonstrated that the technique was safe and feasible. The results of the study were presented at the 22nd annual ...

New pathway identified in Parkinson’s through brain imaging

(NEW YORK, NY, September 13, 2010) -- A new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has identified a novel molecular pathway underlying Parkinson's disease and points to existing drugs which may be able to slow progression of ...

Survey of American women finds STD vaccine viewed positively

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cost but not convenience plays a significant role in attitudes about vaccination for common human papillomaviruses for women over the age of 26, according to the authors of a recent article in the journal Sexual Health. Currently, ...

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