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Hospitalizations for heart failure increase CKD patients' risk of kidney failure

Studies needed to determine whether preventive measures could reduce risk.

Being hospitalised for heart failure increases kidney disease patients’ risks of developing kidney failure or dying prematurely, according to a… 330 more words


Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent

The investigation found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk declined.

Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr. 640 more words


Sugar substance "kills" good HDL cholesterol, new research finds

Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that ‘good’ cholesterol is turned “bad” by a sugar-derived substance.

The substance, methylglyoxal – MG -, was found to damage “good” HDL cholesterol, which removes excess levels of bad cholesterol from the body. 375 more words


Case Credit: Hochan Kim

A 71 y/o female presents to the ED with a change of mental status. She lives with her daughter, who tells you the following information: 67 more words


EKG Case 1: Part III

(Case credits: to Ross Simcoe and Travis Maiers)

Suddenly, the patient experiences another syncopal event. You obtain a third and final EKG, which looks like this: 38 more words


August Employee of the Month is a true team player

Deontae Curtis is Boone Hospital Center’s Employee of the Month for August 2014. Click here to nominate someone for Employee of the Month.

One thing Deontae Curtis’s teammates at Boone Hospital Center can agree upon: he is great with his patients on the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery unit. 355 more words

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