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Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have the potential to reduce heart disease in people with obstructive sleep apnea regardless of CPAP use, suggests a new study from Columbia University.
After a sudden medical scare, many people develop a fear of health care and are afraid to adopt new health habits. The Center for Fearless Behavior Change is testing ways to help.
A new device that calms overactive kidney nerves with ultrasound consistently lowered blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, Columbia researchers found.
You don’t need medical training to use a defibrillator and save a life. You just need to know where to find a defibrillator.
- March 20, 2013
CUMC nutritionist Wahida Karmally offers tips for people interested in trying a Mediterranean-style diet.
- March 18, 2013
Study finds tiny, targeted drug particles may be effective in treating chronic diseases
Source:The New York TimesMarch 14, 2013
A history of breast irradiation should be added to the list of heart disease risk factors, and taken into consideration by doctors treating such patients, said CUMC's Lori Mosca.
- March 7, 2013
A clinical trial, led by CUMC's Dr. Karina Davidson, found that treating heart disease patients for symptoms of depression is effective and may provide long-term cost-savings.
- February 26, 2013
Columbia researchers found that not all hostility, but only hostility that can be detected by others, is a risk factor for heart disease.
- February 20, 2013
Omega-3 lipid emulsions protect brain after stroke in mouse study
- February 12, 2013
Counter to prevailing notions, researchers found that “living in the barrio or ethnically dense communities isn’t always bad for your health."
- February 6, 2013
Women with the greatest risk of having a heart attack know the least about heart attack symptoms, according to a new study.
- February 1, 2013
Experts in behavioral medicine at P&S searched the literature to uncover what is really known about stress and heart disease.
- December 21, 2012
New study may help inform the design of anti-atherosclerosis vaccines