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Walking groups produced wide-ranging benefits

January 25, 2015

Individuals who participated in outdoor walking groups had reductions in BP, resting heart rate, total cholesterol, BMI, risk for depression and other health benefits, according to data published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

“With low levels of attrition, high levels of adherence and virtually no adverse effects, this study suggests that walking groups could be a practicable intervention, acceptable to patients as a line of treatment with potential for both physiological and psychological health benefits,” researchers wrote.

In the Journals

Emotions expressed on Twitter may predict CV risk in communities

January 24, 2015
A new study suggested that it may be feasible to capture community psychological characteristics through social media. Further, these characteristics appear to be strong…
In the Journals

Impact of residential segregation on CV risk varied by race, ethnicity

January 23, 2015
The association between residential segregation and CV risk varied by race or ethnicity, according to new findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis…
In the Journals

THUNDER: Benefit of paclitaxel-coated balloon maintained at 5 years

January 23, 2015
Use of a paclitaxel-coated balloon was associated with reduced late lumen loss, binary stenosis and target lesion revascularization at 5-year follow-up.Researchers for…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 3

January 23, 2015
Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena

Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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