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Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017

People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study.

“We show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in single households and with a reduced risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death in the general population,” the researchers wrote. “Taken together, we believe our longitudinal population-wide design provides the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”

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Experts: Hypertension guideline sound, but implementation challenges ahead

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hypertension experts interviewed by Cardiology Today praised the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology hypertension…
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Gottlieb sees ‘watershed opportunity’ to shape future of FDA’s regulatory process

November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — When diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at…
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Burnout common in cardiologists, especially women

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In a recent survey, more than one-quarter of U.S. cardiologists reported burnout, with burnout being 29% likely among women, researchers reported…
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