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January 16, 2013
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  • Berries may protect women from heart attacks, nurse study finds
    An analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study II involving 93,600 women found that those who ate the most strawberries and blueberries were 32% less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who got fewer servings. Anthocyanins, antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, may boost high-density lipoprotein, or "good" cholesterol, researchers said. The findings appear in the journal Circulation. WebMD (1/14), (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Medical Focus 
  • Chronic lung disease may raise bleeding risk in heart attack patients
    Chronic lung disease patients who had heart attacks had up to a 25% greater risk of bleeding than patients without lung disease who had heart attacks, according to a study involving more than 150,000 patients in the U.S. Researchers also found that CLD patients with a non-elevated ST had a 20% higher risk of dying during hospitalization. The study appeared in the American Heart Journal. (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HHS publishes Affordable Care Act regulations
    HHS released a 474-page document on Monday with proposed regulations regarding Medicaid expansion, state health insurance exchanges and other pieces of the Affordable Care Act. The draft covers the development of systems for helping people find out whether they are eligible for Medicaid or tax credits for health insurance, and for dealing with denials of Medicaid claims. The administration is seeking feedback on the draft. (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • On the Road with ASNC — Providence
    Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 9, to attend ASNC's popular local learning initiative — On the Road with ASNC. The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Providence Marriott Downtown at 1 Orms St. in Providence, R.I. Two physicians from Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, James A. Arrighi, MD, and Brian G. Abbott, MD, will co-chair this program. The preliminary program includes radiation dose in cardiac imaging and stress-only imaging, along with case presentations by cardiology fellows from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. On the Road with ASNC-Providence is offered in cooperation with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Go to to register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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