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March 28, 2013
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News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

  Heart Health News 
  • Which whole-grain labels should you watch for?
    A number of product stamps are used to identify heart-healthy whole-grain foods, but researchers from Harvard University, who examined labels on 545 products, determined the best comes from the American Heart Association, which requires a ratio of no more than 10 parts carbohydrate content to 1 part fiber. USDA recommends eating three or more servings of whole-grain products each day. United Press International (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GLP-1 inhibitors may curb heart failure risk in diabetes
    Diabetes patients taking GLP-1 inhibitors were 41% less likely to develop heart failure compared with those on other glucose-lowering medications, a study indicated. Researchers also found the patients on GLP-1 inhibitors had a 44% lower risk of all-cause hospitalization and an 80% lower risk of all-cause mortality than those not on such medications. The findings were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing in the News 
  • Neb. nurses take heart disease prevention to rural farmers
    Public health nurses with the Heart to Heart campaign in Nebraska are taking cardiovascular disease prevention directly to farmers by going to agricultural meetings and feed and supply stores to talk about getting tested. "We want them to be aware of their numbers, set goals and make lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems," said Sarah Reigle, a nurse with the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. The Norfolk Daily News (Neb.) (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PCNA Update 
  • Act now! Annual Symposium early bird registration ends in 8 days!
    Register for the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium by April 5 to receive early bird rates. PCNA's Annual Symposium is your source for cutting-edge information, best practices, and national guidelines in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. Join fellow nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and other cardiovascular health care professionals at the premier cardiovascular nursing conference of 2013. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PCNA Prevention Challenge ends Monday
    PCNA is challenging hospitals and organizations to spread awareness about heart disease prevention by hosting a Prevention Challenge for your employees or members. Participating organizations have the option to submit your Prevention Challenge to PCNA for a chance to win a $5,000 award to fund your healthy lifestyle or wellness program. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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