Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free

Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Genetic testing could help better guide doctors’ use of warfarin, new research suggests. The blood-thinning medication is widely used to prevent stroke and heart attack in people with irregular heartbeats. Warfarin is a popular medication, but […]

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Dollar pressured, shares supported by Bernanke comments

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar was under pressure but global shares found support on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the Fed’s commitment to easy policy, cementing expectations its stimulus will stay for the rest of year. Chinese policymakers set the yuan’s midpoint at the highest level since the 2005 […]

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Buy one iPad headrest mount, get a second one free

Buy one iPad headrest mount, get a second one free! (Credit: TFY) iPads are great for car travel, especially those lucky buggers in the back seat who get to kick back and watch movies the whole trip while Dad fights traffic and has to listen to whatever’s on the radio. (What, me bitter?) Of course, […]

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Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Hospitalizations for the most common form of irregular heartbeat nearly doubled between 1998 and 2010, and are expected to continue to soar during the current decade, researchers say. Ultimately, hospital treatment of atrial fibrillation could […]

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Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?

Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) — People routinely get vaccinations to ward off the flu or prevent infectious diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Could there be a vaccine in the future that would prevent a heart attack? Two animal studies suggest […]

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Affordable Care QA: Can Web Site Be Fixed in Time?

continued… Anything more ambitious, such as a new, national “risk pool” similar to the temporary coverage given those with existing illness starting in 2010, would probably require Congress to pass a new legislation. “Since Congress can’t agree on big things like debt ceilings and a budget,” said Copeland, “I don’t know how this is going […]

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Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study

Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) — Women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant, Danish researchers report. Whether this trend is because asthma has a direct biological effect on fertility or because having asthma reduces the frequency of intercourse […]

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$174K-Per-Year Congressmen Will Get Special Obamacare Subsidy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). (AP) (CNSNews.com) – Under Obamacare — as it is being implemented under a regulation issued by the White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) — a middle-aged member of Congress who earns an annual […]

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