Dog Owners Live Longer

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR November 22, 2017 A Swedish study suggests that owning a dog is linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death. Researchers used demographic data on 3.4 million Swedes ages 40 to 80. In Sweden, all dogs are registered with the Swedish Board of Agriculture and identified by number with an ear tattoo …

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Cardiac Arrest During Sex? Unlikely

Advertisement Despite rumors to the contrary, having sex is rarely a reason for sudden cardiac arrest, a new study reports. Researchers identified 4,525 cardiac arrests in the Portland, Ore., area from 2002 to 2015, for which emergency personnel had recorded detailed information about the circumstances. There were 34 cardiac arrests during sexual activity, 32 men …

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Men More Likely Than Women to Get CPR

Advertisement Outside of hospitals, men are much more likely to get CPR than women, a new study presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Heart Association reports. The findings are important because immediate CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, by a bystander is associated with a doubling of survival in cases of cardiac arrest. …

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Quick 3-Move Cardio Workout from Bob Harper

Skip the treadmill with this quick cardio routine by Bob Harper. Photo: Daily Burn Black Fire This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com. You don’t always need tons of equipment to get a heart-pumping, sweat-dripping workout. And you don’t even need many moves. With a little help from celeb trainer Bob Harper (and his Daily Burn workout program, Black Fire), …

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Home for the Holidays? Here's a Workout You Can Do in Any Living Room

Reebok trainer and Annie Thorisdottir shares some of her favorite at-home workout moves. This article originally appeared on People.com. If you’ve ever found yourself home for the holidays and wondering how you’re going to squeeze in a workout between family visits and Black Friday shopping, you’re in luck. Reebok trainer and eight-time Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Annie …

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Viewpoints: Murkowski Explains Her Opposition To Individual Mandate; Cost-Sharing Burdens

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner: Alaskan Senator Supports Free Choice For Health CareI have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being taxed. …

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Viewpoints: Murkowski Explains Her Opposition To Individual Mandate; Cost-Sharing Burdens

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner: Alaskan Senator Supports Free Choice For Health CareI have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being taxed. …

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Perspectives: Orphan Drug Tax Credit Gives People With Rare Diseases Hope. GOP Plan Could Crush That

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues. Stat: Cutting The Orphan Drug Tax Credit Would Take Away My Day In The SunIn the Republican-led campaign to reform the U.S. tax code, the tax incentive for making orphan drugs is on the chopping block. The House bill eliminates this credit, while the Senate bill decreases it by …

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Perspectives: Orphan Drug Tax Credit Gives People With Rare Diseases Hope. GOP Plan Could Crush That

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues. Stat: Cutting The Orphan Drug Tax Credit Would Take Away My Day In The SunIn the Republican-led campaign to reform the U.S. tax code, the tax incentive for making orphan drugs is on the chopping block. The House bill eliminates this credit, while the Senate bill decreases it by …

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Nursing Home Staff Did Everything Possible To Help Patients After Hurricane, Facility Tells Congress

The letter from Florida’s Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, which is tied to several deaths following Hurricane Irma, says that staff followed proper procedure in handling the crisis, but that they couldn’t overcome the lack of power. The Associated Press: Nursing Home Tells Congress Irma Deaths Not Staff’s FaultA Florida nursing home under investigation for …

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Nursing Home Staff Did Everything Possible To Help Patients After Hurricane, Facility Tells Congress

The letter from Florida’s Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, which is tied to several deaths following Hurricane Irma, says that staff followed proper procedure in handling the crisis, but that they couldn’t overcome the lack of power. The Associated Press: Nursing Home Tells Congress Irma Deaths Not Staff’s FaultA Florida nursing home under investigation for …

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Alex Azar Is Just Latest In List Of People Tied To Industry Filling Trump’s Top Health Spots

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing. Stat: He Rails Against The Drug Industry. But Trump Is Turning To Its Ranks To Fill His AdministrationPresident Trump has vilified the pharmaceutical industry and made bold promises to lower prescription drug prices. But when it comes to staffing the health care agencies empowered to oversee …

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Alex Azar Is Just Latest In List Of People Tied To Industry Filling Trump’s Top Health Spots

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing. Stat: He Rails Against The Drug Industry. But Trump Is Turning To Its Ranks To Fill His AdministrationPresident Trump has vilified the pharmaceutical industry and made bold promises to lower prescription drug prices. But when it comes to staffing the health care agencies empowered to oversee …

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State Highlights: Ohio Lawmaker Offers Price Transparency Bill; Workers Fired Over Refusal To Get Flu Shot

Media outlets report on news from Ohio, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Illinois and California. The Columbus Dispatch: Doctors Back New Ohio Health-Care Price Transparency BillAs Ohio’s health-care price transparency law remains tied up in court by Ohio hospitals and others, one of the legislature’s few doctors has introduced a replacement proposal backed by the …

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