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High Resting Heart Rate May Shorten Life
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
A direct link between heart rate at rest and risk of death in people with stable heart disease has been found in a study. Heart rates greater than 78 had a 39% increased risk of suffering a major vascular event, a 77% increased risk of cardiovascular disease death, and a 65% increased risk of all-cause death.

Acetaminophen Can Increase Blood Pressure
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
This study demonstrates for the first time that acetaminophen induces a significant increase in ambulatory blood pressure in patients with coronary artery disease.

CDC: Diabetes Cases Could Triple by 2050
Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Older, more diverse population and longer lifespans contribute to increase.

CDC: 1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes by 2050
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010
As many as 1 in 3 American adults could have diabetes by the year 2050, according to a new analysis released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control. That would be sharp rise from one in 10 adults now currently living with the disease.

Hypoglycemia a Marker of Poor Diabetes Outcomes
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010
vere hypoglycemia in Type 2 diabetes appears to be associated with an increased risk of vascular complications three times the risk of death, researchers have found.

Office Blood Pressure Readings Result in Incorrect Diagnoses & Treatment Changes 81% of the Time
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010
Blood pressure readings taken in clinical settings may lead to inaccurate diagnoses as much as 81% of the time, according to research presented at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2010 Scientific Assembly.

Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect against Heart Disease in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists from the Deptartment of Biological Science and Technology, China Medical University, Taiwan, have concluded in a new study. The report also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy.

EASD: Frequent Hypoglycemia Key in Cardiac Risk
Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2010
Patients with Type 1 diabetes who have repeated episodes of hypoglycemia appear to be at risk for early signs of atherosclerosis, researchers said.

New First in Class Type 2 Diabetes Drug Cycloset® Launches November
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
VeroScience announced that they have entered into a distribution and license agreement granting Santarus exclusive rights to manufacture and commercialize Cycloset®, which has been approved by the FDA as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes both as mono-therapy and in combination with other oral antidiabetic agents.

Reducing the Risk of CVD in Patients with Periodontitis
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
More evidence for dentists being part of the diabetes team: cardiologists and other physicians who manage patients with CVD should collaborate with dentists to moderate cardiovascular risk in patients who also suffer from periodontitis.

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