Think F.A.S.T. to spot signs of stroke

According to researchers at the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting approximately 800,000 people each year. What’s scary is that a recent survey by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association found 35% of American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or "mini" stroke, but did not seek help. A person who has had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn’t. Research also shows women are more likely than men to have a stroke.

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October Medical e-News - 2017

Get the latest news and updates from this month's medical e-news.

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What Do You Want to Watch? Weather, Sports, Movies…CPR?

The first commercially licensed American television channel, station WRGB, began broadcasting on July 2, 1928. Since then, the number of TV channels in the U.S. has ballooned to almost 2,000. There are all kinds of TV channels: weather channels, sports channels, movie channels, and more. But there is no cardiopulmonary resucitation (CPR) channel – yet. Why would we need a CPR channel in America? Because America is in the midst of an epidemic of futile CPR. Because patients and families who call for uncalled-for CPR very often don’t know for what they are calling. Because there is good CPR and there is bad CPR: CPR that can help and CPR that can harm.

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A real dogsbody! Dog helps wheelchair bound teenager with 100 vital tasks including getting her ...

She was forced to leave school for home education aged 13 after developing postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), a rare heart condition, ...

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Don't Write Off These Symptoms As "Just Anxiety"

Dysautonomia refers to a group of disorders that affect a person's ... of the most common forms is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome aka POTS, ...

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The POTsies

Harten and Kulp are two of nearly 3 million Americans who live with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome -- commonly referred to as POTS -- a ...

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Augustheart to offer free heart screenings for teens

Augustheart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to prevent sudden cardiac death in teens by offering screenings

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Don't Write Off These Symptoms As "Just Anxiety"

Since "dysautonomia" is an umbrella term for several different illnesses, its scope is pretty broad, Dr. Grubb says. According to Dysautonomia International, an estimated 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of the disorder. One of the most common forms is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome aka POTS, and the majority of people with POTS are young women, between the ages of 13 and 50, according to a 2014 study. The female to male ratio for POTS is 5 to 1, and an estimated 1 to 3 million adults in the U.S. have it, according to the National Institutes for Health.

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 13 October 2017

The October edition of the Cardiac Rhythm News is here...

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Idaho first responders want your help saving lives. All you’ll need is your phone

When the heart stops, oxygen-rich blood doesn’t get circulated to the brain and body. That’s called sudden cardiac arrest. Without intervention, death occurs within minutes. There were 599 calls to Ada County Dispatch for cardiac arrest between October of 2016 and 2017, data show.

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