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Newswise: 15-Year Study Finds Treatment Gaps Exist for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease; More Consistent Use of Life-Saving Medications Recommended
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    17-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST
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14-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST
Newswise: Omega-3 Continues to Show Protection Against Heart Disease-Related Death, Without Prostate Cancer Risk
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    17-Nov-2019 3:00 PM EST

Omega-3 Continues to Show Protection Against Heart Disease-Related Death, Without Prostate Cancer Risk

Intermountain Healthcare

Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially when it comes to prostate cancer risk and heart health.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 6:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Discover New Mutations in Gene Associated with Disease That Causes Weakening of the Heart
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    17-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST

Researchers Discover New Mutations in Gene Associated with Disease That Causes Weakening of the Heart

Intermountain Healthcare

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body’s needs.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Genetics, Heart Disease, Medical Meetings,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients
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    16-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST

Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Food Science, Health Food, Healthcare, Nutrition, Public Health, Medical Meetings,

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12-Nov-2019 9:40 AM EST
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Newswise: “Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes
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    14-Nov-2019 5:00 AM EST

“Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that simple “nudges” in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients fill that first statin prescription, but also continue to help them take their medications over the long term.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Technology,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Newswise: AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds: Study Finds Promise of Faster Treatment
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    30-Sep-2019 10:30 AM EDT

AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds: Study Finds Promise of Faster Treatment

Intermountain Healthcare

From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Medical Meetings, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases,

Released:
30-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Wrist-Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find
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    29-Sep-2019 6:50 AM EDT

Wrist-Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized six-minute walk distance test, which is usually conducted in a clinical setting.

Channels: Apps, Exercise and Fitness, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Medical Meetings,

Released:
25-Sep-2019 9:15 AM EDT
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Newswise: How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable

How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable

Intermountain Healthcare

"We have a crisis in American healthcare right now," Dr. Harrison said. "Healthcare is unaffordable. The existing healthcare system is oriented toward driving volume. As an industry we do too many things to too many people that they really don't need, which hurts them economically, and sometimes physically. But Intermountain has a great history of innovation and together we can drive change." – Dr. Marc Harrison.

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Released:
18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: New Study Finds Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia Leads to Worse Outcomes

New Study Finds Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia Leads to Worse Outcomes

Intermountain Healthcare

A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare has found that administering broad-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria, to treat patients with pneumonia often does more harm than good.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

Released:
30-Jul-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Newswise: Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies

Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare has earned top accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for ensuring the highest protections for participants in Intermountain clinical research studies.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Patient Safety,

Released:
2-Jul-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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