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Task force challenges some recommendations in updated cholesterol treatment guideline

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes,Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Task Force Challenges Some Recommendations in Updated Cholesterol Treatment Guideline

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes,Show More Summary

ABIM Placates Physician Anti-MOC Sentiment with "Commitments"

3 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

From the 5 Aug 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): "Note: There is evidence that the ABIM has heard the concerns of its diplomats and is acting responsively. In a July 10, 2014 letter to the internal medicine...Show More Summary

Well: Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist

3 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, saw his cholesterol numbers plummet after adopting a vegan diet, and he advises many of his patients to go vegan.

Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

last monthHealth : Healthland

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual’s risk of premature death by about 3 years. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in…

Want to Live Longer? Go for a Run, Says Iowa State Researcher

Need an incentive to go for a run? A new Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found running for just five to 10 minutes a day can significantly reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Running as little as 30 minutes a week reduces your risk of early death

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

"Three's a crowd" by Thomas Rousing, a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. A study released this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that participants who ran less than one hour each week received the same health benefits as people who ran more. Read the rest

Endurance runners more likely to die of heat stroke than heart condition

Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during endurance races in warm climates, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors...Show More Summary

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

last monthHealth : The Chart

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of […]

Study: Heart attacks are deadlier for younger women

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that heart attacks are more fatal for young women than they are for men. Researchers found that from 2001 to 2010, 2 to 3 percent of women between the ages...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - New Guidelines For Doctors To Fight Obesity!

In November 2013, new guidelines were issued by a group of medical organizations that include the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society to fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. DoctorsShow More Summary

On the ACC's Response to ABIM’s MOC Requirements

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently issued a response to the American Board of Medical Subspecialty (ABMS) and American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) recent change to their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. Show More Summary

Study examines variation in cardiology practice guidelines over time

An analysis of more than 600 class I (procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommendations published or revised since 1998 finds that about 80 percent...Show More Summary

Study Examines Variation in Cardiology Practice Guidelines Over Time

An analysis of more than 600 class I (procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommendations published or revised since 1998 finds that about 80 percent...Show More Summary

For heart health, lifestyle changes have advantages over drug therapy

4 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology caused a ruckus late last year when they issued new guidelines that, by some measures, would double the number of people who should be taking a cholesterol-lowering drug. Read full article >>

What property is important in a risk prediction model? Discrimination or calibration?

Sanjay Kaul writes: I am sure you must be aware of the recent controversy ignited by the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines that were released last month. They have been the subject of several newspaper articles and blogs, most of them missing the thrust of the guidelines. Show More Summary

Treatment Cost Could Influence Doctors’ Advice

4 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.

Montefiore Selected for American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program

Montefiore Medical Center has been selected as one of 15 hospitals in the country to participate in the American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program.

Running more may not help you live longer

5 months agoHealth : The Chart

No, this isn't an excuse to put down your running shoes. Unless, of course, you're already running more than 20 miles a week. Research presented this week at the annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Washington shows runners who average more than 20 miles a week don't live as long as those who […]

Marriage is good for your heart and other new research

5 months agoHealth : The Chart

More than 13,000 cardiovascular experts met in Washington over the past few days for the Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, where more than 2,000 studies are being presented so doctors and researchers can learn about the latest research in diagnosing, treating and preventing heart disease. Show More Summary

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