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Strawberries And Blueberries Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Consuming 3 or more portions of strawberries and blueberries each week could help women decrease heart attack risk by as much as a third, report researchers.[1] Strawberries and blueberries have high quantities of naturally occurring compounds known as dietary flavonoids, also present in blackberries, grapes and wine, eggplant and other vegetables and fruit. Anthocyanins, a… Read More »

Medical News Today: Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?

A large new study has found a link between taking various kinds of blood pressure-lowering drugs and a lower risk of dementia among older adults, adding to the discussion around the link between cognitive decline and high blood pressure. People who take blood pressure-lowering medication may have a lower risk of dementia. Dementia is an… Read More »

Risk score uses EHR data to predict COPD patient outcomes

A new computer-based predictive tool is able to accurately forecast clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease so that clinicians can optimize their care. For COPD patients, clinicians have traditionally made their own calculations rating the severity of the disease using scores that—according to researchers at Intermountain Healthcare—aren’t optimal at accurately predicting outcomes.… Read More »