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Seasonal Variations In Cardiac-Related Hospitalizations For Aortic Dissection

According to new studies examined seasonal variations in cardiac-related hospitalizations specifically for aortic dissection and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMI). The results of both studies revealed winter as the most common time for hospital admissions and used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) for analysis. Results were presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions in San Diego.

A Microscope That Detects Light Scattering Rather Than Fluorescence

Researchers have developed a light-based measuring technique that could transform our ability to characterise biomolecules. Using a microscope that detects light scattering rather than fluorescence, the researchers have demonstrated that single molecules can be observed, and their mass measured, in solution. The study was published in the journal Science.

A Hearing Aid Could Potentially cut the Older Adults To Visit ER Rooms

According to a new study, researchers estimated that hearing aids may hold the potential to cut older adults' visits to the hospital or emergency room. They cost thousands of dollars, and insurance almost never covers them. That could mean lower costs in the long run, though more research is needed to see if this is true. The study arrives at a time when discussion about adding Medicare coverage for hearing aids is rising. The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After examining data from 1,336 adults ages 65 to 85 they had a severe hearing loss.

Effectiveness Of Drug In Reducing Glucocorticoid-Induced Bone Loss

A study determines that one in every 100 people in the world takes glucocorticoids long term to treat immune-mediated diseases. However, glucocorticoids, such as prednisone, have a side effect, they induce the bone loss called osteoporosis, causing an estimated yearly bone fracture rate of 5 %. An alternative treatment option now appears promising. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

African-American Communities Are Facing Heart Problems

According to a study, researchers examined that a Black Communities are obligated to learn more about heart valve disease and the lifesaving procedures available to treat it, according to a report from the Association of Black Cardiologists. It is incumbent upon us as healthcare providers do a better job educating our patients about heart valve disease. Heart valve disease affects more than 5 million U.S. adults and kills an estimated 25,700 Americans each year.