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Archive for December, 2011

Sleep Your Way to Better Heart Health


While visions of sugar plums dance in the heads of many youngsters at this time of year, some adults dealing with obstructive sleep apnea spend their nights tossing and turning instead of dreaming of Santa’s sleigh. Read more »


Childhood Obesity Rates Spark New Cholesterol Testing Guidelines


Childhood obesityOnce again emphasizing that cardiac events are not limited to any particular demographic, a new report suggests that children as young as nine should receive cholesterol screening to reduce the risk of heart disease or heart attack. Read more »


Calif. Hospital Doctors Medicare Bills for a Healthy Bottom Line


piggy bank with stethoscopeA Los Angeles medical center is now under scrutiny after reporting some of California’s highest rates of acute heart failure. Over the course of three years, the Chino Valley Medical Center diagnosed more than one-third of their Medicare patients with acute heart failure. Read more »