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  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday after Octave/Corpus Christi: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Gueranger)

    06/07/2018 9:13:01 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class (with privileged Octave of the Third Order) A NEW RAY OF LIGHT shines today in the heaven of holy Church, and its light brings warmth. The divine Master given to us by our Redeemer, that is, the Paraclete Spirit, who has come down into this world, continues his teachings to us, in the sacred Liturgy. The earliest of these his divine teachings was the mystery of the Trinity; and we have worshipped the Blessed Three: we have been taught who God is, we know him in his own nature, we have been admitted,...
  • Brother Died Yesterday, Get a Heart Scan

    06/07/2018 2:14:13 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 103 replies
    No, this is not a boo-hoo thread. This is a thread to provide a little advice that may save your life. My brother died suddenly of a massive heart attack yesterday at age 65. He had no known heart issues and was under doctor's care at the time. He thought he had taken care of himself. He obviously hadn't. Two things that anyone should try to obtain: An EKG, and most importantly, a heart image scan. The heart scan is also known as a Calcium Heart Score and costs about $99. The heart scan takes about 5 minutes and produces...
  • The cancer-preventing pizza: Italian scientists use Mediterranean vegetables

    06/04/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 05:42 EDT, 4 June 2018 | Updated: 09:52 EDT, 4 June 2018 | By Sam Blanchard
    Scientists and chefs in Italy say they have made a pizza which prevents cancer and heart disease. The Pizza Pascalina, designed by scientists in Naples, has been called 'the pizza that extends life' and an 'anti-tumour' pizza. The Pascalina is packed with ingredients from the Mediterranean diet which are known to have health benefits. Neither cheese nor meat feature on the dish; its toppings include tomatoes, olives and rapini – a type of broccoli. It will be on sale at the Napoli Pizza Village, a pizza festival in Naples this week. Scientists from the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Naples –...
  • Golden casket containing heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany rescued from thieves

    04/25/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    ABC.net.au ^ | April 25, 2018
    A priceless 16th-century casket containing the embalmed heart of a French queen consort has been found after it was snatched by thieves earlier this month. The theft of the 500g solid golden box containing Anne of Brittany's heart had fuelled fears the relic would be melted just for its weight in gold. The casket was taken along with other relics after robbers reportedly broke in through a window of the Thomas-Dobree museum in the western French city of Nantes. French police arrested two men who then led them to the buried haul on Saturday. Anne of Brittany was born in...
  • Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? Experts Share Their Nutrition Advice for Runners

    04/18/2018 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2018 | Daniel Kunitz
    You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out. While runners do tend to be much healthier than the general population, with lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, that’s largely due to a healthy diet rather than running regularly, says Sara Mahoney, Ph.D., chair of the department of exercise science at Bellarmine University. In...
  • Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" Covered by Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson

    03/16/2018 8:42:20 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2012 | Heart
    Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart perform a triumphant "Stairway to Heaven" as a tribute to 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees Led Zeppelin.
  • At the Heart of Lent

    03/02/2018 9:03:13 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | March 2, 2018 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! (Ps. 119:11) Years ago, I heard a statement from an American monk: “The contemplative need go no further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” It struck me as true then and has only seemed more so as the years have passed. At the time (not long after the Vietnam War) this monastic was remarking on the many young people whom they had visiting his monastery who were “so deeply angry about peace.” The statement echoed an experience...
  • New technology at UNM medical center combines pacemaker, defibrillator

    01/20/2018 10:02:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 20, 2018 | Emily Jaceks
    It's one of the most serious conditions, and a costly one for patients. Heart failure happens when the heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen to the body, leaving those who suffer feeling absolutely terrible. “Well I did feel a bit tired, you know, fatigued when I did do things," Lawrence Longo said. New technology at UNM medical center combines pacemaker, defibrillator Longo says he's been through it all; the weight gain due to fluid retention, the shortness of breath, days when he said he felt like dying. He had a pacemaker installed, but it wasn't helping. So doctors recommended...
  • You’re Over 75, and You’re Healthy. Why Are You Taking a Statin?

    01/06/2018 6:40:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 5, 2018 | Paula Span
    Should a 76-year-old who doesn’t have heart disease, but does have certain risk factors for developing it, take a statin to ward off heart attacks or strokes? You’d think we’d have a solid answer to this question. These widely prescribed medications lower cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular disease, the nation’s most common killer, and get much of the credit for the nation’s plummeting rates of heart attacks and strokes. When they entered common use in the 1990s, “it was very exciting,” said Dr. Ariela Orkaby, a geriatrician at the Harvard Medical School and lead author of a new study on statins...
  • TAVR compared to SAVR in intermediate risk patients with aortic stenosis

    12/02/2017 9:01:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 22 replies
    News Medical Life Sciences ^ | November 1, 2017 | Dr. David J. Cohen
    Analysis of the PARTNER 2A trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry found transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be highly cost-effective compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in intermediate surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis. Findings were reported today at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Researchers led by Dr. David J. Cohen (Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO) used data from the PARTNER 2A randomized trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry...
  • HEALTHHEARTHow An Apple Watch Saved This Man From a Life-Threatening Blood Clot

    10/17/2017 4:33:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mens' Health ^ | October 16, 2017 | BY ALISA HRUSTIC
    After James Green realized that his heart rate was consistently spiking, he knew something was wrong PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TWITTER/JAMESTGREEN Your health tracker may not always be perfect—but for 28-year-old James Green of Brooklyn, New York, receiving a simple alert from his Apple Watch saved his life.Green tweeted on Friday that HeartWatch, one of the Apple Watch’s health sensors, measured his heart rate at consistently above his resting rate of 54, even though he was just sitting at his desk. Turns out those spikes were signaling a pulmonary embolism, his doctors told him after he made his way to the...
  • Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

    09/05/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/4/17 | Ian Sample
    Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way. If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever...
  • Vanity: Schedule yourself for a stress test

    07/15/2017 9:43:46 AM PDT · by JimRed · 33 replies
    Self | 07/15/2017 | JimRed
    I recommend that all FReepers who have not had a recent stress test have one performed. I survived a heart attack in 2011 and have had twice-a-year follow up visits with my cardiologist. In May he scheduled me for a stress test as it had been years since I had one. He found anomalies in the display (lower blood supply to the heart muscle under stress than while at rest) and recommended a cardiac catheterization procedure. They found a new blockage and the old stent was blocked. They did the required repairs and I feel fine. God has been better...
  • Emergency Prayer Request For Mother in Heart Surgery!!

    06/08/2017 6:35:34 PM PDT · by CWW · 81 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06-08-2017 | cww
    My mother-in-law, Florence, is undergoing emergency heart surgery at this hour. She experienced a heart attack this evening. She has had several in the past. She has been a wonderful mother-in-law! Please pray for her recovery and for the skill of the heart surgeon!
  • Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    05/23/2017 10:09:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart
  • This start-up has stumbled across an incredibly popular use for the Apple Watch

    05/12/2017 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 12, 2017 | By Christina Farr
    The app, called Cardiogram, said it has 100,000 daily active users and a 73% open rate The app can also be used to screen for heart rhythm abnormalities This is the latest in a series of studies that are exploring how artificial intelligence can root out abnormalities in medical data The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a useful tool for monitoring serious medical conditions, and not just for fitness. A mobile health app made by start-up Cardiogram, backed by Silicon Valley venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz, has proven to be shockingly popular among the people who download...
  • Former Jets player who saved Rod Carew’s life was lifelong fan

    04/15/2017 4:59:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2017 | Chris Perez
    All baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew needed was a new heart and a little hope — what he didn’t know was that a young boy he met almost 20 years ago would be the one to give it to him. The kid was Konrad Reuland, a former Jets and Ravens tight end whose unexpected death from a brain aneurysm shocked friends and teammates last year. He was just 11-years-old when him and the Twins legend first crossed paths.
  • Doctors Perform Heart Surgery On Baby Still Inside Womb To Remove Tumor

    03/31/2017 2:07:21 PM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 3/30/17 | Stephani Stahl
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renowned for its fetal surgery in which an operation is performed on a baby still inside the womb. Recently, in yet another historic procedure, CHOP doctors undertook a risky and delicate operation on a tiny fetal heart. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the exclusive story of what it took to save an unborn baby named Juan.
  • Heart - "Never"

    11/25/2016 7:17:01 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 07 FEBRUARY 2011 | HEARTVEVO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWzy5q_M5Ho
  • New Statin Guidelines: Everyone 40 and Older Should Be Considered for the Drug Therapy

    11/15/2016 11:54:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Sunday issued new guidance for the use of cholesterol-busting statin drugs. The report greatly expands the universe of people who should be screened to see if they need the medication to everyone over age 40 regardless of whether they have a history of cardiovascular disease. The recommendations also support the position of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, which in 2013 radically shifted their advice from suggesting that doctors focus on the level of a patient’s low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” to looking at a more comprehensive picture...