Imperial Valley News
Dallas, Texas - New research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation shows that long-term exposure to elevated cholesterol substantially increases lifetime risk for heart disease. For every ten years you have even mildly elevated cholesterol between the ages of 35 and 55, your risk of heart disease may be increased by nearly 40 percent.
Washington, DC - Steven J. Stack, MD President-Elect, American Medical Association: "The American Medical Association welcomes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) announcement of plans to address some of the issues we have raised with the Meaningful Use program through rulemaking aimed at requirements for meeting Meaningful Use in 2015.
The American Diabetes Association Announces Successful 2014 Tour de Cure® Results That Will Help Stop Diabetes
Alexandria, Virginia - The American Diabetes Association announced the results from a successful Tour de Cure® in 2014. The cycling event had more than 61,000 cyclists participating in 86 cities throughout the country, raising a total of $27 million to help fight diabetes. All the funds that were raised at the Tour de Cure events will go to support the Association's mission - to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Washington. DC - The National Institutes of Health has launched a subsite of DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry for researchers, clinicians, and other professionals with a scientific interest in Down syndrome to access de-identified data from the registry. This Web portal will help approved professionals to plan clinical studies, recruit participants for clinical trials, and generate new research ideas using information gathered from the registry participants.
Washington, DC - People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness. Now, an animal study suggests that this might involve disruption of a gradual shifting of brain circuitry for retrieving fear memories. Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered in rats that an old fear memory is recalled by a separate brain pathway from the one originally used to recall it when it was fresh.
Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and a gene that regulates the body’s natural cellular recycling process, called autophagy.