Imperial Valley News
Dallas, Texas - Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Atlanta, Georgia - A pilot study finds that using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior. The study was supported by the American Cancer Society, with technical expertise provided by the e-Health Technology Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. It appears in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Women who survived breast or thyroid cancer faced an elevated risk of developing the other cancer as a secondary malignancy, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Patients who received positive fecal blood test results as part of the screening process for colorectal cancer experienced wide variations in the time between a positive result and a follow-up colonoscopy across four U.S. health care systems, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Alexandria, Virginia - The American Diabetes Association has awarded six scientists prestigious Pathway to Stop Diabetes grant awards. Each award comes with $1.625 million in grant funding over a five to seven year grant term, along with career support and resources so the scientists can focus their considerable talents on transformational research approaches to treat and stop diabetes.
Washington, DC - Statement from W. Douglas Tynan, PhD, director of integrated health care with the American Psychological Association, regarding the annual report of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative: