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Archive for December, 2010

Why the day after Christmas is hazardous to your heart

Health.com December 26 is historically one of the most dangerous days of the year for people vulnerable to cardiac problems, including heart attacks, arrhythmias, and heart failure. And many of these so-called Merry Christmas coronaries will hit people who didn’t even realize they were at risk when they unwrapped their gifts the day before. But ...

Christmas Eve COPD Newsletter from COPD Support, Inc.

Volume 10, Issue 55 December 24, 2010 Richard D. Martin, Editor ‘Twas a Night in the Chatroom ‘Twas the night before Christmas, whilst at my own house, I was at my computer clutching my mouse. My socks were drooping, my ankles were bare, A nor’easter was bringing some more frigid air. My kids were all ...

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk

12.21.2010 · Posted in COPD - Medications and Treatment

HealthDay News Popular heartburn drugs, including proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, may raise the risk of pneumonia, new research finds. Researchers in Korea analyzed the results of 31 studies on heartburn drugs published between 1985 and 2009. “Our results suggest that the use of acid suppressive drugs is associated with an increased risk ...

New Affordable Care Act rules shed light on high health insurance rate hikes

12.21.2010 · Posted in Health Care Reform

US Dept. of Health and Human Services Press Release New proposed Affordable Care Act regulations announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will bring new transparency and scrutiny to proposed health insurance rate increases. These proposed rules allow HHS to work with states to require insurers to publicly disclose and ...