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Researchers regenerate heart cells in mice

Myocardial infarction, or MI, causes irreversible necrosis of heart muscle secondary to prolonged ischemia. Scar tissue begins to build almost immediately, leading to the loss of contractile myocardium, which is a frequent cause of chronic heart failure. However, a new...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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When you have a heart attack, the heart muscle does not heal. But it has been known for a while that a small amount of heart muscle cell proliferation can occur. This heart muscle cell replication replenishes the heart muscle that is lost to normal wear and tear over the...

source: American Heart Association

A man who suffered cardiac arrest during the Los Angeles Marathon was reunited with fire department personnel and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center staff credited with saving his life. Chuck Gold, 61, was stricken and collapsed during the March 15 race, according to the...


The Supreme Court on June 25 ruled that President Obama's healthcare law allows the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance, a sweeping vindication that endorsed the larger purpose of Mr. Obama’s...

source: The New York Times

Whether it's to help their dogs or themselves, about half of all Americans surveyed in a recent NPR poll say they exercise regularly. And while getting a cardio-aerobic workout on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike are all popular, going for a walk is the...

source: National Public Radio

Connecticut has become the 24th state to require students to learn CPR before high school graduation upon legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law recently. Starting on July 1, 2016, public schools in Connecticut will be required to add CPR instruction to middle...

source: American Heart Association

New research from the University of Alberta shows that how clean you keep your mouth may affect your chances of developing heart disease. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, adds to existing research showing that patients with...

source: Medical Xpress


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