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Heart Attack Incidence With Shifts to Daylight Savings Time

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Modulators of normal bodily functions such as the duration and quality of sleep might transiently influence cardiovascular risk. The transition to daylight savings time (DST) has been associated with a short-term increased incidence of heart attack or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The present retrospective study examined the incidence of AMIs that presented to Beaumont Hospitals in Michigan the week after DST and after the autumn switch to standard time, October 2006 to April 2012, with specific reference to the AMI type.

The study population (n = 935; 59% men) was obtained from the electronic medical records. Overall, the frequency of AMI was similar in the spring and autumn, 463 (49.5%) and 472 (50.5%), respectively.

The incidence ratio for the first week after the spring shift was 1.17. After the transition from DST in the autumn, the IR for the same period was lower, but not significantly different, 0.99.  Nevertheless, the greatest increase in AMI occurred on the first day (Sunday) after the spring shift to DST (1.71, 95% confidence interval 1.09 to 2.02; p <0.05). Also, a significantly greater incidence was found of non–ST-segment myocardial infarction after the transition to DST in the study group compared with that in the control group (p = 0.022). In conclusion, these data suggest that shifts to and from DST might transiently affect the incidence and type of acute cardiac events, albeit modestly.


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These investigators have shown the Spring switch to Day Light Savings is of greater hazard to for the incidence of heart attack especially on the first day (Sunday ) after the switch.  The effect is modest but sheds some insights on the impact of sleep and daily body rhythms and their importance in heart and vascular disease..

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For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden - Los Angeles Times

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For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden
Los Angeles Times
She works 20 hours a week ordering pencils and testing materials, earning $22,480 annually before taxes, and isn't eligible for the district's health insurance coverage.
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At the margins of poverty, even committing to premiums, co-payments and other new medical expenses of hundreds or a few thousand dollars a year can be difficult to manage. Insurance does not mean free. 

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Heart Attack Incidence With Shifts to Daylight Savings Time

Heart Attack Incidence With Shifts to Daylight Savings Time | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it

Modulators of normal bodily functions such as the duration and quality of sleep might transiently influence cardiovascular risk. The transition to daylight savings time (DST) has been associated with a short-term increased incidence of heart attack or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The present retrospective study examined the incidence of AMIs that presented to Beaumont Hospitals in Michigan the week after DST and after the autumn switch to standard time, October 2006 to April 2012, with specific reference to the AMI type.

The study population (n = 935; 59% men) was obtained from the electronic medical records. Overall, the frequency of AMI was similar in the spring and autumn, 463 (49.5%) and 472 (50.5%), respectively.

The incidence ratio for the first week after the spring shift was 1.17. After the transition from DST in the autumn, the IR for the same period was lower, but not significantly different, 0.99.  Nevertheless, the greatest increase in AMI occurred on the first day (Sunday) after the spring shift to DST (1.71, 95% confidence interval 1.09 to 2.02; p <0.05). Also, a significantly greater incidence was found of non–ST-segment myocardial infarction after the transition to DST in the study group compared with that in the control group (p = 0.022). In conclusion, these data suggest that shifts to and from DST might transiently affect the incidence and type of acute cardiac events, albeit modestly.


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These investigators have shown the Spring switch to Day Light Savings is of greater hazard to for the incidence of heart attack especially on the first day (Sunday ) after the switch.  The effect is modest but sheds some insights on the impact of sleep and daily body rhythms and their importance in heart and vascular disease..

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How to Break Through Your Fitness Plateau / Fitness - FitDay

How to Break Through Your Fitness Plateau / Fitness - FitDay | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
Don't you just hate it when you stop seeing results for all of your hard work? Everyone reaches a fitness plateau at some point in their journey. You stop losing weight or putting on muscle, and you just stay exactly the same.
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Fitness plateaus happen to athletes at every level. i t is important to build new challenges into your workouts.

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Holder admits heroin is now 'urgent public health crises' — RT USA

Holder admits heroin is now 'urgent public health crises' — RT USA | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
As deaths related to heroin and prescription drug overdose continue to rise, US Attorney General Eric Holder called the spike an “urgent public health crises” on Monday and pledged to expand the Justice Department's effort ...
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This is a significant public health problem.  In some stats 1st res ponders are carrying NARCAN to reverse the heroin.

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Impact: Concussion and Sport

The effects of concussion in sport and out of sport. What happens to people that have had concussions, and the longevity of the effects of concussion.
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The effects of concussions can be devastating .it is best to avoid second impact concussions and error on the side of safety.

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Follow Your Heart: Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System Part II

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Betty Smoot, UCSF Department of Anatomy, takes us on a tour of the cardiovascular system; the heart and the network of arteries,...
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it is great to know some basic heart anatomy . It make communicating with your Dr better.

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Students denied request to start mental health peer support groups - Daily Northwestern

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Daily Northwestern Students denied request to start mental health peer support groups Daily Northwestern After about five months of planning, drafting and updating proposals to abide with administrative requests, two students were denied the...
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Seems like they should Create an  online  Community Via Cross Care Connections 

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Older Dads Raise Risk of Mental Illness in Their Kids

Older Dads Raise Risk of Mental Illness in Their Kids | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
The effect of paternal age on autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD may be greater than previously thought (A new study suggests a father’s age could be “one of many risk factors associated with children’s mental health.”
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Child Bearing years for father s always seemed to be forever . Now there is evidence that younger men may have lower risk of children with poor mental health and mental illness .

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The three critical factors wearable devices need to succeed

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Wearables may be the tech du jour, but the next generation of devices and services needs to focus more on keeping users engaged in the long-term. These three factors, based on behavioral science, can help them do just that.

 

1. Habit formation. Sustained engagement depends on a device or service’s ability to help the user form and stick with new habits. Wearable devices have the potential, all too often unrealized, to make the process of habit formation more effective and efficient than ever before. The best engagement strategies for wearables move beyond just presenting data (steps, calories, stairs) and directly address the elements of the habit loop (cue, routine, reward), triggering the deep-seated psychological sequences that lead to the establishment of new habits.

 

2. Social motivation. To sustain engagement beyond the initial habit formation, a device or service must be able to motivate users effectively. Social connections are a particularly powerful source of motivation that can be leveraged in many creative ways. In addition to using social connections to influence behavior, social media and networking sites can be exploited to alter habits for positive outcomes.


3. Goal reinforcement. To achieve sustained engagement, a user also needs to experience a feeling of progress toward defined goals. Research shows that achieving several smaller goals provides the positive momentum necessary for achieving bigger goals. Wearable products and services that help people experience continuous progress can do so, for example, through real-time updates that are powered by big data and insights. Facilitating personal progress in this way leads to improved health, user satisfaction and long-term sustained engagement.


more at http://gigaom.com/2014/02/22/the-three-critical-factors-wearable-devices-need-to-succeed/



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How coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis) develops

Coronary heart disease happens when fatty deposits build up on the walls of the arteries to the heart. This is known as atherosclerosis. Find out more: http:...
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Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease? -- The Doctors

Subscribe to The Doctors: http://bit.ly/SubscribeTheDrs LIKE us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FacebookTheDoctors Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TheDrsTwitt...
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It may not be the sole reason but certainly could be a factor . Metabolic syndrome is high blood pressure and high cholestrol , leads to diabetes.

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Staying Healthy Through Four Seasons of Sports

Dr. Meghan Imrie discusses how to prevent pediatric sports injuries and keep students healthy throughout the school year. Dr. Imrie is a pediatric orthopedic...
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Increasingly due to the competitive nature of childrens athletics they overtrain. Try and Cross train ot avoid injury

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Running in the snow: Is it worth the risk? - Fox News

Running in the snow: Is it worth the risk? - Fox News | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
Running in the snow: Is it worth the risk?
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Wrist and shoulder fractures are also possible. Running on an ... As you run, your stride is shorter and your foot strike is altered, potentially leading to tendon and muscle sprains and strains.
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Getting outdoors helps beat the winter blues but can also result sprains strains and fractures . Carry a cellphone always and proper gear .

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Five exercises for the 30% who never exercise

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About 30% of Britons never exercise, according to research by Mintel. But what can people do to get slightly fitter without incurring costs, inconvenience or embarrassment, asks Lucy Townsend.


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Even walking in ten minute intervals has beneficial health effects

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5 Ways Technology Can Help You Sleep Better

5 Ways Technology Can Help You Sleep Better | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
Get a deeper sleep with these tech-y helpers.
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Sleep disorders affect some 40% of adults .

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March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics | Leslie ...

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics | Leslie ... | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it....
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The kidneys are important to bone health, cardiovascular health , removing toxins from the body .

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Stroke Warning Signs/Symptoms—Body Language (:60 seconds)

This public service announcement aims to communicate the importance of recognizing the often subtle signs of a stroke. The PSAs show that body language can c...
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Warning signs of a stroke may save a love one. New treatments can reverse a stroke if it is caught early .

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Brett Favre Matt Lauer FULL Today Show Interview On Concussions Bullying

NBC-TV's Matt Lauer interviewed former Packers quarterback Brett Favre and it will air Monday on the "Today" show. Lauer talked with Favre about concussions,...
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Concussion are a hot topic in todays youth sports .I recommend that every parent familiarize yourself with concussion symptoms .

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Gen Y more accepting of mental illness in the workplace | WISE

Gen Y more accepting of mental illness in the workplace | WISE | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
Research shows Gen Y more accepting of mental illness in the workplace than Baby Boomers | Empowermental 2013 | Mental Health Week 2013

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New research commissioned by WISE employment showing significant differences between generations in attitudes toward employing people with mental illness...our NDCO Program works to improve employer awareness of services available and break down some of the myths around employing people with disability.

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Benefits of Online Support Groups for Peanut Allergy Sufferers

Benefits of Online Support Groups for Peanut Allergy Sufferers | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
Struggling with a peanut allergy or any other food allergy can be difficult even in the best of times. Support groups supply a much needed public forum for people to receive mental and practical support from others going through the same experiences.
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There are new treatment methods for peanut allergy suffers.

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Health Effects Of Having A Desk Job

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Health effects of desk jobs are very critical. Find out if your desk job is bad for your health. To know the health risks of office jobs

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Benefits of In-Person Support Groups

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"Support groups help people connect with others going through similar health situations. Support groups also serve as discussion forums for people with chronic illnesses as well as their family members or other caregivers. Sharing experiences with people who have a common illness often helps relieve the emotional stress associated with a chronic disease. "


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Online support groups have been shown to bridge the gap.

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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:20 PM

This article explains that face to face support groups can be very helpful to those with chronic illnesses. That would include people with MBC (metastatic breast cancer).

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More Women Face Heart Disease In Younger Years - NBC4i.com

More Women Face Heart Disease In Younger Years - NBC4i.com | Cross Care Connections | Scoop.it
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More Women Face Heart Disease In Younger Years
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - “I'm opening up arteries in women that are in their early thirties,” said Riverside Cardiologist Dr.
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We should remember that heart disease and attacks affect women also .

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Guest Lecture - Mark Gamsu - Government policy and the Big Society

Government policy and the Big Society - what are theopportunities and challenges for promoting health in communities?' Mark is a local health policy consulta...
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Health in communities is what CrossCare Connections is all about . Maybe we can promote better living .

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ACL Part 1

CONCACAF Winners Health Video about ACL injuries.
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Acl Injuries are common in girls, boys ,and young adults. If you have an unstable knee it is best to get it looked at .

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