November 11, 2014

Fewer Ills Than Singles, Exes

1 Marriage Is Beneficial to Heart Health

A study of over 3.5 million Americans by NYU Langone Medical Center cardiologists finds that married people are less likely to suffer heart disease, clogged arteries, strokes or other cardiovascular problems than singles, divorcees or widowed people. The study determined that marrieds run a 5 percent lower risk of such maladies than singles and divorcees and a 3 percent lower risk than the widowed. The effect is most positive for marrieds under age 50, whose risk is 12 percent lower than their single peers. Marrieds are also less likely to smoke or to be obese than singles or divorcees, and less likely to be diabetic or sedentary than the widowed. Researchers speculate that marrieds are often encouraged by their spouses to eat healthy, exercise, and consult doctors for ailments.

More at Bigstory.ap.org | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Happy Marriage Helps Heart Patients Recover

Tags: Marriage and Health, Marriage and Heart Health, Marital Status and Health, Marrieds Have Less Heart Disease

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Dubbed "Miracle Woman"

2 Woman Survives 45 Minutes with No Pulse

Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, survived 45 minutes without a pulse and spontaneously revived just as doctors at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, FL, were about to pronounce her dead. The “miracle woman,” as she’s been dubbed, experienced a rare complication from a C-section when amniotic fluid entered her blood stream and caused clots. She became unconscious as doctors and nurses used chest compression and electric shock paddles to no avail. They called her family in to say goodbye and after they left the room to pray for Graupera-Cassimiro, her heart monitor went into action with one blip followed by another. She was taken off life support a day later. She suffered no brain damage or physical injuries from efforts to revive her. Doctors are calling this case “unexplainable” and “miraculous”.

More at Www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Another Coma Man Found to Be Conscious

Tags: C-Section, Pregnancy Complications, Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Miracle Woman, Amniotic Fluid

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Big Risk from Small Pod

3 Kids Face Serious Risk from Laundry Pods

Thousands of children under 6 were exposed to laundry detergent pods from 2012 to 2013. The study, published in Pediatrics, used information from the National Poison Data System, which confirmed one death due to exposure to the pods. Researchers found that 17,230 kids under 6 years old were exposed to detergent pods, with 79.7 percent of the kids ingesting the detergent inside the pods. Children under 3 accounted for 73.5 percent of exposure cases. Some children were hospitalized (4.4 percent), while others (7.5 percent) experienced either a moderate or major medical outcome. Researchers say that 102 patients who were exposed via ingestion, aspiration, or a combination, required tracheal intubation. Researchers concluded that the pods pose a "serious poisoning risk" for young children.

More at Pediatrics | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Kids Are Swallowing Detergent Pods

Tags: National Poison Data System, Laundry Pod Risks, Poisoning Laundry Pods, Dangers Laundry Detergent Pods, Childhood Poisoning, Tracheal Intubation

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