Frequency of anxiety after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

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Onlinelibrary.wiley.com: 9/27/12 Negative psychological outcomes occur frequently after stroke; however, there is uncertainty regarding the occurrence of anxiety disorders and anxiety symptoms after stroke. A systematic review of observational studies was conducted that assessed the frequency of anxiety in stroke patients using a diagnostic or screening tool. Read More

Cardiovascular disease risk in healthy children and its association with body mass index: systematic review and meta-analysis

Bmj.com: 9/25/12 To describe the association and its magnitude between body mass index category, sex, and cardiovascular disease risk parameters in school aged children in highly developed countries. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Quality of included studies assessed by an adapted version of the Cochrane Collaboration’s risk of bias assessment tool. Results of included studies in […]

Blood pressure changes in acute ischemic stroke and outcome with respect to stroke etiology

Neurology.org: 9/19/12 Previous research suggested that proper blood pressure (BP) management in acute stroke may need to take into account the underlying etiology. Methods: All patients with acute ischemic stroke registered in the ASTRAL registry between 2003 and 2009 were analyzed. Unfavorable outcome was defined as modified Rankin Scale score >2. A local polynomial surface algorithm […]

Black Stroke Survivors Have Higher Blood Pressure, Increased Risk of Repeat Stroke

Explore.georgetown.edu: 8/16/12 Blacks who survived a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain had higher blood pressure than whites a year later, according to a study published today in the journal Stroke. The finding might help explain why blacks have a greater risk of suffering a second stroke than whites. The research, a part of […]

Vitamin Supplementation and Stroke Prevention

Stroke.ahajournals.org: 8/27/12 It is said that we are what we eat. It is advertised that vitamin supplements, of one kind or another, may invigorate us, our lives, and our health. Advertising has been so effective that in the year 2000, more than half of the adult population in the United States was taking dietary vitamin […]

Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor Program Makes a Difference in Diabetes Prevention

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Laredosun.us: September 22, 2012 Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) is a disease self management and family support program of the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) that has made a difference in diabetes disease self management by focusing on diabetes prevention. Saturday, September 22, 2012 By: Special to The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TEXAS — “We have conducted four cycles […]

The 40-Year-Old Startup

Huffingtonpost.com: 09/20/2012 On July 16th, 2012, n4a Diabetes Care Center received $100,000 as the winner of the 2012 Data Design Diabetes™ Innovation Challenge. The challenge, in its second year and sponsored by Sanofi US, encourages innovation in addressing diabetes. Several dozen startups applied for the challenge with five finalists, including n4a, receiving $20,000 each. n4a Diabetes Care […]

Unwalkable Neighborhoods, Poverty, and the Risk of Diabetes Among Recent Immigrants to Canada Compared With Long-Term Residents

Diabetes Care: September 17, 2012 This study was designed to examine whether residents living in neighborhoods that are less conducive to walking or other physical activities are more likely to develop diabetes and, if so, whether recent immigrants are particularly susceptible to such effects. METHODS We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort study to assess the impact of […]

Hip circumference, height and risk of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis

Onlinelibrary.wiley.com: SEP 3, 2012 Although several epidemiological studies have investigated the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hip circumference or height, the results are inconsistent. The present systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational studies was conducted to assess the effects of hip circumference and height on diabetes risk. Online databases were searched through […]

Joint Effects of Obesity and Vitamin D Insufficiency on Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

Results from the NHANES 2001–2006 Diabetes Care: October 26, 2012 OBJECTIVE The possible interaction of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and obesity in regard to type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance has not been well studied. To explore the effect modification of obesity on the association between 25(OH)D and insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes, data were examined from a […]

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