Remote cardiac rehab is effective alternative to on-site programs

Remote or virtual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs are effective alternatives to on-site programs, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020, held virtually from Nov. 13 to 17. Joseph Alan Ricci, M.D., from Central East Cardiovascular Rehabilitation in Toronto, and colleagues examined the impact of the Canadian March 17, 2020, […]

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Research identifies ‘volume control’ in the brain that supports learning and memory

A “molecular volume knob” regulating electrical signals in the brain helps with learning and memory, according to a Dartmouth study. The molecular system controls the width of electrical signals that flow across synapses between neurons. The finding of the control mechanism, and the identification of the molecule that regulates it, could help researchers in their […]

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Postpartum care fails to provide women with key recommended services

Most women are receiving fewer than half the services recommended during their comprehensive postpartum medical checkup, according to a study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers. “These findings underscore the importance of efforts to reconceptualize postpartum care to ensure women have access to a range of supports to manage their health during this sensitive period,” […]

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