Donna M. Wachowich, MD, Family Medicine - Leading Physician of the World

Donna Marie Wachowich, MD, FCFP, is an established family practitioner, working at Valleyview Family Practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Physicians acknowledge ordering unnecessary tests often due to fear of unlikely diagnosis,...

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com A survey of emergency physicians provides insight into reasons behind the estimated $210 billion spent annually on medically unnecessary tests and procedures."Physicians said they feel tremendous p...

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Studies show young people 'wish they were better informed about sex'

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Researchers investigating how young men and women learn about sex found that a gap exists between the type of sex education young people want and what they receive.The researchers also identified d...

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One in 4 patients who visited emergency department for chest pain did not receive follow-up care

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Patients with multiple health issues and who are at higher risk of adverse events are less likely to receive follow-up care from a physician after visiting an emergency department for chest pain, r...

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Novel peptide shows promise in penetrating heart attack scar tissue to regenerate cardiac nerves...

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Case Western Reserve's chemical compound aimed at restoring spinal cord function may have an additional purpose: stopping potentially fatal arrhythmias after heart attack.Case Western Reserve neuro...

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Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles http://wp.me/p4jsME-1E

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. Kurt H. Becker, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and WeiDong Zhu, a research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are helping develop a new colloidal gold test strip for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. [ 263 more words. ]

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Researchers develop a new distance rehabilitation system for patients with heart pathologies

Researchers develop a new distance rehabilitation system for patients with heart pathologies http://wp.me/p4jsME-1B

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com A team of Spanish researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the company Medtronic have participated in the development of a new distance heart rehabilitation system based on physical exercise routines for people affected by heart pathologies. The system is designed for both chronic patients and the recovery of people who have suffered a heart event (for instance, a… [ 554 more words. ]

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High fitness levels reduce hypertension risk

High fitness levels reduce hypertension risk http://wp.me/p4jsME-1y

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com While being physically fit is beneficial in and of itself, researchers now report that people with high levels of fitness are less likely to develop high blood pressure - also referred to as hypertension - a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the association of fitness with hypertension among participants undergoing treadmill… [ 603 more words. ]

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'Obesity can reduce life by up to 8 years'

‘Obesity can reduce life by up to 8 years’ http://wp.me/p4jsME-1v

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Life expectancy can be reduced by up to 8 years by obesity, which can also cause adults to lose as much as 19 years of healthy life if it leads to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology examines the issue. The researchers behind the study analyzed data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), creating a disease-simulation model to estimate the risk of adults of different… [ 449 more words. ]

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Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection

Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection http://wp.me/p4jsME-1s

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients. The pioneering study is the largest and most comprehensive to be conducted with regards to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, which recommended dentists should no longer give antibiotics before invasive treatments to people considered at risk of the life threatening heart infection, Infective Endocarditis (IE), which in 40 per cent of cases is caused by bacteria from the mouth. [ 380 more words. ]

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The heart's own immune cells can help it heal

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Most of the time wh...

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Heightened risk of anxiety, depression among women after heart attack

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com A new study by researchers from Lithuania claims women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression following a heart attack than men. Furthermore, patients with depression may be at much h...

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Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from L...

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Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disea...

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Keeping fit aids bone and joint health whilst aging

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging, according to a review of the latest research on senior athletes (ag...

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Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits'

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Past research has linked long-term aspirin use to adverse side effects, such as internal bleeding. But according to a new study, the benefits of longstanding aspirin therapy outweigh such risks; it...

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Improved survival with earlier intervention for common form of heart attack

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Changes in the treatment of the most common form of heart attack over the past decade have been associated with higher survival rates for men and women regardless of age, race and ethnicity, accord...

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Lack of rehab programs leaves cardiac patients underserved globally

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Rehabilitation programs must become an integral part of cardiac care to significantly reduce the burden of living with heart disease, one of the most common chronic diseases and causes of death glo...

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Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com A new study recently presented at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology meeting in Barcelona, Spain, suggests that women who have high cholesterol may be at higher risk of developing breast cance...

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One in five people with heart conditions stop having sex, UK survey

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Sex is impossible for a fifth of people with heart conditions, according to new statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The BHF's Heart Matters magazine polled over 1,500 people ...

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Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat - a risk factor for stroke - and blood clots in the lung, finds a large study published online in the journal Heart...

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No Link Seen Between Vaccines and Lupus

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Recent vaccination was not associated with an increased risk for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a case-control study found. A total of 21% of individuals who developed lup...

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Daily aspirin to prevent first heart attack does not get FDA backing

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com The US Food and Drug Administration concludes that daily aspirin use can help ward off a heart attack or stroke in some people, but it is not for everyone. The federal agency says while there is ev...

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CDC: Vaccines prevent millions of illnesses, but measles makes a return

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Vaccines will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 premature deaths during the lifetimes of children born during the two decades after the Vaccines f...

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Smokers' taste buds 'do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee'

Smokers’ taste buds ‘do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee’ http://wp.me/p4jsME-D

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup… [ 447 more words. ]

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To motivate patients on peritoneal dialysis, first motivate staff

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Asking patients to perform their own dialysis can be a tall order, even when you provide the needed training. It may take some motivation on the part of the patient—and sometimes on the part of you...

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Medicare proposes coverage for hepatitis C screening

Medicare proposes coverage for hepatitis C screening http://wp.me/p4jsME-x

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com Medicare officials propose to cover screening for hepatitis C virus for adults at high risk of infection as well as a one-time screening for Baby Boomers. The plan, announced in a coverage memo on March 4, would provide Medicare coverage for all screening…

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Beta-blocker use associated with better outcomes after insular cortex infarcts

Beta-blocker use associated with better outcomes after insular cortex infarcts http://wp.me/p4jsME-q

drdonnawachowich.wordpress.com SAN DIEGO – Prior beta-blocker use may improve outcomes following insular ischemic strokes, according to a prospective, observational study of 1,014 consecutive stroke patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Favorable outcomes,…

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