5.02.2007

Heart Attack Rate Cut in Half
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A new study conducted
in 14 different countries over six years has found a 50% decline in the rate of heart attacks in patients who are hospitalized, compared to the rate of heart attacks experienced in in the year 1995. The advance is attributed to newer procedures such as angioplasty, more effective blood-thinning medications, and where possible, earlier intervention.

As efforts to treat cardiovascualar risk become more effective, along with cancer treatments, Alzheimer's moves into a more threatening position. Not only is the incidence of Alzheimer's increasing, as populations age, it impacts a greater percentage of people - as the risk factors for Alzheimer's include age, genetics, and lifestyle.

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