Heart http://wunc.org en Coordinated Care System for Heart Attacks Improves Survival http://wunc.org/post/coordinated-care-system-heart-attacks-improves-survival <p>A years-long project to coordinate heart attack care among North Carolina's hundreds of hospitals and emergency services has shortened response times and reduced the number of deaths.<br><br>That's according to a <a href="http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2012/05/31/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.068049.full.pdf+html">study</a> out this week. One of its authors is Duke cardiologist <a href="http://www.dukehealth.org/physicians/james_g_jollis">James Jollis</a>. He says one way the system reduced response times was by creating standard statewide practices for EMS workers.<br> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:07:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2344 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Suggests Infant Screening for Heart Disease http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-suggests-infant-screening-heart-disease <p>Duke University researchers are recommending a simple test to determine whether newborns have a serious health concern. About one percent of all babies are born with congenital heart disease. But spotting the problem early can be difficult. Doctor Alex Kemper is an associate professor of pediatrics at Duke. He says there is an easy way to help pinpoint the problem.<br> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 8215 at http://wunc.org Young Adults Show High Blood Pressure http://wunc.org/post/young-adults-show-high-blood-pressure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">More young adults are developing high blood pressure - that's the finding of research from UNC Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Since 1995, researchers around the country have been interviewing groups of adolescents and then following them and their health as they grow into adulthood. The study - </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">called</span><span class="link-external" style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-position: 0px 1px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"><a href="http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold;">Add</a></span><span class="link-external" style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-position: 0px 1px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"><a href="http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold;"> Health&nbsp;</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">- is lead by demographer Kathleen Mullen Harris, from UNC.&nbsp; Harris says they found about one-in-five people in their twenties and early thirties had high blood pressure. And that's worrisome.&nbsp;</span> Thu, 26 May 2011 11:20:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8744 at http://wunc.org Young Adults Show High Blood Pressure