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Men who met only with their barber saw their systolic blood pressure drop from 155 mmHg at the start of the study to 145 mmHg after six months. Diastolic blood pressured dropped by 4 mmHg in this group. At the six-month mark, 11.7% of the group brought their blood pressure into the healthy range.The findings were published today in and presented as Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology&aposs 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Orlando.

The link between eczema in childhood and mental health problems in later life has been the subject of research for many years. The effect is thought to be linked to the release of cytokines and is often more pronounced in females than males.What is the Alpha Fetoprotein Test?

St. Joseph Health is pulling key decision-making authority from four Northern California hospital boards and giving it to a regional board. Experts praise the move toward a centralized structure.HCA Healthcare plans to add North Carolina to the list of 20 states it currently operates in, having signed a letter of intent to acquire Mission Health, a six-hospital system based in Asheville.

The men were randomly assigned to two groups. The first group&aposs barbers encouraged patrons to meet with specially trained pharmacists who met the men monthly in the barbershop -- where they prescribed blood pressure medication, monitored blood tests and then sent progress notes to each patron&aposs primary care provider.African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels when aided by a pharmacist and their local barber, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute.

Dr. Ziv Haskal of the University of Virginia Health System has created a dramatic teaching tool using the power of virtual reality. Whether watched on a high-end VR system or an inexpensive cardboard viewer, Haskal’s virtual procedure puts the viewer right in the operating room with him as he creates a new blood vessel through a small nick in a patient’s neck.It’s known as the “Trash Class,” and the students are deep in it.

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