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Caitlin Wilson
Senior Writer
As a Senior Writer at TriMed Media Group, Caitlin covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.
 - OlderWoman

Women who experience menopause earlier are at greater risk for cardiovascular issues such as heart disease and stroke and even have greater all-cause mortality rates than women who experience menopause nearer the average age of 51, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology.


Doctors at Johns Hopkins University believe they are one step closer to using optogenetic defibrillation on living humans, according to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.


New uses for two stroke therapy devices were approved by the FDA Sept. 2, according to a statement by the agency.


It’s time for physicians and medical workers to be more aware of possible sepsis infections, according to the CDC. The organization declared the condition a medical emergency in an information packet released Aug. 23.

People in low-income countries are seeing rates of high blood pressure increase faster than higher-income countries, even while their levels of hypertension awareness and treatment are actually on the decline.


On top of several other associated risk factors, poor sleep could mean an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study review published in the journal Neurology.

 - Fish Oil

Increasing treatment with Omega-3 fatty acids facilitates increased healing in patients who have had a heart attack, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Circulation.

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After several months of buildup, the CMS Hospital Compare website began to offer overall hospital star ratings July 27. According to the agency, the system is meant to offer patients a way to quickly and uniformly compare potential hospitals.

For adults with type 2 diabetes, the benefits of getting a seasonal flu vaccine go beyond avoiding an annoying infection. Vaccine recipients were admitted to the hospital at significantly lower rates for many cardiovascular and respiratory problems and were 24 percent less likely to die of any cause when compared to type 2 diabetes patients who did not get a vaccine.

 - Stroke

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death globally, but it turns out a vast majority of them could be prevented, according to findings published July 15 in the British journal The Lancet.