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Tech Talk: Remote patient monitoring platform for COVID-9-7844

Tech Talk: Remote patient monitoring platform for COVID-9

As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, Orion Health, a New Zealand-based company that provides software for healthcare providers in 25 countries, has released a pandemic outbreak monitoring platform to help healthcare organizations respond to the virus, and a website to help members of the public understand their risk of contracting the disease.

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10-minute bouts of exercise concept nixed-7839

10-minute bouts of exercise concept nixed

Intermittent claudication is a hallmark of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common ailment in people over age 60 that is associated with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. Symptoms include pain or discomfort in the muscles of the calf, thigh or buttocks while walking. Although various medications, such as vasodilators, can be used to relieve the pain, the best approach is exercise, UK researchers say. It's one more reason for organizations to get their constituents up and moving, and to see whether those with the condition can relieve it by physical activity alone.

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Exercise

Age-specific dietary guidelines urged-7834

Age-specific dietary guidelines urged

In a study of close to 140,000 older Australians, researchers found strong evidence of links between certain food groups and memory loss and comorbid heart disease or diabetes. The findings point to a need for age-specific dietary guidelines, they say, and could serve as a heads-up to active-aging organizations and communities.

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Nutrition

Exercise best remedy for intermittent claudication-7826

Exercise best remedy for intermittent claudication

Intermittent claudication is a hallmark of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common ailment in people over age 60 that is associated with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. Symptoms include pain or discomfort in the muscles of the calf, thigh or buttocks while walking. Although various medications, such as vasodilators, can be used to relieve the pain, the best approach is exercise, UK researchers say. It's one more reason for organizations to get their constituents up and moving, and to see whether those with the condition can relieve it by physical activity alone.

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Exercise

Workplace intervention improves blood pressure control-7821

Workplace intervention improves blood pressure control

Chinese researchers investigated a multicomponent workplace-based intervention that combines workplace health promotion and high blood pressure management and found that it had a significantly positive effect on blood pressure control. It's not a quick fix: the intervention took place over two years in 60 workplaces with a total of more than 4,000 employees (mean age, 46; 83% men). But it got results, and is something to consider.

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Employee wellness

Stats: One egg a day won't harm heart health-7813

Stats: One egg a day won't harm heart health

Eggs are an affordable source of high-quality protein, iron and unsaturated fatty acids, but due to their cholesterol content, the association between egg intake and cardiovascular disease risk has been a topic of intense debate over the past decade. This latest study adds to evidence that moderate egg consumption - up to one egg per day - is not associated with increased risk, something industry professionals should be aware of.

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Nutrition

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