Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: Heart Month 2013

Heart Month Wrap Up: Hot Topics

By Jessica Mikulski | February 28, 2013 | Comments Jessup_AHA official photo

Mariell Jessup, MD To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. As we wrap-up our Heart Month blog post series, I asked Penn Medicine’s Mariell Jessup, MD, medical director of the Heart... Read more

Focusing Attention on Heart Health: Good News for Adults Taking ADHD Medication

By Katie Delach | February 22, 2013 | Comments Heart-pills1

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. Research studies have shown that medications commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – such as Adderall, Dexedrine and Ritalin – have a... Read more

Take Control of Your Heart Health

By Sally Sapega | February 21, 2013 | Comments

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. The mortality rate from both heart disease and stroke have decreased significantly in the past decade, but they still remain the #1 and #4... Read more

Heart Research Hits Close to Home for a New Penn Med Prof

By Karen Kreeger | February 20, 2013 | Comments Voight Ben desk shot Jan 13

 To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. “I know this sounds like a cliché, but one of the main reasons I’m interested in learning about the genetic basis of heart... Read more

Lasso It Up: How a Rodeo Roping Technique Can Help Treat an Age-old Heart Ailment

By Olivia Fermano | February 19, 2013 | Comments Cowboy Lasso Image

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. At first pass, lariat seems like just a hifalutin' word for the more down-to-earth, lasso – a long, noosed rope. For most, either word... Read more

Heart Warming: Penn Medicine Cardiovascular Patients Inspire and Thrive

By Jessica Mikulski | February 14, 2013 | Comments Slideshowpromo

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. In honor of Heart Month and Valentine's Day, we're revisiting some of our most inspirational heart health patient stories from the last year. Penn...

Lend a Hand, Save a Life

By Holly Auer | February 6, 2013 | Comments Lend a Hand_CPR Challenge with partner logos

The Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project, led by the Center for Resuscitation Science in Penn’s department of Emergency Medicine, has partnered with the American Heart Association and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to form the “Lend A Hand, Save a Life” CPR Challenge, which launched last month and will continue through late May. The initiative aims to train 250,000 people across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Read more

Erectile Dysfunction Can be a Sign of Coronary Heart Disease

By Greg Richter | February 5, 2013 | Comments

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. Approximately one in five men aged 40 and older experience moderate to severe erectile dysfunction (ED). Now, a study published Jan. 29 in the... Read more

New Procedure Aims to Lower Treatment-resistant Hypertension

By Kim Menard | February 1, 2013 | Comments Heart stethescope via stock.xchange

Penn Medicine is the first in the region to begin testing a new procedure to help people whose high blood pressure can't be controlled using currently available medications.

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