February 2021: Trending Health News

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Trending health news for February 2021

Some COVID-19 Patients have a Higher Risk of Bleeding

Excessive blood clotting with thrombotic arterial and venous occlusions is a recognized feature of severe COVID-19. But a new study suggests that some hospitalized patients may also be vulnerable to bleeding, which is associated with an increased risk of death. Read more...

Neuromuscular Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life in Heart Attack Patients

Lecturers from the Degrees in Physical Therapy, Nursery and Medicine of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) of Valencia have assessed in a clinical trial the efficiency of an innovative cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who have suffered an acute coronary syndrome, such as a heart attack or angina. This program, which incorporates neuromuscular training to cardiac rehabilitation for the first time, has shown greater efficiency than traditional strength-resistance training. Read more... Learn More: Cardiopulmonary Patient Care – Rehabilitation Assessment & Interventions

Study: Marching Bands Need Access to Athletic Trainers just as Players Do

Nearly every fall, as football teams return to the field, tragic stories of players falling ill and even dying of heat trauma make the headlines. What many don't consider is that marching band members -- who don heavy uniforms and perform in the same sweltering temperatures -- may also be at risk. Read more...

Booster Shots for COVID-19 Could Be Routine

Future checkups at the doctor’s office might include a COVID-19 booster shot, reported NBC News. Infectious disease experts have warned COVID-19 is likely to be an endemic disease, which means the disease will stick around like the flu, though not at present levels. Read more...

'Gamechanger' Drug for Treating Obesity Cuts Body Weight by 20 Percent

About one third (35 percent) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth of their total body weight, according to a major global study. Read more...

Having High Blood Pressure at Night May Increase Men’s Risk of Dementia

In a study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, mouse models with COVID-19 showed positive results when a small peptide was introduced nasally. The peptide proved effective in reducing fever, protecting the lungs, improving heart function and reversing cytokine storm -- a condition in which an infection triggers the immune system to flood the bloodstream with inflammatory proteins. The researchers also report success in preventing the disease from progression. Read more...

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This article was written by Anne Osborn, PT

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