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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1994
A free class on coping with heart disease will be offered on four consecutive Mondays beginning Monday at Friendly Hills Regional Medical Center. The class, which will be taught by a health educator, a dietitian, a nurse, an exercise instructor and a pharmacist, will focus on providing treatment, medication, diet and exercise information for those suffering from heart conditions.
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November 15, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC San Diego School of Medicine is taking part in a national study to determine if commonly used postmenopausal hormone therapies can reduce a woman's risk of heart disease. The program could have "a significant impact on the health care of millions of women," Dr. Robert Langer, director of the UCSD study, said. About 250,000 women die each year of heart disease, which Langer said is the leading cause of death in women older than 50.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Scientists reported last week that they have found the approximate site of a gene that causes an inherited heart disease, a step that may lead to improved treatment of the illness and more common heart problems. "We're delighted," said Dr. Christine Seidman, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who led an international team that made the discovery. "I think it is a very significant breakthrough."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1985 | United Press International
People who drink alcoholic beverages in moderate amounts are less likely to suffer coronary heart disease than teetotalers, a study showed. Dr. Arthur Klatsky, chief of cardiology at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, cautioned that heavy drinkers should not use his findings to justify their habit, which is harmful in other ways.
NEWS
January 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Treatment of heart and circulatory disease, by far the country's main cause of death, will cost an estimated $78.6 billion this year, the American Heart Assn. said Sunday. "That's a real figure, and it's going up," said Dr. Thomas J. Ryan, president of the association. The estimate equals about $325 for every person in the country. The costs include $48.2 billion for hospital and nursing home services, $13.6 billion for lost work time due to disability, $11.
NEWS
August 11, 1987 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
Within the next decade, heart and heart-lung transplants may become so common in young children that they could replace a variety of surgical procedures now performed to repair pediatric heart defects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stress of an earthquake can kill people with heart disease, according to a study released Thursday. On Jan. 17, 1994, the day of the Northridge earthquake, the Los Angeles County coroner's office recorded 49 deaths due to heart disease, according to Jonathan Leor and Robert A. Kloner, cardiologists at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital. In the days just before the quake, however, the office recorded an average 15 heart disease-related deaths per day.
NEWS
January 19, 1989 | BILL SLOAN, Bill Sloan is a free-lance writer in Dallas . He wrote this story for the American Heart Assn.
"This job's going to be the death of me yet." Maybe you've heard those words coming from your own lips during some crisis at your place of employment. The fact is, most of us who work for a living probably voice similar sentiments at times. Often we say it jokingly, but for many American wage-earners, this oft-repeated statement may be dangerously close to the truth.
NEWS
June 18, 1989
Joseph Stokes III, 64, one of the principal investigators of the world's longest-running heart study and the first dean of the medical school at UC San Diego. A cardiologist and epidemiologist, Stokes was an investigator for the renowned Framingham Heart Study which began in 1948 with 5,209 residents of the central Massachusetts city of Framingham. The project monitors patterns, causes and inhibitors of cardiovascular disease and remains the world's longest running project of its kind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1998
Fewer Americans are dying each year from heart disease, but the number of people suffering first heart attacks has held steady or even increased since 1987, according to a report in today's New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers said the reason is that treatment is outstripping prevention. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing 481,458 people in 1994, according to the government.
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