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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Health

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Five years after heart bypass surgery, patients whose operation was done using a heart-lung pump lived longer than those whose surgeons didn't use the device, a new study finds.

Since the 1990s, two different approaches have been commonly used by heart surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass graft operations. Coronary artery bypass creates new routes for blood to flow to the heart because old routes are blocked by plaque in the artery. A piece of blood vessel is taken from another area of the body (often the leg) and used to "bypass" a blocked vessel going to the heart, according to the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The two different ways to do this surgery have been

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

Two major chronic lung diseases — asthma and COPD — kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds.

The study calculates that 3.2 million people died in 2015 from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) — a group of lung conditions that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, often tied to smoking. Asthma caused another 400,000 deaths, the report found.

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As the summer sun continues to beat down on Jerusalem’s congested roadways, I am continually impressed with the runners who brave the crowds and sweltering heat day after day to get and stay in shape for the Jerusalem Marathon.  True, the race is nearly 8 months away.  But as any marathoner will tell you, the key to training is starting early, staying consistent and building upon your accomplishments one stride at a time.  

Here at ALEH’s residential facility in Jerusalem, we have used that

With an eye to safety, you can avoid vacation pitfalls

Keep your eye on your contact lens regimen if you're traveling this summer.

"Being prepared when traveling is key to eye safety," said Dr. Andrew Pucker, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

"While the vast majority of contact lens wearers believe they are compliant, up to 90 percent of patients fail to accurately complete at least one step of their care regimen," Pucker noted.

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One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

It may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right stuff, but be sure to read the label or you could still get burned.

Most sunscreens sold at major U.S. retailers and their websites now offer broad-spectrum protection, are water-resistant and have an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher as the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends, a new study found.

But more than a third of sunscreens sold by