Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS The flu may trigger heart attacks, according to a recent study. The research was the first time a study looked at laboratory tests and showed a conclusive link. The Canadian study found a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people were diagnosed. Researchers looked at 19,729 adult cases of lab-confirmed flu from

EHR Data Reveal Striking Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension

By HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS NEWS When investigators for Kaiser Permanente’s research arm wanted to examine what is driving racial and ethnic differences in hypertension rates, they turned to the institution’s sprawling supply of electronic health records (EHR). There, they combed through data from more than 4 million patients, aiming to explore the prevalence of the condition