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How Nattokinase Supports A Healthy Heart

Nattokinase (nat-oh-KAI-nase) is an enzyme that results from the fermentation process of soybeans. In Japanese culture, fermented soybean is a popular dish known as nattō. For thousands of years the Japanese people have been said to eat nattō and benefited from the enzyme nattokinase, which may include support for: Clotting factors Heart heart Blood pressure and cholesterol...

Patients Are Confessing Suicidal Thoughts To Apps Meant To Manage Health Problems Like Diabetes, Leaving Startups To Grapple With What To Do

“To be honest, when we started this, I didn’t think it was as big an issue as it obviously is,” said Daniel Nathrath, CEO of Ada Health. The phenomenon, though, is, in some respects, no surprise: There’s a large body of research showing that people are more willing to confess potentially taboo thoughts...

CMS Issues Guidance To Help Determine If Assisted-Living Facilities Are Meeting Medicaid Funding Requirements

The new guidance all applies to group homes and home-based care settings. In other news, the number of providers participating in CMS' advanced bundled payment model has dropped. Modern Healthcare: CMS Clears Up Home And Community-Based Care RequirementsThe CMS offered new advice for state Medicaid directors to determine if assisted-living facilities, group homes and...

Personal, Banking Data From Millions Of Survivors Of U.S. Environmental Disasters Accidentally Shared By FEMA

A spokesman for the agency said 1.8 million people had both their banking information and addresses revealed, and about 725,000 people had just their addresses shared. The victims included those from the California wildfires in 2017 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The Washington Post: FEMA ‘Major Privacy Incident’ Reveals Data From 2.5 Million...

After Reports Of Breast Implants’ Link To Rare Cancer, FDA To Hold Hearing On Potential Negative Health Effects

The FDA's longstanding position is that implants are essentially safe as long as women understand they can have complications. But that mentality could be changing. The Associated Press: FDA Takes Up Decades-Long Debate Over Breast Implant SafetyU.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a...