Atrial Fibrillation combined with Chronic Kidney Disease increase risk for ESRD

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(Best Syndication New) - Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, found an increased risk for kidney failure in people who have atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease. In general, kidney function can fail over time with the chronic condition which can lead to dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant. Kidney problems are more likely to worsen in atrial fibrillation patients who already have kidney function impairment. The study results were published in the journal Circulation.

Irregular heart rhythm is a very common type of atrial fibrillation. Patients who have atrial fibrillation along with chronic kidney disease or end stage-renal disease (ESRD) are at an increased risk for suffering from a stroke or death. The researchers wanted to understand why atrial fibrillation patients with kidney disease are more likely to have end-stage renal disease compared to those with chronic kidney disease only.

New Chairperson of San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Rutherford

(Best Syndication News) The Board of Supervisors (BOS) took a vote on Tuesday and unanimously elected Supervisor Gary Ovitt as Vice Chair and Janice Rutherford as Chairman of the Board. Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzalez has been the Board Chair for the past two years.

Rutherford, whose second district encompasses parts of Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, and the mountain resorts, called the election a privilege. “The Board has made tremendous strides over the past two years to focus on the County Vision and to restore public faith in County Government,” Rutherford said.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Loan rates rise at SunTrust but fall at JPMorgan Chase

15-Year Mortgage Rates

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates began to rise after two-straight days of declines (see the mortgage rate charts below). Although some of the benchmarks were higher, the rise in secondary lending rates pushed loans up at U.S. Bank, SunTrust, KeyBank, and PNC; however, JPMorgan Chase lowered their rate.


The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) weighed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today pushing the index down 23 points, however the wider market gained value. Because there are only 30 constituents in the Dow, a three percent pull-back in the value of BA had a major influence on the index.

Recall announced for Personal Handheld Air Misters sold at Target Stores

Handheld Personal Air Misters Sold at Target Stores being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 168,000 handheld air misters sold at Target stores nationwide. The product is being recalled because the unit can shatter and cause potential lacerations.

The handheld air misters were imported by Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) and were sold at their stores nationwide between February 2012 and May 2012 for around $2.50. Target announced the recall after receiving three reports of the air misters shattering. One of the reports involved a person being cut.

Lower GPAs and Higher Graduation rates when Parents help pay for College

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that students who got financial help from their parents when attending college were more likely to graduate, but with lower grade point averages (GPAs). The study results will be published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

Laura T. Hamilton, a sociology professor at the University of California, Merced, studied what impact financial assistance from parents had on students’ grades and graduation rates. The good news is that parents who supported their child financially in college were best at avoiding serious academic trouble. However, at the same time earning good grades also diminished.

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