Pneumonia, Sepsis Associated With Increased Risk Of Heart Disease, Report

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pneumonia and sepsis are two major reasons why people are admitted to hospitals. Thanks to antibiotics and rapid care many people will survive these episodes of lung and infection problems and can do quite well.

But now there is a new report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology which suggests that people who are hospitalized for pneumonia or sepsis have a six time higher risk of heart disease incidence in the following year. This risk continues for the following five years after hospitalization.

When you compare it with other issues like being overweight, having high blood pressure, and physical fitness, severe infection actually has the highest magnitude of cardiovascular risk three years after the hospitalization.

What this is telling us is we need to aggressively look at the potential for cardiovascular illness after patient is discharged with these problems.

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Pneumonia, Sepsis Associated With Increased Risk Of Heart Disease, Report

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pneumonia and sepsis are two major reasons why people are admitted to hospitals. Thanks to antibiotics and rapid care many people will survive these episodes of lung and infection problems and can do quite well.

But now there is a new report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology which suggests that people who are hospitalized for pneumonia or sepsis have a six time higher risk of heart disease incidence in the following year. This risk continues for the following five years after hospitalization.

When you compare it with other issues like being overweight, having high blood pressure, and physical fitness, severe infection actually has the highest magnitude of cardiovascular risk three years after the hospitalization.

What this is telling us is we need to aggressively look at the potential for cardiovascular illness after patient is discharged with these problems.

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Powerball Winning Numbers Drawn For $430 Million Jackpot

PHILADELPHIA (CNN/CBS) — Didn’t win the $393 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday? A massive Powerball grand prize is still up for grabs.

The winning numbers for the $432.5 million jackpot are:

9, 15, 43, 60, 64 Powerball=4

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One player in Illinois won the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night.

The odds of winning either game are extreme — one in 292 million for Powerball, and one in 259 million for Mega Millions. And if the odds against winning one are ridiculous, the odds of winning both are essentially ridiculous squared — roughly one in 76 quadrillion, or 76 followed by 15 zeros.

Going into a weekend when both games had gone without winners for weeks and were offering massive jackpots, many people were betting on both ahead of Friday’s drawing.

“You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million,” said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose members sell about two-thirds of the nation’s lottery tickets.

There’s no disputing Americans love buying lottery tickets. They spent just over $80 billion on lottery games last year, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. That’s more than on movies, video games, books, music and sports tickets — combined.

Each game is offered in every state except Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah.

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