Heart Health: Cardiology Magazine – March 2023



The Triple Whammy: Obesity, Diabetes and Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Their Impact on CVD

MARCH 2023

“It’s extremely important we as health care professionals address diabetes, poor sleep and poor sleep hygiene, and obesity as they are modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease,” says Nishant P. Shah, MD, FACC, a preventive cardiologist at Duke Heart Center, Duke University School of Medicine, in Durham, NC.

Obesity, diabetes and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are considered to be extant and growing public health crises. A wealth of information links these conditions to each other and to increased morbidity, reduced quality of life and death. While managing these conditions that often occur together may be challenging for patients and clinicians, successfully addressing them represents a real opportunity to reduce cardiovascular disease and prevent cardiovascular events.


Opinion: Avoiding War In Taiwan, Mystery Of Dead Britons, Office Irritations

March 13, 2023: A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to avoid war over Taiwan, the mystery of 250,000 dead Britons (9:50) and the small consolations of office irritations (18:20).

Aging: 34% Of The Elderly Feel ‘Socially Isolated’

Changes in feelings of social isolation, 2018-2023

In 2023, one in three adults age 50–80 (34%) reported feeling isolated from others (29% some of the time, 5% often) in the past year. This represents a marked decline compared with the 56% (43% some of the time, 13% often) who felt isolated in 2020, but a greater proportion than the 27% (22% some of the time, 5% often) who reported feeling isolated in 2018.

National Poll On Healthy Aging (March 2023) – More than one in three older adults (37%) reported feeling a lack of companionship (29% some of the time, 8% often) in the past year, compared with 41% (32% some of the time, 9% often) in 2020, and 34% (26% some of the time, 8% often) in 2018.

One in three older adults (33%) reported infrequent contact (once a week or less) with people from outside their home in 2023 (14% once a week, 10% every 2–3 weeks, 9% once a month or less). This rate of infrequent contact was significantly less than the 46% reported in 2020 (19% once a week, 11% every 2–3 weeks, 16% once a month or less), but higher than the 28% reported in 2018 (15% once a week, 7% every 2–3 weeks, 6% once a month or less).


Cover: Claremont Review Of Books – Spring 2023

Claremont Review of Books

Claremont Review of Books (Spring 2023):

He Could Spellbind and Slay

He Could Spellbind and Slay

Is Willmoore Kendall’s constitutional morality still possible?

One King to Rule Them All

One King to Rule Them All

Cyrus should be counted among history’s greatest men.

Remembering the Answers

Remembering the Answers

Lamenting the death of the 

Italy Travel: The ‘Via Di Linari’ Pilgrimage Route

Emilia Romagna Tourism (March 13, 2023) – Walking along the Via di Linari, an ancient pilgrimage route towards Rome (alternative to the Via Francigena) which connects Fidenza to the Linari Abbey, a religious settlement that once stood on the mountain ridge between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.

It was established as a safer route to Tuscany compared to the Via Francigena, and it soon became an important road both for pilgrims on their way to Rome and as a trade route for the city of Parma. Like the  St Vicinio Way, the Linari Way was dotted with parish churches and hospitalia, places where travellers could find shelter from the elements and bandits.

Cambodia Walks: Food Markets In Phnom Penh

Sina NSN Videos (March 12, 2023) – Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants and bars, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around the country. At the city’s heart is the massive, art deco Central Market.

The eight most popular and central markets are Russian MarketCentral MarketOlympic MarketOrussey MarketBoueng Keng Kang MarketKandal MarketOld Market and Night Market.

Most markets have a wide selection ranging from fresh food to clothes to households supplies to motor parts, but the markets still differ a lot and they are specialize in different areas.

The most popular market among expats and tourist is definitely Russian Market, where you can find; souvenirs, handicraft, western sized clothes, handmade silk, fake bags and English DVDs. This is also the market where you will need to bargain the most.

Central Market, which is housed in a beautiful Art-Deco building, is the most spacious and cleanest market in Phnom Penh. Central market has the biggest supply of jewelry and gemstones of all markets and probably the freshest food section. You can also find a lot of shops selling electronics and household electronics around the market.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – March 20, 2023

Sergio García Sánchez's “Pulling Ahead” | The New Yorker
Art by Sergio García Sánchez, March 2023

The New Yorker – March 20, 2023 issue:

What Conversation Can Do for Us

Two figures talking through speech bubbles that weave into one another.

Our culture is dominated by efforts to score points and win arguments. But do we really talk anymore?

There was once a time when strangers talked to one another, sometimes eagerly. “In past eras, daily life made it necessary for individuals to engage with others different from themselves,” Paula Marantz Cohen explains. In those moments of unpredictability and serendipity, we confronted difference. There were no smartphones, message boards, or online factions. Maybe because life moved at a slower pace, and every interaction wasn’t so freighted with political meaning, we had the opportunity to recognize our full humanity. Nowadays, she argues, we are sectarian and “self-soothing,” having fallen out of such practice. What we need is to return to the basics: to brush up on the art of conversation.

A Coup at the WestView News

Newspapers and a highheel shoe sitting on stairs.

A succession battle involving a fight for the patronage of Sarah Jessica Parker threatens to stop the presses at a Greenwich Village newspaper.

The Little-Known World of Caterpillars

An illustrated collection of colorful caterpillars drawn in marker.

An entomologist races to find them before they disappear.

Caterpillars are to lepidoptera—butterflies and moths—what grubs are to beetles and maggots are to flies; they are larvae. Even among nature lovers, larvae tend to be unloved. For every ten butterfly fanciers, there are approximately zero caterpillar enthusiasts. The reason for this will, to most, seem obvious. The worm in the apple is usually a caterpillar.

Conservation: The Farne Islands And Long Nanny In Northumberland, UK

National Trust (March 13, 2023) – In the first episode of The Wild Life, a new series of nature films from the National Trust, presenter Levison Wood explores one of England’s most important seabird colonies. The Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast, have been cared for by the National Trust since 1925 and are a breeding site for 23 species of seabird, including 43,000 puffin pairs.

The islands are also home to grey seals with around 2,000 pups born every autumn. With an introduction from presenter Julia Bradbury, this film explores the Inner Farne, where you’ll see dive-bombing terns, a medieval chapel and a Victorian lighthouse. Levison finds out what life is like for the rangers who had to deal with the devastating impact of bird flu. He also learns more about the work being done to maintain and protect the area’s fragile ecosystem, address the impact of climate change, protect bird nests and monitor species.

Parts of the Farne Islands may be closed to the public and landing on the islands may not be possible due to bird flu. If closures are in place, you can still experience the islands on a boat tour. Please check the website before you visit: Farne Islands | Northumberland | National Trust With your support we can continue to care for coastal places like The Farne Islands.

Donate today and help protect wildlife and nature for future generations. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/supp…

News: Biden Meets EU’s Von Der Leyen, China’s Motives, SVB Bank, Nigeria Fallout

March 13, 2023: What’s China’s standing with the West after US president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet in Washington? Plus: unpacking the Nigeria elections fallout, a roundup of Asia-Pacific papers and all the winners and surprises on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 13, 2023


Regulators Close Another Bank and Move to Protect Deposits

The Treasury, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation unveiled a plan to contain fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, and said taxpayers would not bear the costs.

U.S. Steps In to Protect All Deposits at Silicon Valley Bank

Regulators also moved to contain damage, closing another bank. The Bank of England said HSBC would buy the British subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank.

Ukraine Steps Up Calls for Evacuation of Kupiansk Under Relentless Russian Shelling

Attacks on the northeast town in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine continued on Sunday.

War in Ukraine Puts Centuries of Swiss Neutrality to the Test

The Alpine state makes arms that Western allies want to send to Kyiv. Swiss law bans this, driving a national debate about whether its concept of neutrality should change.

UPenn Accuses a Law Professor of Racist Statements. Should She Be Fired?

Amy Wax and free speech groups say the university is trampling on her academic freedom. Students ask whether her speech deserves to be protected.