Cox proportional-hazards modeling was utilized to adjust for baseline imbalances with respect to prior or no prior stroke or transient ischemic attacks, absence or existence of diabetes mellitus, presence or lack of heart failure, age, sex, and background or no history of coronary artery disease or peripheral arterial disease. A prespecified analysis was performed based on the baseline CHADS2 rating of the patients. Scores on the CHADS2, an index of the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, range from 0 to 6, with higher ratings indicating a greater threat of stroke.We aren’t making improvement, that’s for sure, stated Foltz, a CDC epidemiologist. However, the analysis was completed before a new wave of government attempts to promote home and community gardens also to expand the sale of fruits and vegetables at stores. A survey planned for 2011 ideally will show an improvement, she said.. Air Medical Group acquires REACH REACH Medical Holdings LLC, parent firm of REACH Surroundings Medical Services with headquarters in Santa Rosa, has been acquired by Air Medical Group Holdings wholly, Inc.