Dallas, TX – Four major institutions are banding together in a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.
The Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Centers — funded by a $15 million grant from the American Heart Association — is designed to help people live longer, healthier lives. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association says lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging tests is low for most children; more complex tests may raise risk
Dallas, TX – Radiation from standard X-rays is relatively low and doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most young children, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 who had surgery for heart disease at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Their operations required almost 14,000 imaging procedures, including X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and cardiac catheterization procedures using video X-rays called fluoroscopies. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association reports many Breast Cancer Patients don’t get treatment for Heart problems
Baltimore, MD – Only a third of older breast cancer patients saw a cardiologist within 90 days of developing heart problems, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.
Breast cancer patients with heart problems who saw a cardiologist were more likely to receive standard therapy for their heart failure than those who did not see a heart specialist, the study found. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.
So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.
Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.
Clarksville, TN – Hundreds filled the grounds of the Hilldale Baptist Family Life Center Athletic Field in support of a celebration of life; in the collective fight for more birthdays, and that of hope for a cure and in a massive show of courage and support of the numerous cancer patients and survivors in Clarksville-Montgomery County.
Held on Saturday, May 17th, cancer survivors, family members, friends, caretakers and supporters braved the unseasonably cool evening weather gathering for what has become a tradition in Clarksville.
Family-friendly Activities for All Ages
Clarksville, TN – In the midst of global change and economic recovery, on the home front families continue to be affected by cancer, touching lives in communities across the country. An equal opportunity disease, various forms of cancer affect both the young and old, people of all ethnicities, on all socio-economic levels.
These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society—a part of Clarksville for many years—critically important. Local volunteers are a huge part of a nationwide effort to save lives from cancer, but additional people are needed for the progress to continue.
Effort to eliminate daylight savings time was turned back
Nashville, TN – Despite suggestions this bill, had widespread support across Tennessee, the State Government Committee defeated this proposal to eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Tennessee.
During discussions on the bill, various legislators raised concerns about the impact on commerce in our state, in addition to creating unnecessary confusion. In order to appease critics, an amendment was offered that would have exempted East Tennessee from the proposal, which would have created a two hour time difference in certain parts of the state.
The bill was ultimately defeated. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennesseans Urged to Protect Skin, Eyes from Sun Damage
Nashville, TN – As the hours of daylight increase and spending time outdoors beckons, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds sun seekers to protect their skin and eyes with the international “Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide” message. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the color of the week and beyond, marking American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.
National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th, a day when everyone wears red to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. In Tennessee, about 9000 women die each year from cardiovascular disease. Yet up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.
Supports ACS and Challenges More Community Involvement
Clarksville, TN – Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone this year, the struggle for survivors, caregivers, families and friends, and the need for support continue year round. Breast Cancer awareness is not just for the month of October at the Clarksville Athletic Club (CAC).
In fact, “we give all year long and are very proud of it, and this month we donated $800.00 for this wonderful cause in helping to find a cure for Breast Cancer.” stated Cheryl Berardo, Retention Director. As a community we all have responsibility for health (fitness) and wellness.
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