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Dallas, TX – Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA).
The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular diseases.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football has some additions and deletions from its roster for Fall 2014.
Joining the team will be a local recruit, Jule Pace, a 6-1, 249-pound defensive end from West Creek High School, and 6-2, 190-pound quarterback Darrien Boone, a Chicago native who is transferring to APSU from Central Michigan. Boone, who redshirted in 2013, will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.
Dallas, TX – A home-based exercise program helped people with clogged leg arteries walk farther and faster, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The program was beneficial even 12 months after participants started the program.
Previously, studies have shown that supervised exercise can improve walking and lessen the symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but this is the first to document the long-term benefits of a home-based walking program.
Fort Campbell welcomes home 115 soldiers from the 227th Quartermaster Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Fort Campbell, KY – Families and friends welcomed home 115 Soldiers from the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), May 4th, as they returned to Fort Campbell, KY.
The Soldiers returned in the middle of the night from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of the U.S. Central Command Materiel Retrograde Element which focused on redistribution, disposal, and retrograde of excess materiel in Afghanistan.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Portable Electric Heaters are being recalled by Dyson Inc. because the heaters can short and overheat causing a potential fire hazard.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Final Team rosters unveiled January 29th
Chicago, IL – McDonald’s has announced its list of high school seniors who have been nominated for the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games, taking place on April 2nd at Chicago’s United Center.
From Clarksville Tennessee, Kenwood High School’s Daniel Norl has been nominated. Norl scored 19 points on Friday, January 10th, 2014 to help Kenwood to a 54-31 win over Rossview High Hawks to stay undefeated. On December 13th, 2013 he scored 26 points to help Kenwood beat West Creek High School 70-48.
Also nominated from the area is Rachel Bell from Creek Wood High School in Cumberland Furnace, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
Effort part of overall Red Cross response to 146 large disasters nationwide
Clarksville, TN – In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, the Tennessee Volunteer Region responded to 932 disasters in the region, part of the 146 large disaster relief efforts led by the American Red Cross in 42 states and territories between January 1st and December 1st in 2013.
Montgomery County, TN – The latest business to celebrate their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification is Budweiser of Clarksville, owned by the Hand family of Clarksville.
Charles Hand, Chairman of the Board of Hand Family Companies, has a history of taking care of the environment. For decades, Hand has been doing his part to keep our community clean. His actions carried over to his family businesses when the Company began participating in the Adopt-A-Highway Program in the early 1990s, and the efforts have been growing ever since.
According to a new survey, people more likely to witness a stroke might not know how to identify one; free app helps people Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.
Nashville, TN – Crystal Wall was having a typical chat on the phone with her sister Chassity Anderson — until her sister’s phone abruptly crashed to the floor and her words suddenly became slurred.
Anderson, 37, was having another stroke.
“Because my sister had suffered from stroke before, I recognized the warning signs and knew to call 9-1-1,” Wall said. “I know stroke is something that can happen to anyone at any time and if it does, you have to act quickly. The longer you wait, the worse it can be.” «Read the rest of this article»
Dallas, TX – Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published in Circulation.
“We’re talking about a paradigm shift from only treating biomarkers — physical indicators of a person’s risk for heart disease — to helping people change unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, unhealthy body weight, poor diet quality and lack of physical activity,” said Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and a professor of preventive medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago. «Read the rest of this article»
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