Dallas, TX – Cognitive abilities such as memory and attention are not only important after a stroke but also before; according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Previous studies have shown poor cardiovascular health can increase the risk of cognitive impairment such as problems in memory and learning. However, the opposite idea that cognitive impairment may impact cardiovascular health, specifically stroke, was not established before.
New State Law on ‘Overdose Antidote’ Naloxone Use Now in Place
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health’s Vital Statistics office today released data on 2013 drug overdose deaths in the state. The 1,166 fatalities last year involved prescribed and illegal drugs, unintentional and intentional overdoses, and compares with 1,094 overdose deaths in 2012.
In each of the last two years, more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee than in either motor vehicle accidents or homicides or suicides*.
*Source: Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records «Read the rest of this article»
Dallas, TX – Adults who watch TV for three hours or more each day may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“Television viewing is a major sedentary behavior and there is an increasing trend toward all types of sedentary behaviors,” said Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., the study’s lead author and professor and chair of the Department of Public Health at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. “Our findings are consistent with a range of previous studies where time spent watching television was linked to mortality.”
American Heart Association reports processed Red Meat linked to higher risk of Heart Failure, Death in Men
Dallas, TX – Men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.
Processed meats are preserved by smoking, curing, salting or adding preservatives. Examples include cold cuts (ham, salami), sausage, bacon and hot dogs.
Nashville, TN - Most Tennesseans have never seen an animal with rabies or known a family who has lost a loved one to the deadly disease.
While that’s a testament to vigorous statewide rabies vaccination efforts that started in 1954, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents this disease could make a comeback if people become complacent. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association says New Guidelines aim to improve care for Babies with Heart Problems in the Womb
American Heart Association Scientific Statement
Dallas, TX – Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.
The statement, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease, is published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation.
Clarksville, TN – This morning, April 23rd, 2014, Clarksville Police Department Officers responded to a disturbance at Miller Town Apartments, Apt 1005, at 395 Jack Miller Boulevard. Police discovered Nancy Lowry with multiple stab wounds. She later died from her injuries.
The investigation by the Clarksville Police Department Homicide Unit has resulted in the arrest of 21 year old Joshua Glenn Black of Clarksville for the stabbing death of Nancy Lowry.
American Stroke Association says Weather changes may be linked to Stroke Hospitalizations, Death Rates
San Diego, CA – Stroke hospitalization and death rates may rise and fall with outdoor temperature and dew points, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.
Researchers studied a sample of 134,510 people who were 18 or older when admitted to hospitals in 2009-10 for ischemic stroke — a stroke caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow in or near the brain. They then obtained temperature and dew point data during that period. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Late Friday evening, January 3rd, 2014 at 11:31pm, the Clarksville Police Department responded to an Ambulance call on Aurora Drive.
Allen Fary, 23 years of age and a Fort Campbell soldier, was unresponsive and CPR was initiated. Mr. Fary was then transported by Montgomery County EMS to Gateway Medical Center where he died. This is an ongoing investigation.
There is no further information at this time.
Washington, D.C. – Gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that can poison or kill someone who breathes too much of it.
Larger boats, such as houseboats, sometimes have generators that vent toward the rear of the boat. This venting poses a danger of CO poisoning to people on the rear swim deck or water platform.
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