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American Heart Association says Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Teens may help prevent Premature Heart Disease

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Bariatric surgery is predicted to cut in half the risk of premature heart disease and stroke in teens with severe obesity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

The researchers used a model based on research from the Framingham Heart Study that predicts the likelihood of heart disease events over a 30-year period.

For teens with severe obesity, the predicted 30-year risk of having a heart disease event, such as a heart attack or stroke, could be cut in half one year after bariatric surgery, according to a modeling study. (American Heart Association)

For teens with severe obesity, the predicted 30-year risk of having a heart disease event, such as a heart attack or stroke, could be cut in half one year after bariatric surgery, according to a modeling study. (American Heart Association)

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In spite of extraordinary progress, more needs to be done to save Women from Heart Disease, says American Heart Association CEO

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C.American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and co-author of the study “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Cardiovascular Disease in Women” published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, issued the following comments:

“Cardiovascular diseases cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. That’s why the American Heart Association first brought this critical issue to light through the creation of the Go Red For Women™ movement in 2004.”

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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American Heart Association reports Overweight and obese people are burdened by cardiovascular disease at younger ages

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationPortland, OR – People who are overweight or obese may live as long as or less than those of healthy weight, but they experience cardiovascular disease at an earlier age and live longer burdened by the disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.

Overweight and obese people have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease in their lifetime. (American Heart Association)

Overweight and obese people have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease in their lifetime. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Proactive strategies for promoting good heart health should begin at birth, yet most American children do not meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal childhood cardiovascular health, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“Instead of taking a wait-and-see approach by treating disease later in adulthood, we should help children maintain the standards of ideal cardiovascular health that most children are born with,” said Julia Steinberger, M.D., M.S., lead author of the new statement, professor in pediatrics and director of pediatric cardiology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. (American Heart Association)

Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville’s Title Boxing Club sponsors the Public Safety Health Challenge

 

Teams – The Clarksville Police Department, Clarksville Fire & Rescue, and the Clarksville Dispatchers

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Public Safety Health Challenge is a six week weight loss challenge between three different Clarksville public safety departments sponsored by Title Boxing Club in Clarksville.

The teams are the Clarksville Police Department (CPD), Clarksville Fire and Rescue (CFR), and the Clarksville Dispatchers. The Challenge started on November 3rd, 2014 and will end on December 14th, 2014.

Heavy Weight Championship Belt to be given to winning department.

Heavy Weight Championship Belt to be given to winning department.

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American Heart Association says Young Hispanics often Obese, at higher risk for Heart Diseases

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, 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.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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BACH offers wellness engagement during Week of the Eagles Community Fair

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, Ky – Week of the Eagles is a perfect time for you, your Family and friends to engage in healthy living. The Community Fair Saturday, May 17th from 11:00am to 4:00pm is a great time to engage in fun activities while learning how to increase your healthy living goals as the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital team sponsors the Wellness Fair. The Wellness Fair is part of the greater Community Fair and the days’ activities are open to everyone.

BACH offers wellness engagement during Week of the Eagles

BACH offers wellness engagement during Week of the Eagles

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American Heart Association says ruling with an iron fist could make your child pack on pounds

 

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – If you’re rigid with rules and skimpy on affection and dialogue with your kids, they have a greater chance of being obese, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.

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Health, fitness ideal New Year’s Resolutions

 

Written by David Vergun

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Working out or losing weight often tops the list for New Year’s resolutions — with varying degrees of success experienced by those who do.

Those resolutions can be achieved painlessly, and, people don’t have to wait until 2014 to get started, according to a family medicine doctor at Madigan Army Medical Center in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, or JBLM, Wash.

Dr. (Col.) John O’Brien, who is also chief of Operational Medicine, is convinced he knows what he’s talking about because he said it worked for him.

Dr. (Col.) John O'Brien poses for a photo a few months ago with his wife Karen and son Thomas, who is 11. Karen is now serving as a surgeon in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Dr. (Col.) John O’Brien poses for a photo a few months ago with his wife Karen and son Thomas, who is 11. Karen is now serving as a surgeon in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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APSU is one of seven colleges to receive National Grant

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is one of seven universities in the U.S. chosen to receive an inaugural $150,000 national grant to propose efforts that will increase the number of students receiving degrees.

The University was named to the Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) grant program, an initiative managed by the nonprofit organization Educause with support from the League for Innovation in the Community College and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. «Read the rest of this article»

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