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American Heart Association says NASA Astronauts less likely to faint on Earth if they Exercise in Space

 

Findings May Help Others with Fainting Issues

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nearly 50 years after man’s first steps on the moon, researchers have discovered a way that may help NASA astronauts spending prolonged time in space come back to Earth on more stable footing, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“One of the biggest problems since the inception of the manned space program has been that astronauts have fainted when they came down to Earth ,” said Benjamin Levine, M.D., the study’s senior author who is professor of Exercise Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center and director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Former Canadian Astronaut Robert “Bob” Thirsk wearing device which continuously measures blood pressure. (NASA)

Former Canadian Astronaut Robert “Bob” Thirsk wearing device which continuously measures blood pressure. (NASA)

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Keep cool during your summer workout; tips from the American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – You want to keep working out. But the polar vortex cool spell is over, and it’s hot – REALLY hot. Southern summer hot.

Before you decide to take a break until fall, you can still stay fit in summer – with some common-sense precautions from the American Heart Association.
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American Heart Association says many sudden cardiac arrests preceded by warning signs

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.

In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Oregon, more than half had possible warning signs up to a month before their hearts stopped abruptly.

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops due to a failure in its electrical system. Patients can sometimes survive if they receive CPR immediately and a defibrillator is used quickly to shock the heart into a normal rhythm.

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American Heart Association says “The heat is here! Is your heart ready?”

 

Heat is hard on the heart; take precautions and stay healthy

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The calendar says it’s still spring, but the extreme temperatures we’re about to feel this week have moved this item to the top of the weekend agenda: preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health.

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American Heart Association says The heat is here! Is your heart ready?

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The calendar says it’s still spring, but the extreme July temperatures we’re feeling have moved this item to the top of the weekend agenda: preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health.

Heat is hard on the heart; take precautions and stay healthy. «Read the rest of this article»

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Exercise training program improves outcomes in “Grinch Syndrome” patients

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – An exercise training program worked better than a commonly used beta blocker, significantly improving — even curing — patients with a debilitating heart syndrome, according to research published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) — called “The Grinch Syndrome” because most patients have a heart that’s “two sizes too small” — affects about 500,000 Americans, primarily young women. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee OSHA focuses on Heat Stress Awareness

 

Workers Die From Heat Stroke Every Summer and Every Death is Preventable

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee OSHA wants Tennessee workers to be aware of the symptoms of heat stress and heat stroke as temperatures start to rise this summer. Working in the sun and heat can cause heat illness, which can be a matter of life and death.

“The summer months in Tennessee with the combination of heat and humidity can be extremely dangerous for outdoor workers,” said TOSHA Administrator John Winkler. “It is very important for people to be aware of the symptoms and dangers associated with heat stress and heat stroke so they can prevent an injury or death from occurring.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Forget the Cicadas; remember to Beat the Heat

 

Heat is hard on the heart: how to take precautions
 
American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – With the deafening soothing summer roar buzz of cicadas doing our hearts good (or not), we may be distracted away from the real issue these days: protecting our hearts against the extreme hot weather that has suddenly descended on the area.

The American Heart Association wants everyone to stay safe, stay healthy and take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health. «Read the rest of this article»

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