Atlanta, GA – A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), found that current tobacco product use declined among U.S. middle and high school students from 2019 to 2020—driven by decreases in e-cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use.
However, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data analysis also found that about 1 in 6 (nearly 4.5 million) students were current users of some type of tobacco product in 2020.
Fort Campbell, KY – What has four chambers, is about the size of a fist and can mean the difference between life and death? It’s the heart, a vital organ that beats about 100,000 times a day pumping life sustaining blood throughout the body. The human heart is always on duty, pumping 24/7 as long as a person is alive.
Each February is Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to remind individuals about its proper care and maintenance in order to help keep it beating strong.
Nashville, TN – Losing weight, stopping smoking and spending more time with friends and loved ones are all popular New Year’s resolutions. Those resolutions aren’t just good for your health; they can be good for your finances, too.
Studies have shown that living a healthy lifestyle can also save you money on insurance costs and physicians’ bills.
American Heart Association says E-cigarettes take serious toll on Heart Health, Not Safer than Traditional Cigarettes
Dallas, TX – According to new research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019, November 16th-18th in Philadelphia, E-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health — a big concern given the high prevalence of e-cigarettes and perception of e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.
New Orleans, LA – Almost two-thirds of medical students had above-normal blood pressure and were more than twice as likely to experience clinically high blood pressure compared to the general public, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
High blood pressure is typically linked with older age, being overweight, smoking and/or being in general poor health.
Dallas, TX – According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, active duty Army personnel have worse cardiovascular health compared to people of similar ages in the civilian population.
Researchers compared a group of more than 263,000 active duty Army soldiers, age 17-64, who had a health examination in 2012 with a similar group of U.S. civilians participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2011-2012.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 12th – 18th, 2019.
This nationwide initiative brings awareness to the importance of women’s health and empowers women to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier and happier lives.
American Heart Association says Cigarette Smoking associated with increased risk of Peripheral Artery Disease in African Americans
Journal of the American Heart Association Report
Dallas, TX – African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don’t smoke to develop peripheral artery disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of arteries other then those directly serving the heart.
American Heart Association says In-Womb Air Pollution Exposure associated with Higher Blood Pressure in Childhood
Hypertension Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Children who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother’s pregnancy had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution produced by motor vehicles and the burning of oil, coal and biomass, and has been shown to enter the circulatory system and negatively affect human health.
American Heart Association says Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Teens may help prevent Premature Heart Disease
American Heart Association Meeting Report
New 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.
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