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.
American Heart Association reports Middle-aged Tooth loss linked to increased Coronary Heart Disease Risk
American Heart Association Meeting Report
New Orleans, LA – Losing two or more teeth in middle age is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, 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.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5th-9th, 2018 renewing the call to each and every Tennessean to be part of our state’s celebration of Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.
“The impacts of tobacco and nicotine addiction in Tennessee go beyond the damage done to the health, quality of life and incomes of people using these products, most of whom got addicted as youth,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
Clarksville, TN – I’ve just come out of the Christmas holiday with much optimism. I enjoyed great time with family and friends, and I’m expecting a new grandson most any day now.
But what I’m most excited about is that we’ve just had the Winter Solstice which means, the days are getting longer. For bikers, there isn’t anything more exciting than having more daylight to ride.
That doesn’t mean that the winter temperatures will cooperate, but hey, we’ve got gear for that.
I always feel rejuvenated after the holidays. It’s a great time to “refresh” our own personal “browsers” and make plans for the coming days and weeks.
American Heart Association reports High Blood Pressure redefined for first time in 14 years: 130 is the new high
American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines
Anaheim, CA – High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade.
The guidelines are being published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure.
Circulation Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Men develop a type of irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beat to move blood effectively.
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