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American Heart Association says small weight gain can raise Blood Pressure in Healthy Adults

September 22, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Many people understand the health dangers of large amounts of extra body weight, but researchers in this study wanted to see the impact of a small weight gain of about five to 11 pounds.

Naima Covassin, Ph.D.

Naima Covassin, Ph.D.

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American Heart Association says restricting Calories may improve Sleep Apnea, Blood Pressure in Obese People

September 20, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, TN – Restricting calories may improve obstructive sleep apnea and reduce high blood pressure in obese adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

People with sleep apnea may experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times per hour or more while sleeping. It prevents restful sleep and is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), stroke and heart failure.

Sleep Apnea - Woman wearing CPAP. (American Heart Association)

Sleep Apnea – Woman wearing CPAP. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent in 2006-11

September 14, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

March 31, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or obese, may slow down the cellular aging process that plays an important role in the development of heart disease,” said Haidong Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of pediatrics at Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA.

Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens
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American Heart Association says U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs

March 29, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of a stroke, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions.

The study is also published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke. [Read more]

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

March 29, 2014

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.

Researchers followed a nationally representative group of 37,577 Canadian children aged 0 to 11. [Read more]

American Heart Association says Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

March 27, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – A group of deaf adults using American Sign Language in a healthy lifestyle program successfully lost weight, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.

In the first randomized trial of lifestyle modification or weight reduction with deaf people using American Sign Language (ASL), participants had moderate improvements in their weight and level of physical activity after a 16-week program.

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

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American Heart Association reports spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake

March 26, 2014

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Teaching people how to flavor food with spices and herbs is considerably more effective at lowering salt intake than having them do it on their own, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.

Reduction in Salt Consumption Recommended. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Reduction in Salt Consumption Recommended. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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Fitbit Recalls Force Activity-Tracking Wristband Due to Risk of Skin Irritation

March 13, 2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Fitbit recalls Force Activity-Tracking Wristband. Users of the product can develop an allergic reaction to the casing causing skin irritation.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband recalled.

Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband recalled.

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Tennessee Department of Health says HIV/AIDS is still here, still preventable

December 1, 2013

World Aids Day is December 1st, 2013

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The world changed dramatically in 1981. IBM sold its first personal computer loaded with MS DOS software. The space shuttle Columbia made its inaugural flight. MTV brought music videos into living rooms.

Just when it appeared technology was making life better for nearly everyone, doctors in San Francisco, CA were baffled by an illness that defied all known treatment. That frightening, incurable disease would soon become known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.

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