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With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls and proximity to strangers, how can you protect yourself from COVID-19 in a public bathroom?
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:49 pm
Among more than 1,900 patients with COVID-19, 1.6% suffered a stroke, versus 0.2% of nearly 1,500 patients seriously ill with flu, researchers found.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:18 pm
Even if you are home all day, you still can get a full workout. Try these at-home fitness fixes.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:51 pm
One marker, called thrombomodulin, was linked with survival among all patients. Measuring thrombomodulin might help doctors better treat patients, the researchers say.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:43 pm
The American Pyrotechnics Association, which represents the fireworks industry, says overall sales are breaking records.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:31 pm
Exercising and socializing linked to better health as people age.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:28 pm
There are record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., with several states in the South and West driving the resurgence. Texas has closed its bars, California has closed its restaurants in some counties, and some beaches in Florida are closed.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:12 pm
These stereotyped views are a result of implicit bias that people don't admit when asked directly, the researchers noted.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:38 pm
A majority of just over 1,000 respondents said they used some type of alternative therapy, including marijuana, vitamins, herbs and minerals, plus mind-body therapies like exercise, mindfulness, massage and various diets.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:34 pm
United and American airlines, along with Southwest and Delta, require all passengers to wear cloth face masks or any high-tech masks while on the plane. American goes further by saying passengers must bring their own face masks and must comply with airport rules about wearing a mask.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 9:15 pm

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American Heart Association

DALLAS, July 2, 2020 — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials worldwide are working tirelessly to slow the spread of COVID-19 by making evidence-based recommendations to the public, collaborating with health systems to provide...
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2020 — The House of Representatives today passed the INVEST in America Act as part of H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health,...
Posted: July 1, 2020, 9:45 pm
Research Highlights: A study of African Americans in Mississippi shows an association between experiencing discrimination over a lifetime and developing hypertension (also referred to as high blood pressure). African Americans who reported medium and...
Posted: July 1, 2020, 9:00 am
Research Highlights: Children with impaired microvascular health developed higher systolic blood pressure over the course of a four-year study. Narrowing of retinal arteries in children who began the study with normal blood pressure predicted...
Posted: June 29, 2020, 9:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2020 – The Trump Administration filed its brief in the health care lawsuit before the Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. The American Heart Association, the world’s...
Posted: June 26, 2020, 7:10 pm
HOUSTON, June 26, 2020 – The American Heart Association’s Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards, sponsored by Marathon Oil Corporation, announced today that coaching legend Howard Schnellenberger will receive the 2021 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award,...
Posted: June 26, 2020, 4:00 pm
DALLAS – June 23, 2020 – About 22% of people with heart disease struggle with depression[i] and according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, depression alone costs the U.S. economy an estimated $210 billion per year, with...
Posted: June 23, 2020, 2:00 pm
Research Highlights: People newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were more likely to die within five years if they developed heart failure. People newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who develop heart failure had the highest risk of death compared...
Posted: June 23, 2020, 9:00 am
Statement Highlights: Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring at home or in a non-clinic setting is an evidence-based approach for hypertension diagnosis and treatment. Adding SMBP monitoring to BP measurement in the office is cost-effective...
Posted: June 22, 2020, 1:02 pm
*CORRECTION, 6/22/20, 3 p.m. CT: The estimated number of cardiovascular events that could be prevented with an absolute sugar content tax is 1.8 million. Research Highlights: A simulation model details how different taxing strategies for sodas and...
Posted: June 22, 2020, 9:00 am

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