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2013-09-20 23:03:09

Houck, of Campbell, Calif., is being honored by Brown & Toland Physicians at 11:40 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2013 in Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, during the American Heart Association Heart Walk. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 After a blocked artery nearly ended his life, Jeffrey Houck swapped out cigarettes, fast food and energy drinks for daily exercise and healthier meals. For his exceptional effort to turn his health around, Brown & Toland Physicians...

2013-09-13 13:16:44

American Heart Association Meeting Report Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers tracked the growth and blood pressure of 1,117 healthy adolescents from Indianapolis for 27 years, starting in 1986, and found: During childhood, 68 percent of the kids were a normal...

2013-09-13 11:12:43

American Heart Association Meeting Report Children with one or more high blood pressure readings were about three times more likely to develop the condition as adults, in a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. After accounting for age, gender and weight, researchers found a direct link between high blood pressure readings during childhood and high blood pressure in adulthood: -The rate of high blood pressure during...

2013-09-13 11:11:22

Measuring sodium in a child's urine may help doctors identify those at risk for having high blood pressure later in life, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. In a small study, researchers used a new protocol to quickly screen 19 children who were 10-19-year-olds. Researchers found that of the eight who retained sodium seven had high blood pressure. The inability to properly excrete sodium in the body can...

2013-09-10 23:21:58

American Heart Association recognizes St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman health centers for efforts to improve employee health. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Humililty of Mary Health Partners Fit-Friendly gold for 2013. The designation recognizes HMHP for creating fit-friendly worksites where employees are encouraged to be physically active and where healthy food options are available. The award acknowledges...

Five Percent Of American Children Suffer From Severe Obesity
2013-09-10 15:06:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published statement in the American Heart Association journal Circulation warns about the health consequences for ‘severely obese’ children – a newly defined risk class. "Severe obesity in young people has grave health consequences," said lead author Aaron Kelly, a researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. "It's a much more serious childhood disease than obesity." He added that the rate...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.