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Cardiovascular-related deaths higher for U.S. Hispanics who live in counties with higher Hispanic populations
Study Highlights: U.S. Hispanics who live in areas heavily populated by Hispanics face more cardiovascular death than those who live in more diverse counties. Compared with counties that had the lowest Hispanic populations, those with the highest had 60 percent more Hispanic mortality from cardiovascular disease (215.3 vs. 134.2 per 100,000). Counties with higher Hispanic populations may face more socioeconomic disadvantages, a lack of access to quality health care, and language barriers.
Study Highlights: The majority of firefighters who died from cardiac arrest had autopsy confirmed evidence of coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries, and structural abnormalities, including an enlarged heart and increased wall thickness...
Study Highlight: A new rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru.
Study Highlights: Anxiety, depression and other mental distress was associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among adults ages 45 or older, even after factoring for lifestyle behaviors and disease history. The associations were slightly stronger for stroke among women than men. The risk of a heart attack was higher than expected among men ages 45 to 79 with high levels of mental distress.
More than 10 million in U.S. using e-cigarettes: more among men, LBGTQ individuals, those living in the South and West and those under age 35
DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2018 — New research estimates that 4.5 percent of adults in the U.S. currently use e-cigarettes. That equates to more than 10.8 million e-cigarette users, most of them — 51.2 percent — under the age of 35 and about 60 percent are men. Those data come from an analysis of national self-reported health behaviors.