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Heart health as young adult linked to mental function in mid-life
March 31, 2014

Heart health as young adult linked to mental function in mid-life

Study Highlight: Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is associated with lower cognitive function in mid-life.
Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing
March 24, 2014

Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

Study Highlights: A battery-sized, wireless pacemaker was safe and effective in early testing. The smaller leadless device may reduce the risk of complications that occur with traditional pacemakers.
Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens
March 20, 2014

Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

Study Highlights: Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods show signs of faster cell aging. Lowering sodium intake may be an easier first step than losing weight for overweight young people who want to lower their risk of heart disease.
Virtual conferencing effective weight management intervention
March 20, 2014

Virtual conferencing effective weight management intervention

Study Highlight: People participating in a virtual evidence-based group weight management intervention lost more weight than those in a control group.
Ruling with an iron fist could make your child pack on pounds
March 19, 2014

Ruling with an iron fist could make your child pack on pounds

Study Highlight: Kids whose parents are demanding but not emotionally responsive are about one-third more likely to be obese than kids whose parents set healthy boundaries, are affectionate and discuss behavior.
Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake
March 19, 2014

Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake

Study Highlights: A behavioral intervention that taught adults to use herbs and spices instead of salt led to a decrease in sodium consumption compared to people who tried to reduce sodium on their own. Adults taking part in a 20-week behavioral intervention consumed 966 mg/day less salt than their self-directed counterparts.
Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight
March 19, 2014

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

Study Highlights: Deaf adults successfully lost weight in a program using American Sign Language. The study is the first randomized trial of a weight-reduction and lifestyle-change program in deaf ASL users.
March 17, 2014

Expert Consensus Document Outlines Recommendations to Improve Quality and Safety as Increasing Number of PCIs Are Performed Without On-Site Surgical Backup

WASHINGTON, D.C., and DALLAS (March 17, 2014) – The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality protocols, according to an expert consensus document released today and written by a committee representing the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The document outlines steps hospitals can take to provide the safest possible environment for PCI when the facility does not provide cardiac surgery as a backup should complications occur.
Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife
March 12, 2014

Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife

Study Highlights: Pregnant women may face an increased risk of early heart disease if they develop gestational diabetes. Early screening and intervention is important to identify later heart disease risk for these mothers, researchers said.
Bread, cereal drive U.K. children’s high salt diet
March 10, 2014

Bread, cereal drive U.K. children’s high salt diet

Study Highlights: Children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt, with a third of it coming from breads and cereals. In the largest U.K. study to date measuring children’s salt consumption, researchers found that teens ate more salt than that country recommends for adults. On average, kids in all age groups eat more salt than the American Heart Association recommends.
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