After reviewing Senator Lindsey Graham’s and Senator Bill Cassidy’s proposal to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) says it strongly opposes the bill.
Three out of ten American children aged 10-17 are either overweight or obese – something that puts them at increased risk of lifelong chronic diseases, according to the just-released 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH).
Philip Morris International (PMI), the maker of cigarette brands like Marlboro, Chesterfield, L&M, Benson & Hedges and Virginia Slims, announced that it would fund a new non-profit organization aimed at eliminating smoking…cigarettes.
New research shows maintaining a healthy weight throughout life – more so than four other health behaviors studied – is important to help keep blood pressure in check, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco.
Nearly a year ago, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) employee David Martinez saved the life of a co-worker by performing Hands-Only CPR, which he learned from watching an American Heart Association (AHA) training video. Martinez joined about 300 employees as they learned the same two-step lifesaving skill during a training which was provided through the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour presented by the AHA at the New York Transit Museum on Sept. 12.
New research led by American Cancer Society (ACS)researchers finds that after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the percent of uninsured decreased substantially in Medicaid expansion states among the most vulnerable patients: low-income nonelderly adults with newly diagnosed cancer.
A healthy lifestyle benefits your brain as much as the rest of your body -- and may lessen the risk of cognitive decline (a loss of the ability to think well) as you age, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association.
How many steps people should be getting a day? “10,000, of course. Everyone knows that."
But what does taking 10,000 steps do for your body?
To be sure, in general walking more has positive health benefits.
Foot fatigue is a common condition that occurs after you stand or walk for long periods of time. The foot muscles become overly tired and cramp, causing the sufferer to experience pain and begin to limp. Foot fatigue is especially common in a workplace environment where you are on your feet all day as well as in runners.
Many jobs require a whole lot of time on your feet. After a long day of pounding, everything can hurt from heel to toe. Whether you are a nurse, a food server, a chef, a sales person or a construction worker, you know the discomfort and pain that can be caused by sore feet on the job.