Having the blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into one’s 70s is possible but difficult in Western culture, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Hypertension.
“For the most part, it’s not genetic factors that stiffen the body’s network of blood vessels during aging. Modifiable lifestyle factors – like those identified in the AHA’s Life’s Simple 7 – are the leading culprits,” said study author Teemu J. Niiranen, M.D., research fellow at Boston University School of Medicine, Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, Massachusetts.
CPR is going high tech. Starting in January 2018, the American Red Cross will incorporate feedback devices with its Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in an effort to enhance training.
"Use of CPR feedback devices will improve course participants' chest compression rate, the depth of their compressions and their hand position." said Richard N. Bradley, MD, FACEP, member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and chair of its Resuscitation Sub-Council.
Add veggies. Subtract sodium in soups. Use a squirt of lemon. These were among the winners in , the American Heart Association’s (AHA) first-ever #BreakUpWithSalt “hack” contest – an effort to generate tips, tricks or hacks for reducing sodium in processed and restaurant foods.
Although most Americans who responded to a recent poll said that being fit and looking good were very important to them, most of those said they were not in good shape. That contradiction surfaced in a survey recently by Reportlinker, which set out to determine attitudes towards fitness and exercise.
We all learned in science class that homeostasis is the self-regulating process by which our bodies maintain stability. One of the most important functions of homeostasis is the regulation of body temperature, which is called thermoregulation.
More than 80 percent of people in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed what the World Health Organization (WHO) deems safe.
Poor air quality can lead to the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma, the WHO said.
Whether it’s a graduation party, a family reunion or a neighborhood cookout, celebrating with food is a tradition. While you’re planning menus and buying supplies, take steps to ensure that the food you’ll be serving is safe and pathogen free.