January is National Radon Action Month, when the EPA encourages all Americans to test their homes for radon. Exposure to radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Test your home and make 2017 a safer and healthier year.
“January is the time when we remind everyone to ‘test, fix and save a life.’ That’s because lung cancer due to radon can be prevented by testing, and if needed, fixing your home. It’s a simple and important way to help safeguard your family’s health,” said Jon Edwards, Director of EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air.
Heart-related deaths spike during Christmas, but the effect may have nothing to do with the cold winter season, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The assortment and quantity of supplies included in a first aid kit were chosen based upon a review of increased workplace incidents requiring first aid treatment, similar international standards and current practices in treating injuries.
If your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier meals, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a new resource for you.
The AHA has created an online recipe hub where you can find more than 350 heart-healthy recipes, along with nutritional information, and more than 100 short videos that highlight cooking techniques, hacks and tips.
A new study reveals a startling trend in U.S. public health: stroke – a condition usually associated with older people – is striking those between the ages of 35 and 39 at more than twice the previous rate.
A new report from the American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association identifies ten ways to help health care providers, policy makers and patients prevent sudden cardiac death which results from sudden cardiac arrest.
“Don’t Guess. Test.” Is the slogan for a campaign underway to inform people with lung cancer and their physicians to about comprehensive genomic testing and its potential to expand treatment options for the patient.
The American Heart Association (AHA) says the evidence is clear: added sugars are a detriment to heart and brain health, sugary drinks are the top single source of added sugars in the American diet and children are consuming ten times the amount of sugary drinks recommended.
First responders, Homeland Security officers and others whose jobs involve safeguarding the public are increasingly arming themselves with radiation detection devices that can help them deal with hazardous materials events or acts of terrorism.