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America’s food security problem and how to fix it

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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In South Dallas, the heart health statistics are grim. More residents die from heart disease and diabetes than elsewhere in the city, and being hospitalized for high blood pressure is much more common.

The Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas is among the poorest, with […]

Policymakers put money toward initiatives that should encourage healthy habits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

City leaders and policymakers around the nation are getting behind measures meant to encourage healthier habits.

In New York City, millions have been earmarked to beef up physical education in public schools. In Massachusetts, policymakers have funded improvements to encourage an active transportation lifestyle. And Los […]

New Orleans set to go smoke-free

New Orleans passed an ordinance Thursday prohibiting smoking in most indoor public places, including bars, restaurants and casinos.

The ordinance improves on Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act of 2007 and creates smoke-free indoor public spaces in New Orleans, known for its entertainment and convention business.

“I applaud the New Orleans City Council […]

January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |2 Comments

CPR training now required to graduate high school in Louisiana

Louisiana has become the 17th state to pass a law requiring all high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than 1 million graduates who will be equipped with this lifesaving skill every year.

The legislation was passed unanimously by the Legislature and signed into law by […]