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Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Obesity and physical inactivity aren’t just health issues for our country. They’re a threat to national security.

That’s the contention of a new study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and potentially, a way to focus more attention on the need to improve […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

SimpleScience@Heart: Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. soldiers

About half of U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries have significant complications — including constricted blood vessels and increased blood pressure in the brain.

Traumatic brain injury is a “hallmark” of recent military conflicts, affecting nearly one-third of wounded soldiers, researchers say.

Using ultrasound records from soldiers who had a traumatic […]

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