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“Princesses: Long Island” reality TV star Ashlee White survives three strokes


By 2013, Ashlee White had become a minor celebrity as the tiny, high-heel wearing star of Princesses: Long Island, the Bravo reality TV series about single Jewish women that had the whole island abuzz.

Before the first season ended in August that year, White revealed to […]

Heart screening: What about young non-athletes?


Preventing sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes is grabbing headlines as state legislatures and the NCAA tackle the issue with new urgency. But a big group of people is missing from the growing debate: young people who don’t participate in sports, and who die from […]

August 31st, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Pulse oximetry screenings save lives of babies with congenital heart defects

Screening for congenital heart defects with pulse oximetry identified newborn babies with previously unsuspected critical congenital heart defects, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014. Babies with undetected CCHD have a significant increased risk of disability or death.

About nine of every 1,000 babies are […]

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While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to restrict e-cigarette exposure.

While the FDA already regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, relatively new e-cigarettes are still under […]