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Efforts continue to understand societal impact on health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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For decades, researchers have been piecing together the unfortunate reality that wide-ranging societal factors affect people’s health.

It’s still too early to know precisely how these things impact heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.

But, as work continues to fully understand these relationships, […]

Mexicano-estadounidenses podrían recibir rehabilitación de menos intensidad después de un ataque cerebral

Por AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Un ataque cerebral puede desgraciar la vida de una persona, al causar impedimentos que obligan a los supervivientes a volver a aprender a hablar, a caminar o a realizar actividades diarias, como cocinar y vestirse. Por eso se recomienda la rehabilitación para ayudar a cientos de miles de estadounidenses a recuperarse.

Pero un estudio reciente sugiere que es […]

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Mexican-Americans may get less intense stroke rehab

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Life after a stroke can be marred by significant impairments, with survivors having to relearn how to speak, walk or carry out day-to-day activities such as cooking and getting dressed. That’s why stroke rehabilitation is recommended to aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of […]

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Anti-smoking campaign one of century’s best

A campaign dedicated to wiping out youth smoking was named one of the top 15 ad campaigns of the 21st Century by Advertising Age on Jan. 12. Cigarettes are the leading preventable cause of death, killing nearly half a million Americans a year and leaving 16 million others suffering […]

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Sleep apnea more common in people with stroke-related brainstem injuries

People whose strokes affected their brainstems had a significantly higher prevalence of sleep apnea than those whose stroke affected other parts of the brain, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Sleep apnea is marked by interrupted breathing during sleep and can lead to […]

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New kit launches for CPR training in schools

The CPR in Schools Training kit, a hands-on, interactive kit that allows educators to prepare more students, teachers and families to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation is now available from the American Heart Association.

The kit provides training in 30 minutes or less, using a “practice-while-watching” approach. Students learn Hands-Only CPR with an inflatable manikin and training DVD, […]