This paper reviews the latest science around one of the newest classes of products entering the tobacco control landscape – electronic cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), providing an overview on design, operations, constituents, toxicology, safety, user profiles, public health, youth access, impact as a cessation aid, […]
While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products.
The American Heart Association – which […]
STORIES FROM THE HEART: In Chase’s memory, family teaching others to know risks of sudden cardiac arrest
Around midnight at the end of a busy day, 16-year-old Chase Morris felt a bit dizzy.
So even though friends were still hanging out and playing ping pong outside, Chase headed inside to sleep.
A few minutes later, a friend found Chase on the ground and unresponsive.
While his mother called an […]
The American Heart Association is reaching out to new audiences, including the hip festival of music and film, South by Southwest, one of the largest and most influential gatherings in the country.
AHA CEO Nancy Brown is making a bid to be a presenter at the gathering March 13-22, with […]
Amy Steinbrech spent the last night of 2012 with family. She enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, then they all hung out and watched a movie.
Early on the first morning of 2013, the 40-year-old public relations specialist was in the bathroom and realized she couldn’t turn off the […]
Excessive sodium consumption is having a dire health impact on people around the world, killing about 1.65 million people globally each year from related cardiovascular diseases and stroke, according to a new study released Thursday.
The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at a range of […]
Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was tingling and he felt confused.
Sherry recommended that Ryan go see the nurse. Meantime, Sherry headed to the school, thinking Ryan – […]
With a degree from Missouri State in sports medicine, and as the owner of CrossFit Springfield, Jeremy Mhire knew all about performing CPR.
He’d never used those skills, though – not until his wife needed her life to be saved.
It was April 2008, and Jeremy, Jenny and their 8-week-old son […]
Q. What did the British Medical Journal article say about dabigatran/Pradaxa and its manufacturer?
The journal released a report questioning whether drugmaker Boehringer-Ingelheim fully disclosed all it knew about how doctors could possibly lower the risk of bleeding side effects of Pradaxa by measuring blood levels or the anti-clotting effects […]
Taking her 9-month-old son Caden for a routine checkup, Xochitl Ayon wondered about the best vaccination schedule and development milestones such as when he should start pulling up.
A much bigger concern soon followed. What initially was diagnosed as a heart murmur turned out to be a troublesome piece of […]