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CDC: 2021 to 2022 Saw Increase in U.S. Life Expectancy

Increase in life expectancy seen for males and females and for American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic, Black, Asian, White populations

Coronary Heart Disease, Especially With Early Onset, Linked to Dementia

Younger age of onset linked to higher risks for incident all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia

Impacts of Gestational Weight Gain Seen 50+ Years Later

Gaining more than now-recommended amounts of weight increased risk for death from heart disease and diabetes

Filtration of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Mitigates Its Impact on BP

Mean diastolic and systolic BP were higher at one hour for unfiltered drives versus drives in vehicle with HEPA filter

Long-Term Exposure to ADHD Meds Linked to Increased Risk for CVD

4 percent increase in risk for CVD seen in association with each one-year increase in ADHD meds across 14 years of follow-up

Decline in Excess Mortality Seen in First Decade After Quitting Smoking

Former smokers had little to no excess cardiovascular mortality at 20 to 29 years after quitting smoking

American Heart Association, Nov. 11-13

By Beth Gilbert HealthDay Reporter The annual meeting of the American Heart Association was held this year from Nov. 11 to 13 in Philadelphia and...

2015 to 2018 Hypertension Prevalence Nearly 50 Percent in the United States

Prevalence of stage 2 hypertension was about 30 percent; approximately 70 percent received treatment

Aquatic High-Intensity Interval Training Aids Exercise Capacity for Chronic Conditions

Benefits similar to land-based high-intensity interval training

Mean Platelet Volume Linked to Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

MPV ≥10.2 fL independently associated with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality