Hanging out with friends can make kids less sedentary, but having inviting outdoor spaces and nearby parks can help them be more physically active, according to new research.
Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels
Chemicals used in popular flavorings like clove, mint and vanilla that are added to cigarettes, e-liquids and other tobacco products can harm blood vessel cells that help keep the heart healthy, a new study shows.
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High School Confiscates E-Cig, Results in Staff's Nicotine Poisoning
In March 2018 assistant principal, John Conway, for Jamestown High School confiscated an e-cigarette and the e-liquid, also known as e-cigs and e-juice, from a student resulting in an unknowingly dangerous situation.
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Friends get kids off the couch; the outdoors helps them be more active, study suggests
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For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the risk of stroke
Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked – and the number of cigarettes a day can move that risk up or down, according to new research.
FDA begins to look at lowering amount of flavor additives in cigarettes.
With many flavored cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products luring kids and youth, the FDA has begun to consider the restriction of flavorings such as menthol and fruit flavors in such products.
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Put a spring in your step. The new season brings opportunities to reboot, refocus on health
Recently the American Heart Association published an article on easy ways to reboot and refocus on health with some easy tips.
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Meet Nebraska's new Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director, Christy Dreiling
Hello Nebraska! My name is Christy Dreiling and I’m your new Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director. Although I’m new to Nebraska, I’ve worked for the American Heart Association for close to 10 years during which I’ve been a part of many issue campaigns and had the honor of working side-by-side with hundreds of amazing volunteers. In addition to Nebraska, my territory includes Missouri and my home state of Kansas.
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More than 60% of people who try a cigarette become daily smokers
At least three out of five people who experiment with a cigarette end up becoming daily smokers at some point, a new study finds.
Advocate Spotlight: Amy Heuer
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