Dallas – People with metabolic syndrome – an aggregation of factors such as high blood pressure and obesity that increase the risk of heart disease – raise their risk of death from heart disease or stroke if they sleep less than six hours a night, according to a recent study from the American Heart Association.
Ann Arbor, MI – Women who struggle to maintain a positive attitude toward exercise should try to adjust their mindset so they consider all movement – not just intense activity – valid and worthwhile, according to researchers from the University of Michigan.
Washington – Inexperienced teen drivers hit the road in greater numbers during the summer months, raising their likelihood of being involved in a deadly car crash, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Baltimore – Activity levels among older adolescents are “alarmingly low” and by age 19 compare to those of 60-year-olds, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Leawood, KS – Many men don’t follow their doctors’ advice, despite an increase in chronic conditions, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Chicago – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is stressing the importance of taking proper precautions during summer thunderstorms in recognition of the National Weather Service’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 18-24).
Boston – People who do not have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder brought on by consuming the grain protein gluten, should not be encouraged to follow a gluten-free diet, according to a recent study from Harvard Medical School.
Minneapolis – People consume most of their dietary sodium through commercially processed and restaurant foods, meaning “telling patients to lay off the salt shaker isn’t enough,” according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Washington – As summer heats up and children spend more time outdoors, the American College of Emergency Physicians is reminding parents and caregivers to keep safety in mind when supervising kids at the playground.