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Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The study’s results add to the growing evidence that exposure to smoking from […]

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults

Parents experience post-traumatic stress disorder after child’s stroke

Parents of children who have suffered a stroke can experience post-traumatic stress disorder, and the children show signs of clinical anxiety, factors that could interfere with treatment and outcomes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

A preliminary study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital […]

February 12th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Poll finds most parents support higher school nutrition standards

A majority of parents favor strong national nutrition standards for food and drink sold at schools, according to a poll released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association.

In addition, the poll found that parents would also like to see salt […]