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Nearly one in two Americans has cardiovascular disease—but simple lifestyle changes can combat this.

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 14, 2019 12:42:54 PM

From Valentine’s Day to American Heart Month, February is about matters of the heart. And with recent research revealing that nearly half of all Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, now is the perfect time to learn more about heart health.[1]

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Tags: smoking, patient, lifestyle, exercise, Cardiovascular disease, Valentine's Day, Blood Vessels, Coronary artery disease, healthcare professional, Heart attack, Lungs

High-school vaping is up by 78%, and the FDA is taking action

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 27, 2018 12:11:45 PM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to limit the sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to youth.[1] The new laws sequester electronic nicotine delivery systems in stores, requiring retailers to keep these products in areas inaccessible to teenagers. Effectively, this bans e-cigarette sales in convenience stores and gas stations, but not in specialty stores.

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Tags: smoking, Youth, Tobacco, FDA, Vaping, Media Literacy, e-cigarettes, Highschoolers, Teenagers

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Early screening for lung cancer gains momentum

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 12, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Every year, over 150,000 people in the United States of America die of lung cancer, making lung cancer by far the leading cause of cancer death.[1] One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it often eludes detection until too late to save the patient. 80% of lung cancer patients are only diagnosed once their cancer has reached stage III or stage IV, by which point surgery is off the table.[2]

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Tags: prevention, smoking, lung cancer, early screening, liquid biopsy, death

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