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AHA News: Can Social Connection Aid Heart Health in African-American Community?

Print this page WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — For black adults, connecting with neighbors could do much more than create a sense of community — it also might be good for their heart. A study presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions… Read More »

Medicare is driving health care spending as baby boomers age, study says – Bangor Daily News

Aging baby boomers will consume an ever-larger share of the nation’s health care spending over the coming decade, regardless of the success of Democrats running for president with ambitious plans to broaden Medicare. The number of people covered through Medicare – and spending on the federal insurance program for older and disabled Americans – is… Read More »

Medical News Today: How does smoking affect people with asthma?

People with asthma may wonder how smoking conventional cigarettes or using electronic cigarettes can affect the condition. Cigarette smoke can trigger asthma symptoms. Despite this, in the United States, 21 percent of people who have asthma currently smoke, compared with 16.8 percent of people who do not have asthma. This article discusses how smoke, second-hand… Read More »