Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis

It's still a mystery — what's causing the cluster of severe respiratory illnesses among people who've used e-cigarettes? The FDA says there have been at least 215 reported cases in 25 states. Nearly three dozen of those cases are in New York state, and investigators there say they are now zeroing in on vitamin E as a possible culprit. Health officials say state lab tests detected high levels of vitamin E in cartridges of cannabis vaping products used by people who vaped and suffered serious l...
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Mixing less than 6 hours of sleep with chronic disease is deadly combo

If you're a middle-aged adult with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or existing heart disease and you typically sleep less than six hours each night, you could be setting yourself up for cancer or an early death from heart disease.  That's the discomforting results of a study that sleep-tested 16,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 74 and then tracked their health for 20 years.
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Down Syndrome Awareness and the Buddy Walk

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. We can learn all about our history. We have a right to speak out about what it’s like to have Down syndrome and to learn the real story of people like us.  October 12th finds Boise hosting the Buddy Walk.  Click on the photos...
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National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.  Get involved and urge people to choose physical therapy (#ChoosePT) to improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.
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Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?

The immune system's response to the Western diet is similar to how it reacts to infection by dangerous bacteria, according to new research led by the University of Bonn in Germany and published in the journal Cell.  Another disturbing result of the study is that, in the longer-term, a Western diet can make the immune system become hyper-responsive to inflammation triggers.  According to the findings, even changing to a healthful diet does not seem to undo the damage.  For more details, click on ...
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Your Health Questions Answered

Do you have a pressing health related question? Email us at tissuerelease@gmail.com and we will post an answer as soon as possible. Sometimes the question will require greater research time, so stay tuned for the reply. #AmericanHeartAssoc   #AHealthBlog    #ChoosePT    #62DegreesPT
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Possible link between e-cigs and lung disease…

There are new warnings this morning about a possible link between severe lung disease in teenagers and e-cigarettes and vaping. Minnesota is now the third state where serious lung injuries have been reported in the last month. Four cases in the state involved 16- to 18-year-old teenagers. CBS News spoke with the chief medical officer at Children's Minnesota, who described a pattern of cases with a similar but unusual path. Anna Werner reports.
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2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.

If you're searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging, look no further than the closest mirror. One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body: https://www.businessinsider.com/best-exercises-slow-aging-brain-health-2018-5
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Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

A little bit of alcohol has been shown to be protective of heart health. But how does drinking influence cancer risk? A new study finds that light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely — even lower than people who don't drink at all. But here's the rub: In this study, "light" drinking is defined as one to five drinks per week.
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Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Do you often wonder what your blood pressure numbers mean? Doctors call them systolic (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure. Knowing both is important and could save your life. When your heart beats, it squeezes and pushes blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. This force creates pressure on those blood vessels.  This is your systolic blood pressure. The diastolic reading,  is the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats. Thi...
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