Monthly Archives: December 2017

Unmarried heart patients face higher risk of death

By | 2017-12-21T18:44:23+00:00 December 21st, 2017|BHC in the News|

Journal of the American Heart Association Report December 20, 2017 Categories: Heart News Study Highlights: Compared to married heart disease patients, being unmarried was associated with a higher risk of dying. This is the first study to show an association between marital status and death from any cause and heart disease-related death in a high-risk heart [...]

Starting this week, tobacco companies must run court-ordered ads telling the truth about their lethal products

By | 2017-12-21T18:39:47+00:00 December 21st, 2017|BHC in the News|

“Corrective Statements” are reminders of industry’s wrongdoing and need for strong action to win the fight against tobacco November 20, 2017 Categories: Advocacy News , Media Alerts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking [...]

High blood pressure redefined for first time in 14 years: 130 is the new high

By | 2017-12-21T18:36:25+00:00 December 21st, 2017|BHC in the News|

November 13, 2017 Categories: Scientific Statements/Guidelines Highlights High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement. That is a change from the old definition of 140/90 and higher, reflecting complications that can occur at those [...]