Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational

Chicago, Illinois - Children whose parents spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or other screen are more likely than other children to have excessive screen-time habits, as well as associated risks for heart and blood vessel disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

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Moms’ pre-pregnancy weight impacts risk of dying decades later

Chicago, Illinois - Adults whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy have a dramatically elevated risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

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Vital exhaustion may raise risk of first-time cardiovascular disease

Chicago, Illinois - Fatigue, increased irritability and feeling demoralized - a combination known as vital exhaustion - may raise the risk of first-time cardiovascular disease in otherwise healthy men and women, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

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