Washington, DC - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data came from Porter Novelli’s Summer Styles, a national survey that found 66 percent of adults 18 and over were strongly or somewhat in favor of banning the sale of all tobacco products in retail pharmacy stores:

Dallas, Texas - For patients age 50 and younger, the risk of premature death after a heart attack has dropped significantly, but their risk is still almost twice as high when compared to the general population, largely due to heart disease and other smoking-related diseases, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Yuma, Arizona - On Thursday, September 16th, the Foothills Library will host “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,” from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This free educational workshop is presented by the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Washington, DC - After an extensive review of the latest scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is requiring class-wide changes to drug labeling, including patient information, to help inform health care providers and patients of the serious risks associated with the combined use of certain opioid medications and a class of central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs called benzodiazepines.

Washington, DC - Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, according to study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.