cardiovascular disease

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety

Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look. Common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing global issue. They reduce overall wellbeing and life…

Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

Although marijuana may have some benefits, its use could cause health issues for older people with cardiovascular disease. One case, in particular, is sparking some questions. In recent years, the legalization of marijuana has become more widespread.Some people use the drug recreationally, while some use it to relieve chronic pain…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and young adults have alarmingly high suicide rates and are at greater risk for suicide contagion and cluster formation than other age demographics.  This CE course provides research on suicide clusters and contagion in…

E-cigarettes popular among smokers with existing illnesses

Current and former smokers suffering from illnesses like chronic lung or cardiovascular disease are more likely to use e-cigarettes, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine In the U.S. more than 16 million people with smoking-related illnesses continue to use cigarettes. According to a new study in the American Journal…