For Shame! – wehearthealthliteracy – Medium

Alt: A small crowd of supporters cheer on their fellow doodle. They shout things like, “You rock!” and “You can do it!” Here at We ❤ Health Literacy Headquarters, we talk a lot about how to empower people to improve their health. We love encouraging folks to take positive steps toward a healthier life. But, dear […]

A positive mindset can help your heart – Harvard Health Blog

Can being positive protect against heart disease? Yes! There is a lot of evidence suggesting that having a positive outlook — like being optimistic, cheerful, having gratitude and purpose in life — can be heart-protective. Researchers in the UK looked at psychological characteristics of over 8,000 people, and found that those who scored high on […]

Health Matters: Preventing cardiovascular disease

The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, and reduce the health inequalities associated with CVD, over the next 10 years. […]

Three teen suicides in eight months have devastated this Midwest village

(iStock) In June, the death of 16-year-old DeAnte Bland jolted the rural village of Kingsley — population 1,600 in northwest Michigan. Four months later, 14-year-old Kayden Stone’s death sent shock waves again through the close-knit community. Then, Shealynn Pobuda, also 14, died in early February and the community met its breaking point. Eight months, three […]

FDA launches tougher oversight of supplements

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, announced new efforts Monday to boost regulation of dietary supplements. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it planned to beef up oversight of the sprawling, $50-billion-a-year dietary supplements industry, warning that the sector’s explosive growth has resulted in risks […]