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Risk for Premature Adult Death Up With Childhood Lower Respiratory Infection

Those with lower respiratory tract infection during early childhood have increased risk for dying from respiratory disease by age 73 years

2020 to 2021 Saw Increase in Maternal Mortality Rates

Rate was higher for non-Hispanic Black versus non-Hispanic White women and also increased with age

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower CVD, Mortality in Women

Reduced risk for CVD incidence, total mortality, coronary heart disease seen for women with higher adherence

ACC: Healthy Sleep Pattern Cuts Risk for Premature Death

Healthy pattern includes seven to eight hours of sleep nightly and sleeping through the night without sleep medications

Long-Term PM₂.₅ Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Events

Increased risk for incident AMI, IHD mortality seen with exposure to PM2.5 at moderate versus low concentrations

ACC: 1999 to 2020 Saw National Decrease in Heart Attack-Related Deaths

Reduction also seen in racial disparities for heart attack deaths, although rates remain higher for African Americans

High Cardiovascular Health Tied to Longer Life Expectancy Free of Disease

For those with high cardiovascular health level, no significant difference seen in disease-free life expectancy based on socioeconomic status

ACC: Overly Restrictive Sodium Harmful in Heart Failure

Risk for in-hospital mortality increased for individuals with heart failure in low dietary sodium group versus usual care

Frailty Screening Initiative Beneficial Before Elective Surgery

Implementation of initiative associated with increased referrals for frail patients and reduced postoperative mortality

24/7 Sobriety Monitoring Cuts Risk for Death in Half

Mortality rate within five years of drunk driving arrest lower for participants in a 24/7 alcohol monitoring program