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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday February 04, 2024 ( 25 items )  

2 common types of antidepressants were safe for most stroke survivors
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Among most ischemic (clot-caused) stroke survivors including those taking anticoagulant medications, use of antidepressants in the SSRI or SNRI class did not increase the risk of hemorrhagic (bleeds) stroke or other serious bleeding events. However, patients taking anti-depressants in combination with dual anti-platelet therapy or DAPT had an increased risk o  more

2024 APTA Leadership Scholars Program Welcomes New Class
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 2 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Physical Therapy Association issued the following news: The APTA Association Leadership Scholars Program, an innovative project that aims to develop future leaders of the association, announced this year's cohort of members selected to participate in a curriculum designed to hone their skills. The 25 PTs, PTAs, and students come from 17 states and the District of Columbia and represent diverse backgrounds, practice settings, a  more

A Joint Statement Against Texas' Cruelty at the Border
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Feb. 3 (TNScapv) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma issued the following joint statement on Feb. 1, 2024, with 24 organizations: * * * Last week the governors of 25 states signed a letter in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's violent border enforcement regime. As residents and affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union in those governors' states, we are compelled to speak out against this misguided and cruel escalation. Our first message is s  more

American Heart Month 2024 brings renewed focus on CPR, urgent need for Nation of Lifesavers(tm)
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 30 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: A new survey conducted by the American Heart Association, which is marking one hundred years of service saving lives, suggests that increased visibility of the need for CPR has had a positive impact on someone's willingness to respond if they are bystanders in a cardiac emergency. However, there remains a significant gap in awareness that emphasizes the urgent need for collaborati  more

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Franklin Graham Launches 10-City, 1,500-Mile God Loves You Frontera Tour
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Jan. 25 -- The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association issued the following news release: Franklin Graham is going to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God's love. The upcoming tour is kicking off with an opening weekend in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 24 and McAllen, Texas, on Feb. 25. The Frontera Tour will visit 10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and going all the way to the Pacific, where it will end in Chula Vista, California. In the Texas Gulf Co  more

Black women with high blood pressure before age 35 may have triple the risk of a stroke
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Black women who develop high blood pressure before age 35 may have triple the odds of having a stroke, and those who develop high blood pressure before age 45 may have twice the risk of suffering a subsequent stroke. The findings, from a study of 59,000 Black women in the U.S., are important for expanding high blood pressure screening and treatment in this hi  more

Drug overdose cardiac arrests involve younger, healthier people than other cardiac arrests
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 31 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: An analysis of cardiac arrest records in a U.S. registry revealed that people with drug overdose cardiac arrests were more likely to be younger, have fewer health conditions and have higher survival rates with better neurologic outcomes compared to people who experience cardiac arrest from other causes. In addition, drug overdose cardiac arrests were less li  more

Experiencing "stroke-like" symptoms may be more traumatic than an actual stroke
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: One month after hospital evaluation for stroke-like symptoms, people whose symptoms were attributed to another condition were 3 times more likely to have increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than people diagnosed with a confirmed stroke. Knowing that the experience of being evaluated for stroke can itself be traumatic may help health care p  more

Experimentar sintomas "similares a los de un ataque o derrame cerebral" puede ser mas traumatico que un ataque o derrame cerebral real
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Puntos destacados de la investigacion: Un mes despues de la evaluacion hospitalaria por sintomas similares a los de un ataque cerebral, las personas cuyos sintomas se atribuyeron a otra afeccion tenian tres veces mas probabilidades de sufrir un mayor riesgo de trastorno de estres postraumatico (TEPT) que las personas diagnosticadas de un ataque o derrame cerebral confirmado. Sabe  more

HACU Webinar: Partnerships to Champion Student Success
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is hosting a webinar titled, "Partnerships to Champion Student Success," on Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. CT. The webinar will be presented by Maria Chavez Brumell, Ph.D., president, and CEO of catch the Next, Inc, Erin Doran, Ed.D., associate professor of higher education at Iowa State, Mario Morin, Ph.D., ful  more

HACU, Google accepting applications for Latinx student Leadership Summit
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 29 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Google will co-host a Latinx Student Leadership Summit at the Google offices in Chicago, Illinois on April 19-21, 2024. Undergraduate student leaders with a passion for technology (i.e., CS, engineering, or tech-related majors/minors) and an interest in developing their leadership skills are encour  more

HFTP Announces Program, Entrepreneur 20X Participants for Digital Horizons 360
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 25 -- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals issued the following news release: Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)) has announced the planned roundtable discussion topics set to be considered at its inaugural Digital Horizons 360 (DH360) Symposium next month in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. An invitation-only, non-sales event, DH360 will bring together dozens of hospitality leaders for roundtable discussions on the technologies set to have   more

Immigration Reform Law Institute: Texas Sheriffs, Counties Defend Border Suit
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 -- The Immigration Reform Law Institute issued the following news release: In a Texas federal district court, a group of Texas sheriffs and counties, represented by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), has filed an opposition to the Biden administration's motion to dismiss their amended complaint, which alleges that the administration's policies of releasing illegal aliens it has apprehended at the border violate federal law. In support of its motion to dismiss, the  more

Las mujeres de raza negra con hipertension antes de los 35 anos pueden presentar un riesgo tres veces mayor de sufrir un ataque o derrame cerebral
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Puntos destacados de la investigacion: Las mujeres de raza negra que desarrollan hipertension antes de los 35 anos pueden presentar tres veces mas probabilidades de sufrir un ataque o derrame cerebral, y las que desarrollan hipertension antes de los 45 anos pueden presentar dos veces mas riesgo de sufrir un ataque o derrame cerebral en anos posteriores. Los hallazgos, procedentes  more

More neighborhood fitness spaces linked to higher physical activity levels after stroke
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Living in neighborhoods with more recreational and fitness centers may influence people's engagement in physical activity during the first year after a stroke. A small study found that people in New York City who survived a mild stroke were more likely to maintain the same level of physical activity as they did prior to the stroke, or even increase that activ  more

National Association for the Self-Employed: New and Updated Tax Rules Taking Effect This Year Can Benefit Filers and Significantly Impact a Small Business' Bottom Line
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 3 -- The National Association for the Self-Employed issued the following news release on Feb. 1, 2024: As a record number of new small business applications recorded over the last three consecutive years, Keith Hall, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encourages all Americans, including those in the small business community, to "prepare ea  more

New clot-busting medication simplified stroke treatment in specialized ambulance
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Compared with the standard medication alteplase, the newer clot-busting medication tenecteplase may offer a safe, effective and simpler way to treat clot-caused stroke in special ambulances called mobile stroke units. Tenecteplase is given in a simpler, single injection into the bloodstream, while alteplase requires an hour-long infusion after an initial injec  more

New evidence informs risk factors, diagnosis and care of patients with CVT stroke
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 29 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association emphasizes the need to increase patients' and physicians' awareness of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) to improve the recognition of this condition and initiate prompt medical treatment. The new statement, Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, published today in the American Heart Association/America  more

Not in Our Names: Joint Statement Against Texas' Cruelty at the Border
RICHMOND, Virginia, Feb. 3 (TNScapv) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia issued the following joint statement on Feb. 1, 2024, with 24 organizations: * * * Last week the governors of 25 states signed a letter in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's violent border enforcement regime. As residents and affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union in those governors' states, we are compelled to speak out against this misguided and cruel escalation. Our first message is simple  more

Red Dress Collection Concert featuring Demi Lovato, Mickey Guyton, Sherri Shepherd kicks off American Heart Month
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Powerful players in music, entertainment, fashion and philanthropy joined the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, to celebrate progress towards health equity, while calling for a renewed commitment to investing in women's heart health in a fashion-forward, musical kickoff to American Heart Month. The Red  more

Risk of dementia was nearly three times higher the first year after a stroke
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: In a large population study conducted in Canada, the risk of dementia was nearly 3 times higher in the first year after a stroke, then fell to a 1.5-times increased risk by the 5-year mark and remained elevated 20 years later. Having a stroke increased the risk of dementia by 80%, even after accounting for other dementia risk factors, such as high blood press  more

Stroke or stroke plus neck artery tear almost doubled risk of heart attack within a year
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: The risk of a heart attack among adults after a clot-caused stroke or a stroke plus a tear in the wall of a neck artery (carotid or vertebral artery dissection) was almost double within the first year compared to the heart attack risk for people who did not have a stroke but were hospitalized with medical events. The medical events included some overlapping sy  more

TikTok LIVE creators rally millions to join the Nation of Lifesavers(tm)
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: The American Heart Association, celebrating 100 years of lifesaving service, engaged 17 creators from across the nation showcasing American Heart Month on TikTok LIVE on Thursday, Feb 1, encouraging millions to join the Nation of Lifesavers(tm) by learning Hands-Only CPR. The Nation of Lifesavers movement intends to double survival rates by 2030 for the more than 350,000 people who  more

Urgent need to address health equity at intersection of American Heart Month and Black History Month 2024
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 2 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Black Americans have the highest incidence of cardiac arrest outside of the hospital and are significantly less likely to survive.[1] Cardiac arrest in Black neighborhoods is associated with alarmingly low treatment and survival rates and recent studies have shown lower rates of both bystander CPR and bystander AED use in these neighborhoods. Recognizing the unique intersection of   more

Where you live may be associated with more successful stroke recovery
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Stroke survivors living in areas with high levels of unemployment, low income, low education levels and poor housing quality had twice the risk of poor recovery after a stroke compared to those living in areas with better conditions. The researchers say this study may help promote awareness of how social determinants of health are as important as clinical var  more