Queen Latifah Raises Awareness Of Symptoms Of Heart Failure

first_imgHeart failure (HF) kills thousands of people each year. But, the chronic, progressive condition can be managed if it’s diagnosed and treated early.Queen Latifah asks American to learn more about heart failure by taking the What the HF? quiz.The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, is making it easy for people to test their heart failure knowledge while learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of HF through a new interactive quiz that asks, “What The HF?”Video: Take our “What the HF” Quiz – Message from Queen LatifahThe quiz is the latest addition to the Rise Above Heart Failure initiative, launched in 2015 by the Association. Rise Above Heart Failure is nationally supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.“What the HF?” is a new, interactive, digital call to action to educate everyone on how to spot symptoms of HF in themselves and their loved ones and what to do about them. To get involved in the Rise Above Heart Failure initiative:• Get started: Find the quiz at RiseAboveHF.org • Get smart: Take the “What the HF?” quiz • Get social: Share the quiz with 5 people you love, in recognition of the 1 in 5 Americans who will develop HF sometime in their lives, so they can ask “What the HF?” too.Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and television producer Queen Latifah, the spokesperson for the Rise Above Heart Failure campaign, knows first-hand the importance of understanding the symptoms and treatment for heart failure. She’s the primary caregiver for her mother, Rita Owens, who is living with the condition.“My mom’s heart failure diagnosis was a shock to our family,” Queen Latifah said. “We thought she was just getting older and we didn’t know heart failure’s signs or symptoms. I’m challenging Americans to join me in taking our new ‘What The HF?’ quiz on RiseAboveHF.org. In caring for my mom, I’ve found knowledge is power when it comes to managing her health and this is an easy way to learn more and share with others. And, if you recognize any of the symptoms in yourself or a loved one, talk to your doctor right away.”Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart can’t pump blood efficiently enough to meet the body’s needs. More than 6.5 million Americans are living with HF and more than 308,000 people die from it each year. One in five people will have heart failure in their lifetime with nearly a million new cases diagnosed each year.But, the condition is manageable if it’s diagnosed early. Making sure patients and their families recognize symptoms and talk to a doctor to get on an appropriate treatment plan is critical.“Awareness is a key to battling heart failure in the U.S.,” said Kathy Magliato, M.D., AHA spokesperson and cardiothoracic surgeon in Los Angeles. “With projections showing more than 8 million people will be living with heart failure within the next decade, it’s worrisome that patients and their caregivers often don’t understand what they need to know to prevent, detect and manage heart failure.”Heart failure symptoms can include: • Shortness of breath, • Persistent coughing or wheezing, • Buildup of excess fluid in body tissues (edema), • Fatigue, • Lack of appetite or nausea, • Impaired thinking, or • Increased heart ratelast_img read more

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Low Blow Antonio Smith Uses Incognitos Helmet Against Him

Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith is in big trouble with the NFL for ripping Richie Incognito’s helmet off and using it as a weapon against the Miami Dolphin.The NFL is expected to rule on the matter Tuesday. Smith may be suspended for up to two preseason games, and fined by the league.The incident happened in the second quarter of Saturday’s game, when Incognito was attempting to block Smith. Incognito grabbed the face mask of Smith, who responded by snatching Incognito’s helmet off and swinging it at his head.After the game, Smith blew off any questions regarding the matter.“Next question,” he told reporters after the game. “I kind of took a blow to the head. I can’t remember.”Smith and Incognito have a history of getting into physical altercations during games. ESPN reports that Smith was fined $21,000 last season for kicking Incognito. That  penalty was reduced to $11,000 after Smith’s appeal, which he claims is based on his retaliation to Incognito for intentionally twisting his ankle. read more

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EVACUATION ORDER FOR SALT CAY AND MIDDLE CAICOS REMOVED

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Doctor, nurse and entrepreneur from Texas are the three drowned in Middle Caicos Six Senses Resort and Spa returns for another try at Salt Cay, Cabinet considers the concept TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #middlecaicos, #SaltCay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 12, 2017 – Providenciales – His Excellency the Governor Freeman today, September 12, 2017 lifted the Evacuation Order for Salt Cay and Middle Caicos and as such residents are free to return to these islands.While electricity services were restored on the island of #MiddleCaicos yesterday, #SaltCay remained without electricity or public water services.   The Government is in constant communication with Fortis and Public Works Department to resolve these matters in the shortest time possible.   However, in the meantime, residents returning to Salt Cay are advised that these services are not available at this time.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Backstage diaries

first_imgBollywood actor and theatre personality, Anupam Kher recalled his student days at the National School of Drama (NSD) when he visited the campus last week for the 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav. He held an interactive session with the students where he talked about a gamut of issues. He addressed a group of students, answered their queries and gave them suggestions to improve their acting skills as well as hone their talent better for the real struggles of the world. Excerpts: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On actingI was not from an acting background. I didn’t even know that they are actually books that can teach you acting when I enrolled in NSD. I realised later on that anyone who can lie can act. After all, that is all you do. If you can lie convincingly, you can act. Acting is the only course where your mind has to do the least work. You don’t have to decide how your limbs will go, how should you react to a situation because all that is predefined for you. So the most important thing is to use your memory. You remember your triggers, what makes you cry or laugh and then use the memory to get that emotion. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn learning Here at NSD, I had classmates like Anant Desai who were immensely talented and even though I was great friends with them, I had always considered them competition.  (To the students) this is the phase in your life where you make new friends, you want to hang out with them, and unfortunately many of you will lose focus because of that. You end up forgetting why you came here; you lose focus and become mediocre. The important thing is to retain your individuality and that is what is crucial when you go to the film industry. As a student, be hungry, lonely and frustrated and that will help you achieve your dreams. Dream big and be uncomfortable with your current situation. Even today, I don’t consider my Bollywood contemporaries my competition; my competitors are Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.  On free speechFreedom of speech comes with responsibility. However much I may want to be funny it is important to follow your own instinct. I haven’t seen the AIB Roast so I can’t comment on it, but what I can say is that it is easy to make someone laugh on abuses. We have to consider the country we live in. If you make fun of women on stage it goes straight to women who are harassed in small towns. I saw this young kid abusing another kid in Hindi when asked about why he was abusing the boy replied ‘I am not abusing you, I am roasting you’. Is that what we want?last_img read more

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