Study identifies cardiovascular risk factors that may lead to pregnancy problems for first-time moms

A new study of first-time pregnant women found risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity and elevated blood sugar, can put expectant moms at higher risk for pregnancy complications and gestational diabetes and also lead to increased chances of high blood pressure, or hypertension, two to seven years after giving birth. The findings, which […]

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Researchers answer call to improve sleep for firefighters to boost performance and safety

A team of investigators at the University of Kansas is collecting data and designing interventions to improve the quality of sleep for firefighters and paramedics in the Lawrence Douglas County Fire-Medical Department. For these first responders, better sleep could improve their quality of life and boost their performance as they encounter life-and-death situations. The stressful […]

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