Research Roundup: Fried Foods And Your Heart; Life Support; Health Care Use By Latinx Children; And More

Susan S. Johnson

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.


The Washington Post:
Fried Foods May Taste Good, But They Up Your Chance Of Having Major Cardiovascular Problems, Such As A Heart Attack, By 28 Percent 


Regularly eating fried foods — french fries, fried chicken and the like — ups your chance of having a major cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke, by 28 percent, according to new research. Published in the journal Heart, the report also notes that the more you eat, the greater your risk, with each additional weekly serving

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Coronavirus vaccine clinics target Ohio’s at-risk communities, fight health care inequity

Susan S. Johnson

Ohio is working to vaccinate at-risk communities as part of efforts to battle health care inequities in the state, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday.



a man wearing glasses: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine holds up a mask, urging Ohioans to wear them, during a news conference Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Patterson Homestead in Dayton. JIM NOELKER/STAFF


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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine holds up a mask, urging Ohioans to wear them, during a news conference Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Patterson Homestead in Dayton. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

The state is working with faith-based groups, Federally Qualified Health Centers and local health departments to create pop-up vaccine clinics in those communities.

Coronavirus: Governor, wife receive first dose of vaccine in Jamestown

Multiple local health departments, including in Montgomery County, are prioritizing

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Yoga and taking care of your body: What’s for dinner?

Susan S. Johnson

Yes, I am a yoga enthusiast but a far cry from being a vegetarian. I am a cowgirl at heart, work cattle and eat meat. Some may consider it a spiritual contradiction. In my humble opinion, diet is about moderation and what works for your own body. As you know, food is fuel for your body, and if you put bad fuel in such as carbs, sugar, alcohol your body will not run well.

In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar writes, “A vegetarian diet is a necessity for the practice of yoga.” A few pages later he qualifies his statement

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10 easy ways to take care of your mental and physical health during lockdown

Susan S. Johnson

The country is now in its third national lockdown, which although unprecedented, this has enabled people to find new routines and adapt to spending the majority of their day under one roof.



a woman sitting in a living room


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However, with working from home and homeschooling turning your sitting room into an office and a classroom, you might be finding it difficult to disconnect.

Nearly 90 percent of children and young people have felt isolated at some point during the pandemic, while the number of adults feeling lonely has almost doubled.

Whether you’re surrounded by family or spending most of your

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