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4 Your Health: smart phones don't make teens happy but community involvement does; off hours a bad time to have a heart attack

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Patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrest on nights or weekends are less likely to survive than those who have a heart attack during daytime hours.

That's according to a new 15 year study. Between 2000 and 2014, survival from all in-hospital cardiac arrests improved by nine percent. But patients who had heart attacks on nights or weekends were about four percent more likely to die than daytime heart attack patients.

Experts say the gap is likely due to hospital staffing and the impact of shift work on doctors and nurses.

Involved teens more successful

Another new study finds community involvement in the teen years may have long lasting benefits.

Researchers at Wake Forest University found teens who voted, volunteered or were active in a cause got more education and made more money as adults. Voting and volunteering were also linked to better mental health and fewer risky behaviors.

Teenagers do not get happiness from their smartphones.

A new study found teens who spent more time on social media, texting, or video chatting, were unhappier than those who played sports and spent time with friends.

In fact, the happiest teens used digital media a little less than one hour per day.

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