Thursday 28 Aug 2014

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Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites. While the gender gap may be narrowing, differences by race may be increasing, according to new research in the American Heart …

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Dr. Willie Lawrence driven to make an impact on high blood pressure

 Dr. Willie E. Lawrence Jr. is surrounded every day by the potential impact of high blood pressure -- the rampant suffering caused by heart disease and stroke. But it’s

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Over 160 teens, parents learn CPR

More than 35 years after the Bee Gees’ hit song was featured in the movie Saturday Night Fever,  “Stayin’ Alive” is still a hit. That’s because it’s a great

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Study backs guidelines: People with hypertension should get top number below 140

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what treatment guidelines currently recommend -- people with high blood pressure should get their top number below 140. Getting that top

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Hispanics cut medication adherence gap after Medicare Part D launch

Hispanics have reduced the gap with whites in taking prescribed heart medicines since the 2006 launch of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit called Medicare Part D, according to a

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Rev. Michael O. Minor preaches the gospel of healthy living

When Rev. Michael O. Minor moved back home to the Mississippi Delta, after 10 years in Boston, he noticed something alarming. People were dying. “I was doing a funeral almost

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African-Americans can receive individualized snapshot of cardiovascular risk

For the first time, African-Americans can receive an individually tailored snapshot of their cardiovascular risk, and both heart attack and stroke risk can be measured at the same

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Black men raised by single parent had higher blood pressure as adults

African-American men raised in single-parent households in Washington, D.C., had higher blood pressure as adults than men raised by two parents, according to a study in the American Heart

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New study shows lack of sleep could affect heart health for blacks

Blacks, especially those with professional jobs, are less likely than whites to get more than seven hours of sleep a night, according to a new Harvard School of

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by