Thursday 02 Oct 2014

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Kaiser Permanente awards $2.55 million grant to AHA

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, has awarded a $2.55 million grant to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve  blood pressure control for African-Americans in two U.S. cities over a three year period. The program will depend […]

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New Jersey becomes 19th state to require CPR in Schools

Laurie Heavener was talking with another mother outside her daughter’s Girl Scout meeting in Randolph, New Jersey, when her eyes rolled back in her head and she collapsed

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Poll finds most parents support higher school nutrition standards

A majority of parents favor strong national nutrition standards for food and drink sold at schools, according to a poll released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the

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Report shows obesity disparities disproportionately affect African-Americans, Hispanics

A new analysis of weight statistics nationwide shows how the rate of obesity disproportionately affects African-Americans and Hispanics, with much of the disparity hinging on economics and access

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South Carolina: Stroke hospitalizations up for some blacks

Stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged blacks is increasing in South Carolina — highlighting the need for intervention among younger, high-risk groups, according to new research published in the American

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Community program helps lower blood pressure among minorities

Minorities using a community-based program significantly lowered their blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions. Researchers assessed the

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Marcus “Elder Mac” McFarlin wins Most Powerful Voices singing competition

After months of competition, Marcus “Elder Mac” McFarlin has won the national Most Powerful Voices singing competition that’s helping raise awareness about stroke. McFarlin is a contemporary gospel artist from

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Spreading the word about hypertension through Check. Change. Control.

After her brother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 57, Hazel E. Riley and her siblings felt a call to action. They wanted to

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Sixteen scholarships awarded to support diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of  minority  healthcare professionals in hopes

Simple Science @Heart: Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure

Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says. Continued high