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Understanding The State of Obesity in America

The Problem: The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latinos and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. 42 percent of Latino …

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FDA plan hopes to close health care disparity gap

The  Food and Drug Administration's plan to increase the participation of women, minorities and the elderly in research trials was applauded Wednesday by four health care organizations as

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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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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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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

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Scholarship working to close diversity shortage gap in medicine

Nefertiti Clavon struggles to keep up with rising tuition costs and other college expenses. “There were times I felt I was going to have to leave school because of