Latest African Americans Stories

2013-12-12 12:08:19

In the first study to look at racial and ethnic differences in dementia risk among older adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that dementia was much higher among Native Americans and African-Americans and lowest among Asian-Americans. The study, published in Diabetes Care, included a group of more than 22,000 patients aged 60 or older who were members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry. Dementia was diagnosed in 3,796 patients (17.1 percent of the...

2011-07-14 07:30:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of recent, comprehensive research supported by Transitions Optical revealed that the majority of Americans are not taking the proper steps to care for the health of their eyes, and that awareness of both short- and long-term effects of UV exposure on vision is remarkably low. The results also indicated that overall awareness about eye health is even lower among certain ethnic groups, including Hispanics, African Americans and...

2011-07-12 10:37:00

ATLANTA, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young announced today that Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African-American audiences, will debut on Monday, September 26 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time. "September 26 will be an important milestone as we launch the first-ever independently owned and operated broadcast television network featuring African Americans," said Mr. King III. "Beginning...

2011-07-01 06:53:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Studies have shown that African Americans are at a greater risk of heart attacks, but what causes this? According to a recent study, African Americans have greater levels of non-calcified plaque consisting of buildups of soft deposits deep in the arterial walls. This type of plaque is more vulnerable to rupturing and causing blood clots which could lead to a heart attack or other cardiovascular event. Joseph Schoepf, M.D., professor of radiology and medicine and...

2010-09-02 11:09:18

On average, a lower blood pressure goal was no better than the standard blood pressure goal at slowing progression of kidney disease among African-Americans who had chronic kidney disease resulting from high blood pressure, according to results of the African-American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK), the largest and longest study of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African-Americans. However, the blood pressure goal did benefit people who also had protein in the urine, which is...

2010-08-05 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 12th annual Victory Over Diabetes event, hosted by the American Diabetes Association (the Association), will take place in Atlanta on August 7, featuring Eli Lilly and Company's Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative and campaign spokesperson, R&B sensation Angie Stone. This free day-long event offers educational workshops and culturally relevant resources that empower African-Americans to better...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.