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2014-08-21 23:02:03

More than 300 attended the 112th National Medical Association's Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The W. Montague Cobb/ NMA Health Institute, celebrating its 10th anniversary and a national voice in the elimination of health disparities, honored three outstanding leaders in health disparities during the 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Distinguished honorees included: John Ruffin,...

2014-07-15 10:23:15

American Heart Association American Heart Association Scientific Statement A first-time comprehensive overview of cardiovascular disease among Hispanics in the U.S. outlines the burden of heart disease and stroke as well as emphasizes the importance of culturally appropriate healthcare for this population. The American Heart Association scientific statement is published in the Association's journal Circulation. Hispanics represent the fastest-growing racial or ethnic population...

2014-04-08 10:51:48

A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center reviews research that suggests that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease among older African Americans may be two to three times greater than in the non-Hispanic white population and that they differ from the non-Hispanic white population in risk factors and disease manifestation. The study results will be published in the April 7 issue of Health Affairs. “The older African American population is growing at a rapid...

2014-03-26 08:30:17

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Joining other Healthcare.gov Champions of Change, the African American Health Alliance released a PSA to promote prevention and care benefits of the Affordable Care Act Law (Obamacare). The PSA highlights screening and preventions services as well as how to sign up by the March 31(st) deadline to get coverage that provides access to quality medical care and prevention benefits through the health insurance marketplaces. In...

2014-03-03 20:21:33

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Joining other Healthcare.gov Champions of Change, the African American Health Alliance released a new PSA to promote prevention and care benefits of the Affordable Care Act Law (Obamacare) on March 3, 2014 9AM. The PSA highlights screening and preventions services as well as how to sign up by the March 31(st) deadline to get coverage that provides access to quality medical care and prevention benefits through the health...

2014-02-28 14:02:50

A SDSU professor leads the most comprehensive study ever conducted on Hispanic and Latino health. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, released the largest and most comprehensive health and lifestyle analysis of people from a range of Hispanic/Latino origins. The data will enable individuals, communities, and policy makers to tailor better health intervention strategies. “This study lays the foundation for future research on the...

2013-05-20 23:18:44

Apps help underserved and minority women take control of their health (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE announced the winners of the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color Challenge. A first-of-its-kind effort to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, the winning apps will help women of color prevent and fight cancer.     The winning apps, Big Yellow Star, Broadstone Technologies,...

2013-04-22 14:13:20

A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis. In findings published online in Nature Genetics on April 14, 2013, researchers at National Jewish Health, the University of Colorado and several other institutions found a number of genes associated with host defense, cell-cell adhesion and DNA repair, which provide clues to possible mechanisms underlying this currently untreatable disease. "This...

2013-04-15 14:04:09

The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Population Health researcher Kira Taylor, PhD, and her team today (April 14, 2013), published their findings in Nature Genetics. The study involved more than 70,000 men and women of...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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