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Where you live may impact heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People living in deprived neighborhoods have a higher risk of heart failure regardless of their socioeconomic status, according to a new study.

Past research has linked heart failure with a person’s individual socioeconomic status, a general term which includes income, education and occupation. But the new […]

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, multicultural, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Where you live may impact heart failure risk

Study author: Conventional CPR education efforts should intensify for children

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Education efforts to teach bystander CPR should intensify in minority communities, according to the lead author of a recent study that showed Hispanic and African-American children were less likely to get CPR with breaths, which had improved survival compared to compression-only CPR or […]

CDC: U.S. Hispanics live longer than whites and blacks

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Hispanics in the U.S. live at least three years longer than black and white Americans, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life expectancy for someone born in 2014 was 81.8 years for Hispanics, compared with 78.8 years for […]

Black women have higher rates of high blood pressure

More black women have high blood pressure than black men and white men and women, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

In a study of 70,000 people in the 12 southeastern states — referred to as “The Stroke Belt” because of higher stroke incidences — the […]

December 30th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Black women have higher rates of high blood pressure

Tedy’s Team: Boston Marathon survivors run for stroke survivors

Dan Foley wondered who could be calling his cell phone since his family and friends knew he’d be at about Mile 25 of the Boston Marathon.

“I ignored it the first time,” Foley said. “But when it went off again, I took it out of my armband.”

It was his wife, […]

November 14th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tedy’s Team: Boston Marathon survivors run for stroke survivors