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American Heart Association says Black teens from Great Recession may have higher risk factors for Heart Disease, Diabetes

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – African-American teens who lived through the Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have higher risk of metabolic syndrome, a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Researchers studied 328 African-Americans who had experienced the Great Recession of 2007-2009 as 16- and 17-year-olds living in nine rural counties in Georgia with high poverty rates and high rates of death from cardiovascular disease.

Black teens who lived through the Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have higher risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. (American Heart Association)

Black teens who lived through the Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have higher risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Low-Income Patients more likely to take Blood Pressure Medication when Doctor involves them in conversation

 

Circulation: Quality and Outcomes Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The key to getting low-income patients to take their blood pressure medications as prescribed may be as simple as a conversation.

Low-income patients with high blood pressure were less likely to take their medications as directed when their healthcare providers did not use a collaborative communication style or ask them about social issues such as employment, housing and partner relationships, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Quality and Outcomes.

Low-income patients with high blood pressure whose healthcare providers did not use collaborative communication styles or ask about social issues, such as employment and housing, were less likely to take their blood pressure medications as directed. (American Heart Association)

Low-income patients with high blood pressure whose healthcare providers did not use collaborative communication styles or ask about social issues, such as employment and housing, were less likely to take their blood pressure medications as directed. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports African Americans with Healthier Lifestyles had lower risk of High Blood Pressure

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Among African Americans, small health improvements were associated with lower risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

African Americans who had at least two modifiable healthy behaviors at the beginning of the study, compared to those with one or none, researchers found the risk of high blood pressure at follow-up was reduced by 20 percent.

A man checking his blood pressure at an office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

A man checking his blood pressure at an office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

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APSU History Students present new research at Fort Defiance

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Members of the Austin Peay State University History Club recently had the opportunity to present new research related to Fort Defiance at the historical site’s newest event, titled “Fresh Research, New Discoveries.”

A partnership between APSU’s History Club, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society and Fort Defiance, and funded through a Student Academic Success Initiative grant from APSU faculty senate, “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” saw Austin Peay students John Schuler and Jenny Brown explore the histories of African American men and women during the Civil War.

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

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APSU to hold Asanbe Diversity Symposium on March 16th, “Ain’t I a Woman!” to headline

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slated for next month at Austin Peay State University, The Asanbe Diversity Symposium will spotlight the lives of four powerful African American women with a performance of “Ain’t I a Woman!” by nationally acclaimed performance group, The Core Ensemble.

The performance takes place on March 16th at 1:00pm in the Trahern Theatre. A panel discussion will take place at 2:30pm in the Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center. The Asanbe Diversity Symposium is free and open to the public.

Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. (APSU)

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American Heart Association says Caregivers of Black Stroke Survivors spend more time; but report more positive outlook

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Despite providing more hours of care, caregivers of black stroke survivors reported a more positive perception of caregiving than caregivers of white stroke survivors, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The study found black stroke survivors received an average of 11 more hours of care than white stroke survivors. There was little difference in the unmet needs of the black and white stroke survivors.

Black stroke survivors were more likely to have a caregiver and received more hours of help per week. (American Heart Association)

Black stroke survivors were more likely to have a caregiver and received more hours of help per week. (American Heart Association)

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Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve Blood Pressure Control according to American Heart Association

 

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

“High blood pressure is very common, and it is strongly linked to cardiovascular diseases like stroke, heart attack and heart failure,” said Edgar Argulian, M.D., M.P.H., senior study author and assistant professor of medicine and a cardiologist at Mt. Sinai St Luke’s Hospital in New York.

Lack of healthcare insurance and younger age increases the treatment and control gap between these minority groups and whites. (American Heart Association)

Lack of healthcare insurance and younger age increases the treatment and control gap between these minority groups and whites. (American Heart Association)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered Today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – We honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice on this day. The American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, is what Dr. King believed deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place January 5th, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum January 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in January at the Museum are: Cut: An Invitational Exhibition, Christmas Town, Portraits of David Iacovazzi‐Pau, Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, and Utility & Beauty: The Glass of Emmanuel Studio.

Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

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