Topic: African American
Dallas, TX – Nationwide, fewer people overall are being hospitalized for ischemic strokes, which are caused by artery blockages, but among young people and African-Americans, stroke hospitalizations are rising, according to new observational research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Between 2000 and 2010, the number of adults admitted to US hospitals with ischemic stroke fell 18.4 percent, according to researchers who analyzed a national database which collects information on about 8 million hospital stays each year. Ischemic strokes are the most common type of stroke.
Austin Peay State University to host discussion on 1866 Memphis Massacre by University of Memphis professor Dr. Beverly Bond
Clarksville, TN – The bitter fighting which defined the Civil War ended on April 9th, 1865 when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army at Appomattox Courthouse.
But the laying down of arms and the realization of a Union victory did little to quell the fires of hatred in the newly reunited and “reconstructed” United States of America.
Dallas, TX – More than 915,000 Americans will be diagnosed with heart failure this year, according to the recently published American Heart Association 2016 Statistical Update.
Heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart can’t pump blood efficiently to meet the body’s needs, is one of the most common heart diseases in the United States. In the next 15 years, the number of people living with the condition is expected to increase substantially – from 5.7 million to nearly 8 million by 2030 – and treatment costs will nearly double.
Clarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University history major Rick Casteel raises his hand in his “The South To 1861” course, he knows that it’s important that he say the right thing.
But that’s not because Casteel is worried about answering incorrectly, or impressing his teacher, APSU associate professor of history, Dr. Minoa Uffelman.
American Heart Association says African-Americans with Depression more likely to have Strokes, Heart Attack
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – African Americans with major depressive symptoms – perceived stress, neuroticism, life dissatisfaction – had almost twice the increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Quality and Outcomes.
While depression is recognized as a consequence of stroke and coronary heart disease, a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack, most studies have been conducted in white populations. «Read the rest of this article»
“Free at Last” traveling exhibition on Emancipation and Reconstruction on display at Fort Defiance Civil War Park
Clarksville, TN – For the last year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction. “Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans.
Doubled in size to eight banner stands, the exhibition now has panels focused on each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions. “Free at Last!” is available to museums and historic sites free of charge and is on view at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center in Clarksville from now to December 10th, 2015.
Tennessee Department of Health says Newborn Screening is best way to detect Sickle Cell Disease and Other Diseases in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging everyone be aware of Sickle Cell disease and take action to identify it early. Sickle Cell Disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affects nearly 100,000 Americans.
Sickle Cell Disease is common in African Americans, Hispanic Americans and people of Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian and Mediterranean descent.
Dallas, TX – Blacks are more likely than whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest and at a much earlier age, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Researchers also found that blacks had higher rates than whites of well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including diabetes (52 percent vs. 33 percent), high blood pressure (77 percent vs. 65 percent), and chronic kidney failure (34 percent vs. 19 percent).
American Heart Association says African-Americans at lower Socioeconomic Levels have increased risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
Dallas, TX – African Americans at lower socioeconomic levels, particularly women and younger adults, are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than those in higher socioeconomic positions, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, but the burden is greater for African Americans.
Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area’s “Free at Last!” exhibit
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Expands Traveling Exhibition on Emancipation and Reconstruction in Tennessee
Clarksville, TN – As we begin the last year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction.
“Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans.
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