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Pandemic Worries Have Black and Latina Women Focusing on Self-Care

26/05/2021 06:00am | 110 views

by Nancy Kerr

AARP survey finds 63% of women 50+ put more emphasis on inner health than outward appearances.

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Many Hispanic American Stroke Survivors Don’t Get Treatment to Prevent Repeat Strokes

25/04/2021 06:00am | 257 views

Most Hispanic American stroke survivors know when they have risk factors like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes that make repeat strokes more likely, but a new study suggests they still don’t get treatment to manage these conditions.

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Sure Signs You're Becoming Obese, According to CDC

24/04/2021 06:00am | 304 views

Being an adult with obesity doesn't just mean you've got an annoying few pounds around your waist. It can lead to worse: "Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death," says the CDC. Knowing the signals that you're becoming or have become obese could save your life. Read on to see what they are, according to the CDC—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.

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RAPIDO – a New Spanish Acronym to Raise Stroke Awareness

21/04/2021 06:00am | 310 views

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter

Researchers have developed a new Spanish acronym aimed to raise awareness of stroke symptoms in the Hispanic community. Known as RAPIDO, it seeks to replicate the popular FAST mnemonic that exists in English.

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Faith Leaders Get COVID-19 Shot to Curb Vaccine Reluctance

18/04/2021 06:00am | 401 views

By MANUEL BALCE CENETA Associated Press

More than two dozen faith leaders in the U.S. capital region have gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus in an event aimed at encouraging others to get the shot

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