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The Pressure of Hypertension in African Americans
June 1, 2022
Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, but the burden of disease is disproportionately higher in Black people, who have among the highest rates of hypertension in the world. ... read more »
Young, Black Adults Had a Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Worse Hospital Outcomes
November 11, 2021
During a decade of study between 2007 and 2017, young, Black adults in the U.S. (mean age of 31 years) experienced increased cardiovascular disease risk factors and worsened hospital outcomes, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021 ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
September 9, 2021
American Heart Association Award Recognizes Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care ... read more »
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After 43 Years, Dr. William Harvey of Hampton University Announces Retirement
December 24, 2020
He began as President of one of the most storied Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America in 1978. On December 15, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced his retirement after 43 years, effective June 30, 2022. ... read more »
Healthier Church Challenge Uplifts Black Women’s Health
November 13, 2019
According to a recent study, Black women have three times the risk of sudden cardiac death compared to White women. That’s why the American Heart Association, ... read more »
High Blood Pressure is Major Cause of Concern in African American Community
May 31, 2019
That’s why it’s important for African Americans to better  understand this health condition, and know how to protect themselves. High blood pressure typically has no signs or symptoms, which makes it that much more dangerous. In fact, it’s for that reason that hypertension is often called a “Silent Killer.” ... read more »
Everett Community College Offers Presidency to Daria J. Willis
May 10, 2019
The decision was made at a special board meeting Monday after a national search, a campus visit earlier this month with student, faculty, staff and community forums and an in-depth interview with the Board of Trustees. ... read more »
Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
November 15, 2018
Results were revealed Saturday at an American Heart Association conference in Chicago and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. ... read more »
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What the New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean to You!
June 14, 2018
The American Heart Association guidelines focus on the top number, the systolic pressure. If your systolic pressure is higher than 140 mmHg, here are new recommendations from the experts.  ... read more »
Dorothy Cobb Wheeler, Advocate for Others, Passes Away
June 6, 2018
A life dedicated to faith, family and community has ended for longtime Los Angeles resident Dorothy Cobb Wheeler, who passed away on May 27 at the age of 77. ... read more »
Arthur Ashe’s legacy to live on at UCLA
October 12, 2017
Gifts will create an undergraduate scholarship and exhibits celebrating his achievements ... read more »
Hundreds of South LA residents attend launch of Community Safety Partnership in Harvard Park 
September 14, 2017
Recently, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched the expansion of the Community Safety Partnership in Harvard Park through a community celebration co-hosted with the American Heart Association. ... read more »
African American Leaders Join Efforts to Push Anti-Smoking Initiative
September 28, 2016
The initiative proposes that a $2.00 tax be added to cigarettes and vaping products ... read more »
Local Chef Is Helping Youth Eat Healthy
May 19, 2016
Bryce Fluellen is teaching youth how to take control of their future by eating better ... read more »
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