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Minority Health

By Mothusi Chilume, MD and Nicole Mitton, Grants and Communications Specialist April is National Minority Health Month, where we focus on raising public awareness about the health care disparities that continue to affect minorities. Minority Health Month is also a time to recognize the efforts to advance health equity. Health equity means that everyone deserves the […]

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Taking Action for a Healthy Heart

By Luis Velez, MD and Nicole Mitton We celebrate Valentine’s Day in February, which also happens to be American Heart Month. This is a great time to begin focusing on keeping our hearts healthy, and to make changes in our lifestyles to prevent heart disease—the leading cause of death in the US. Many ethnic minority populations […]

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American Heart Health Month

By Nicole S. Mitton Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Heart disease describes several problems related to plaque accretion in the walls of the arteries. The arteries narrow as the plaque builds up, making it more difficult for blood to flow. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, […]

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