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Barbershop Intervention Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure in African-American Men


December 17, 2018

Research shows that African-American men are more likely to develop high blood pressure than other ethnic groups. To help this population maintain heart health, researchers developed a novel approach to treating the condition: a visit to the local barbershop.

A study published December 17, 2018, in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that a program that brought pharmacists into barbershops to screen patrons and prescribe medication continues to lower blood pressure levels significantly in African-American men with hypertension one year later.

The investigation, led by doctors and pharmacists at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, first published results based on six months of research, published in April 2018 in The New…

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Collaborative $3.5 million NIH grant helps continue work in minority aging and health



African Americans have significantly higher rates than Caucasians of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers as they …
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IAEA Train-the-trainer Course Helps African Radiation Protection Officers Strengthen Skills


At an IAEA course held this month in Morocco, 31 African radiation safety professionals strengthened their ability to train radiation protection officers, who supervise the safe use of radiation sources in medical and industrial facilities. 

The 4-10 November train-the-trainers course was held in English and French concurrently at the same venue. 

“Holding the two language courses at the same time enabled experts from neighbouring countries to network and discuss common issues,” said Amparo Cristobal, an IAEA Radiation Safety Specialist who lead the training course. 

Experts from France and Ghana taught the participants about the roles, duties and competencies of a radiation protection officer. The attendees – from 30 African countries – also learned about IAEA resources in…

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Radio station helps connect African immigrants to their roots – News – The Columbus Dispatch


Sometimes, when Harrison Poku-Yeboah hosts his weekly show for WCRM (102.1 FM), he puts on a little bit of a West African accent.

That’s because Poku-Yeboah knows his audience — the African immigrant community in Columbus.

“We’re just trying to talk to the community,” said Poku-Yeboah, who is of West African heritage but was born in Italy and came to the United States in 2000. “We want to give information to our people. We do care about our people.”

On a recent evening, Poku-Yeboah interviewed Columbus immigration attorney Inna Simakovsky for his weekly “Community Corner” show that airs on WCRM at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. The two discussed Simakovsky’s background and some tips for finding a trustworthy immigration attorney.

Joining them in the studio, though behind the scenes, was…

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Kymeta Helps Liquid Telecom Extend African VSAT Service


Photo: Kymeta

African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is extending its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service through a new partnership with Kymeta, aiming to deliver enhanced satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.

As part of a master distribution agreement, Kymeta’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) communication systems will be integrated with Liquid Telecom’s satellite connectivity. This aims to provide high-speed bandwidth mobile internet access to private and public-sector organizations that would normally have difficulty accessing reliable, affordable internet, particularly in remote locations.

Modern satellite connectivity has the potential to enable new service innovations and transform society in under-serviced and remote parts of Africa. Mobile medicine or…

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‘Black Girl Magic’ campaign helps 17 African-American women win Houston court elections


The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women.

The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign, all won races on Tuesday to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that featured more black women on the county’s ballot than any other.

The “Black Girl Magic” campaign debuted over the summer with a viral photo that…

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