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Living with Heart Sarcoidosis

by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Many fans of the late comedian Bernie Mac recognize sarcoidosis as the inflammatory disease of the lungs that took his life.  Believed to be caused by a bacterial or viral infection that produces Read More

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3 Factors Detrimental to Obesity-Related Heart Disease

[FoodProductDesign.com] BOSTON—High blood pressure, serum cholesterol and blood glucose explain approximately 50% of the increased risk of heart disease and three-quarters of the increased risk of stroke among overweight or obese individuals, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet. Researchers at Harvard Read More

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GlaxoSmithKline Drug Fails in Late-Stage Study

TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer A potential GlaxoSmithKline heart disease treatment acquired in a key company takeover fell short in a big, late-stage study. The British drugmaker said Tuesday that the treatment, darapladib, failed to produce a statistically significant reduction in major cardiovascular events like Read More

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Vegetarians ‘Cut Heart Risk by 32%’

[BBC] Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment Read More

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Nobel Laureate Speaks at Statewide Social Business Plan Competition

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Sumbry Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing 334-724-4552 334-339-1928 tsumbry@mytu.tuskegee.edu TUSKEGEE, Ala. (January 21, 2013) – College students from around the State of Alabama gathered at the Tuskegee University to offer their solutions to some of the area’s Read More