New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC)
The Office of Minority Health
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people worldwide. Unfortunately, it's even worse for the African American community. In a startling 2009 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that African-Americans have a much higher incidence of heart failure than other races, and it develops at younger ages.
In the spirit of National Nurses’ Week, students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) worked together to acknowledge the important contributions to care being made by nurses serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. armed forces.
Using geriatric mice, a Johns Hopkins research team has shown that losartan, a commonly used blood pressure drug, not only improves regeneration of injured muscle but also protects against its wasting away from inactivity. A report on the old drug’s new role, which is prompting preparations for a clinical trial of losartan in older adults, appears online May 11 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
TORONTO, May 4, 2011 --- Life as a teenager or young adult isn’t easy. But for youth who live on the street, it can be even more difficult: they often experience significant mental health issues, with suicide being the leading cause of death. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) which has been found to be effective in helping people manage their emotions, is one approach that may help street youth navigate a successful transition to adulthood, said Elizabeth McCay, Research Chair in Urban Health in the Ryerson University Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.