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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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President Obama Meets with CBC at White House

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 May 2011 14:01.

President Obama meets with CBC at White House - The Congressional Black Caucus recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House. The CBC emphasized the importance of innovative job and wealth creation, especially for the African American community, which is the hardest hit by the recession.

Brother II Brother Saving At Risk Black Males

Written by Chris Levister on Friday, 20 May 2011 13:59.

The statistics are alarming.  One out of every three young Black males in America today is in prison, in jail, on probation, or on parole.  Eighty percent of those dropping out of high school today are boys of color.  In California the graduation rate for young Black males is below 40%. The U.S. Education Department tells us these boys represent 80% of those nationwide who misbehave in the class.  Sixty-nine percnet of Black male dropouts are boys in fatherless homes.

Social Networking to Achieve Racial Unity

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 May 2011 13:57.

Cybernetic government creates a non-spatial society where it does not matter what physical area one occupies. As long as someone has Internet access, they can use a centrally-derived user ID and password to log in and participate.

African Americans and Heart Disease

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 19:00.

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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.

Students Assemble Care Packages for Nurses in Iraq, Afghanistan

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:56.

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.

Blood Pressure Drug Shows Some Muscle

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:52.

blood pressure african american blacksUsing 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.

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