Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

A smarter pocket reference

A smarter pocket reference

In the age of smart phones, there’s an application for most everything and everyone. Nursing is no exception.

Caught by a nose

In the fight against cancer, so often the disease seems to be one-step ahead of researchers and health care providers. And anything that gives health professionals an advantage—advanced patient screenings, genetic indicators, etc.—is an important part of the battle.

African American patients exhibit higher COPD readmission rates

When patients leave a health care facility, everyone hopes it will be for the last time, as they go on to lead a healthy life. But for some African Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their return visits might necessitate a revolving door.

Is Working the Late Shift Hazardous to Your Health?

Hospital nurses working the late shift may have a greater risk of developing heart disease because of the strain placed on the heart from working at night when it would otherwise be resting, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation.

African Americans at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Whites

According to U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, African Americans are twice as likely to suffer a stroke than whites, making them more susceptible to stroke than any other ethnic group. Satcher spoke out on this health disparity during a stroke-screening event in Rockville, Md., called “Stroke Sunday.”

“Clair Huxtable” Helps Raise Awareness of the Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

Former President Bill Clinton's initiative to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health categorizes cardiovascular disease and diabetes as two separate health issues. Yet the connection between these two conditions is so strong that it is virtually impossible to tackle one without also addressing the other.

Touching Hearts

Touching Hearts

African American women have a disproportionately high rate of heart disease, yet many of them are unaware that they’re at risk. By reaching out to black communities where the need is greatest, nurses can increase awareness and empower vulnerable women to reduce their risk.

Closing the Cardiovascular Disease Gap

Experts agree that culturally competent preventive education can play a key role in reducing CVD disparities in minority communities. And who better to provide that education than nurses?

Heart-to-Heart Talk

Heart-to-Heart Talk

By providing culturally sensitive health education, nurses can play a leadership role in preventing cardiovascular disease disparities in African American communities

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