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Researchers look for stroke clues in the blood
May 4, 2016 — Every year about 750,000 Americans have a stroke. With better treatments more are surviving. Yet, strokes can be hard to diagnose and it's impossible to predict how a patient will respond to treatment. Read more >

US heart disease death rates declining, but more slowly in South
March 22, 2016 — Mortality rates from heart disease in the United States declined from 1973 to 2010, but the rate of decline was lowest in the South, according to data published in Circulation. At the beginning of the study period, the counties with the highest death rates from heart disease were concentrated in the Northeast, but at the end, they were concentrated in the South. Read more >

MSM's Dr. Evelyn Reynolds discusses improved ovarian cancer detection methods on ReachMD with Dr. Renee Allen
March 7, 2016 — From the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100. Host Dr. Renee Allen is joined by Dr. Evelyn Reynolds to discuss critical updates in ovarian cancer, specifically dispelling the myth about ovarian cancer being a "silent killer." Dr. Reynolds an Associate Professor and Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She is board-certified in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and also Gynecologic Oncology. Read more >

"Public Affairs on Peach" - Women and Heart Disease
February 6, 2016 — MSM's Drs. Montgomery Rice, Harris & Pemu Discuss Women and Heart Disease on Peachtree TV's "Public Affairs on Peach" Watch now > 

Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Health Awareness Television Series on AIB
February 11, 2016  - Morehouse School of Medicine launches Health Currents, a new community-focused series that gives viewers information, resources, and tips for healthy living, on AIB. Read more > 

Common Stroke Drug May Not Help African-American Women: Researcher
November 19, 2015 — Every 40 seconds, someone in this country has a stroke. African American women are the hardest hit when it comes to these deadly brain attacks. Read more >

Pre-Pregnancy Checklist for Women Planning a Pregnancy
November 10, 2015 — March of Dimes encourages women to go in for a pre-conception checkup. Dr. Montgomery Rice shares March of Dimes' pre-pregnancy checklist on FOX 5 Atlanta. Read more > 

Group Wants Georgia To Do More To Lower Premature Birth Rate
November 6, 2015 — The March of Dimes has downgraded Georgia from a C to a D grade when it comes to preventing premature birth. Read more > 

Curious About Sleep Disorders with Dr. Ketema Paul 
November 4, 2015 — Ketema Paul remembers being wowed at an early age by his cousin’s chemistry set and always feeling drawn to science. This interest followed him to Howard University, Washington, D.C., where he earned an undergraduate degree in biology, and on to Georgia State University, Atlanta for his Ph.D. Now, an associate professor at Atlanta’s Morehouse School. Read more >

Mentoring Key To Getting Black Men Through Medical School 
September 16, 2015 - The number of African-American men graduating from college over the past three decades has steadily increased. But, despite those overall numbers, medical school applications and enrollments by black men has steadily declined since the mid-1970s. Read more >

NCSH Issues Call to Increase Use of Preventive Sexual Health Care Services in African-American Community
July 2, 2015 - The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call to action to increase the uptake of essential preventive sexual health care services in the African-American community. Read more >

RCMI Participants Gather at MSM to Address Obesity in Minority Community 
July 1, 2015 — Based on a recent study, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese in the United States. Recently, health officials with the Research Centers at Minority Institutions, or RCMI, and community partners came together at the Morehouse School of Medicine to talk about obesity among minorities. Read more >

MSM's Dr. Harry Heiman Discusses Whether ACA is Reducing Racial Disparities in Healthcare
June 29, 2015 — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a crucial provision of the Affordable Care Act in its ruling last Thursday, allowing federal health subsidies for lower income Americans to continue. Read more >