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  • Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions with diabetes
    Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions with diabetes
    During her first pregnancy in 1994, Sophia Boulanger developed gestational diabetes and was later diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Then in 2011, Boulanger was told she had 90 percent blockages in all five vessels supplying blood to the heart. The quintuple bypass surgery that followed was “the scariest moment of my life,” she recalled. Despite a ... more
  • New layers in research, treatment of sickle cell trait and stroke
    New layers in research, treatment of sickle cell trait and stroke
    Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African Americans – but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn’t. It’s a new layer on the study and treatment of these inherited conditions affecting red blood cells, and experts say it should prompt doctors to dig deeper. Past studies have suggested there may be a link ... more