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People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

wvpublic.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

wlrn.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

kcur.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

kalw.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

wabe.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

npr.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

wnyc.org — Vision loss and blindness can be devastating, isolating people and increasing their risk of illness and death. And that burden falls hardest on people in poor communities, especially in the South. More than three quarters of the counties with the highest rates of severe vision loss are in the South, according to an analysis published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

wvpublic.org — African-American women can be at risk of heart disease even if they don't have metabolic syndrome, a study finds. That's a problem, because the current thinking is that metabolic syndrome - defined as high triglycerides, bad cholesterol, abdominal fat, high blood pressure and impaired glucose metabolism - is the big risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

kalw.org — African-American women can be at risk of heart disease even if they don't have metabolic syndrome, a study finds. That's a problem, because the current thinking is that metabolic syndrome - defined as high triglycerides, bad cholesterol, abdominal fat, high blood pressure and impaired glucose metabolism - is the big risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

kcur.org — African-American women can be at risk of heart disease even if they don't have metabolic syndrome, a study finds. That's a problem, because the current thinking is that metabolic syndrome - defined as high triglycerides, bad cholesterol, abdominal fat, high blood pressure and impaired glucose metabolism - is the big risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.
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May 22, 2015

@disruptivewomen Thanks for the RT! I thought those numbers of poverty and loss of eyesight were shocking.

May 22, 2015

Pro tip when visiting hospital. RT @WhySharksMatter: Many nurse sharks do not have current RN accreditation. Follow for more #SharkFacts

May 22, 2015

RT @laura_hudson: Wow. This comic is one of clearest depictions of entitlement and privilege that I’ve ever seen: thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-p…

May 20, 2015

RT @kjhealy: L—job market CV on UCLA's page. $793,000 of grants (!) listed. R—CV on his site now. Was any of this money real? pic.twitter.com/iviZW1kGaf

May 20, 2015

RT @laurahelmuth: Smart: health reporters on what they've learned reporting on health. By @juliaoftoronto & @SarahKliff http://t.co/88rzC1t…

May 20, 2015

RT @JustinWolfers: And they were able to find the irregularities only because @sciencemagazine insists on the sort of replication archives that remain too rare

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