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17 items found for "Heart Disease"

  • Heart Disease

    Almost 17% of all deaths in Minnesota are due to heart disease (8,568 deaths in 2021), making it the cause of death in the state behind cancer. ■ African-American/African-Born adults aged 35-64 die from heart disease at approximately two times the rate of all Minnesotans of the same age. ■ Every year from 2000 through 2021, Minnesota had the lowest overall heart disease death rate in the United States. Supply to Extremities ■ Fatigue Prevention Tips ■ Don't smoke or use tobacco ■ Daily physical activity ■ Heart-healthy

  • Take Care or Yourself, Sis: Spotlight on Breast Cancer & Heart Disease

    Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer diagnosed in women across every racial and ethnic group in Minnesota. Compared to women of other races and ethnicities, White women have higher breast cancer incidence rates but lower mortality rates. American Indian and Black women have the highest mortality (death) rates. 93% of women with breast cancer will live at least five years after diagnosis. When breast cancer is found early (localized stage), the five-year survival rate in Minnesota is 99%. But when diagnosed late (regional or distant stage), breast cancer survival is much lower (32%). Follow up on treatment as soon as you are diagnosed. Risk Factors Being a Woman: Women are much more likely than men are to develop breast cancer. But men can get it too. Getting Older: The risk for breast cancer increases with age. Most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50 due to genetic mutations. Reproductive History: Starting menstrual periods before age 12 and starting menopause after age 55 exposes women to hormones longer, raising their risk of getting breast cancer. Symptoms New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit) Thickening or swelling of part of the breast Irritation or dimpling of breast skin Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast ​Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood Any change in the size or the shape of the breast Pain in any area of the breast Prevention Tips Get Busy! Women who are not physically active have a higher risk of limiting Breast Cancer Limit Alcohol: The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing Breast Cancer Maintain a Healthy Weight. If your weight is healthy, work to maintain that weight.

  • Quality Life MN: Weaving a Web of Support around Colorectal Cancers and Heart Disease

    From diabetes, various cancers and cardiovascular diseases, African Americans are in the top percentile Heart disease – or, coronary heart disease – is a term used to describe several problems related to plaque Quality Life MN: Weaving a Web of Support around Colorectal Cancers and Heart Disease. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide- with Colorectal Cancers following Nearly one fourth of women who died of heart disease were between the ages of 35 and 44.

  • The Family…the Heart & Soul of Community

    Our body, mind and SOUL demand to be heard, healed and cared for. , alcohol, relationships, career, sexuality and money Know your family history and risk factors for disease

  • Black Men

    a higher prevalence of obesity than other groups and can lead to several health complications like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. highest prevalence of hypertension in the U.S., it can lead to serious health complications, including heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Stroke and heart disease, asthma, violent crime, substance use, are some of the other health disparities

  • Healing the Mother

    High maternal death rates, heart disease, breast cancer, homicide…All life comes with and through Woman

  • The Keepers: The Healer, The Counselor, the Researcher, The Elder, the Health Food-Bringer.

    are in the top percentile of almost every health disparity represented-including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS and...homicide. Many brothers die from preventable, treatable diseases for this very reason.

  • Covid-19...Is the Worst Over?

    Cough • Trouble sleeping • Headache • Fever • Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat (also known as heart -19 might also trigger or worsen health issues such as diabetes, blood clotting (including stroke), heart disease or heart failure, kidney disease, and other chronic conditions.

  • STDs/STIs

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  • The Power of People & Partnerships! University of Minnesota’s Program in Health Disparities Research

    The second project is a smoking-cessation program, The Power to Quit II, with a focus on heart and blood diseases caused by smoking.

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MIS-C)

    It causes fever and inflammation and can affect different body parts, such as the heart, skin, eyes, MIS-C shares some of the same features of Kawasaki’s disease, which usually affects children under 5 Some children need imaging tests such as echocardiograms (an ultrasound of the heart) to look for signs

  • Tuberculosis (TB)…What is it?

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. The general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness or weakness, weight loss, fever, and The symptoms of TB disease of the lungs also include coughing, chest pain, and the coughing up of blood Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of the body depend on the area affected. How is TB Spread? People with TB disease are most likely to spread the germs to people they spend time with every day,

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