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African-Americans tend to have higher rates of early death from related high blood pressure problems, such as coronary heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. (Courtesy photo)

African-Americans tend to have higher rates of early death from related high blood pressure problems, such as coronary heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. (Courtesy photo)

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Black Heart Attack Patients Increasingly Transported to Distant ERs: Study

Older African-American patients who have heart emergencies are more likely than their white counterparts to have their ambulance diverted to a hospital farther away from their home due to overcrowding at the nearest hospital, according to a new study by California researchers.

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Emmy-Winning Journalist Named to National Kidney Foundation Board

Jummy Olabanji of Washington, D.C., has been named to the National Kidney Foundation board of directors.

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May: National High Blood Pressure Education Month

High blood pressure affects 68 million Americans—that’s nearly one in three adults.