Black men and women have twice the risk of fatal coronary heart disease as whites, but the disparity could be eliminated with better risk factor control.
With data from Medicare and others, group can follow 3 million people for comparative effectiveness and safety surveillance research
High blood pressure and diabetes can also lead to memory and thinking problems.
UAB researchers say there is a Sepsis Belt that aligns with the well-known Stroke Belt. A new grant will help them ferret out its mysteries.
The risk factors for stroke in the South also may be responsible for cognitive decline.