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News Archive 2016

Dr. Clyde Yancy Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

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CMS Finalizes Medicare’s New Quality Payment Program

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Dr. Paula A. Johnson Inaugurated as 14th President of Wellesley College

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The FDA will be hosting a Scientific Interview Event and Career Fair

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Research Study Reveals Black Consumer Attitudes on Treatment For Cholesterol

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ABC is a proud partner of Celebrating A Year Without a Stroke Campaign

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ANHLBI Director Gary H. Gibbons, MD announces New Strategic Vision for Next Decade

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ABC Leadership Announces Strategic Partnership to Increase Investigator Diversity in Clinical Trials

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President Obama on How the ACA Has Played Out So Far

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Society for Clinical Research Sites Announces Partnership with the ABC

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FDA issues draft guidance to food industry for voluntary sodium reduction

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2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure

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ABC members co-author "Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis in Black Americans"

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NIH launches research program to reduce health disparities in surgical outcomes

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ABC to Develop New Cardiovascular Disease Registry to Support Care for Underserved

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ABC member is lead author: "Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health (FAITH!)

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ABC Update from ACC 2016: New Heart Failure Data from Paradigm HF

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Mortality in African-Americans Following Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: A Single Center Experience

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New SPRINT Trial results to be released at ASH2016

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CMS Extends 2016 Hardships Extension Deadline

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CMS Releases Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

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Cardiologist Robert Califf Becomes New Commissioner of the FDA

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Drs. Michelle Albert and Herman Taylor elected to the Association of University Cardiologists

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Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Ofili on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine

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CMS Releases First Ever Plan to Address Health Equity in Medicare

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News Archive 2015

View the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

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View the Photographs from the Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner 2105

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A Call to Action: It’s Time to Provide the Right Care for African Americans with Heart Disease

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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Allen Williams for being voted President-elect of the NMA

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AHA Awards 2015 Clinical Research Prize to Jackson T. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD

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FDA approves new drug to treat heart failure

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FDA Approves Novartis' LCZ696 Heart Failure Drug

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ABC Statement on Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Ruling

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Video Webcast now Available from the 2014 CMHC

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NHLBI's Strategic Visioning Process - Call for comments

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ABC Member interviewed in Richmond Times Article

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An Historic Election for ABC Life Member

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Clinical research study evaluating the safety and efficacy for an investigational LDL-C drug

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ABC Invited to White House for Supporters of Repeal of SGR

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Suggest health disparities for FDA to address - closes April 27

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HTN and HF Medscape CME programs from the annual ACC Meeting are now Online

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The ABC is Seeking Investigators for Research Opportunities

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Duke University Job Posting

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Rx: The Quiet Revolution Full Episode Now Online

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Attention Health Professionals: Information Regarding the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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News Archive 2014

Ebola Education Package Provided by the CDC, AHA, ACCME

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Harvard University Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Medicine to be Awarded to ABC Member

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ACC's CardioSmart Launches 3rd Annual "I am CardioSmart" Patient Contest

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University of Alabama Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions

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CMS NEWS: Send in Requested Documents Now to Keep Marketplace Coverage

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New Release: “Heart Failure in African Americans: Disparities Can Be Overcome”

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Claim Your CME Credits for ABC 40th Anniversary Scientific Sessions

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Before Using Aspirin to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke, Here is What You Should Know

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Thoratec Corporation Issues Worldwide Urgent Medical Device Correction Letter to Update its Labeling Regarding the Use of the HeartMate II® LVAS Pocket System Controller

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Overview of federal FY 2015 budget - for Select Health Provisions

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Sunshine Act Should Not Prevent Physicians from Improving Patient Care

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Saxagliptin (marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR): Drug Safety Communication - FDA to Review Heart Failure Risk

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Webinar PowerPoint slides from 02-27-14 African-American Women and Heart Disease

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Brother2Brother has 3 Questions that can start Conversations about Health

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ABC Praises CVS for Quitting Tobacco

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HHS Secretary Sebelius & NAACP Health Director Discuss Affordable Care Act in Google Hangout

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Find Affordable Health Insurance Options

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Hannah Valantine, MD, Named NIH'S First Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

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PQRS 2014 Threshold has increased - ALERT!

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Toolkit: Replacing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system of calculating Medicare physician payments

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FDA Safe Sharps and Needle Disposal Visual Learning Guides

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Director of Interventional Cardiology Opening at Brown University

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Christensen’s Efforts To Change the MEDICAID Match Pay Off

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Wholesome Wave Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program Launches in New York City Public Hospitals, Targets Those at Risk of Obesity

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HHS strengthens community living options for older Americans and people with Disabilities

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The Medical Education of African American Cardiologists is accepting donations

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

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Registration is open for Clinical Research Training from Harvard Medical School

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5 Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor from SistertoSister.org

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Member Update on SGR Reform

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Scholarship for multicultural women pursuing college or graduate degrees in healthcare

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AHA now Accepting Submissions for the Emerging Science Series 2014

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News Archive 2013

White House Internship Program Summer 2014

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Satcher Health Policy Fellowship Program for 2014-2015 is currently recruiting

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The Dr. Richard Allen Williams & Genita Evangelista Johnson/ABC Scholarship

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Tell us how You are CardioSmart and living well with Heart Disease and win a trip for 2 to Washington DC

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CDC Cardiovascular Health Update

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ACC/AHA or AHA/ACC Prevention Guidelines

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Vitamin, Mineral and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

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GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program News

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Trans Fats to be Phased Out, FDA Says

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CMS Champion for Coverage Updates and Resources

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Request for Nominations to the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee

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FDA Bad Ad Program Launches a Continuing Education (CE/CME) E-learning Course

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IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION CONCERNING XARELTO®

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WomenHeart patient education information on Coronary Artery Disease

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How to Get Started in Physician Quality Reporting Systems (PQRS)

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CMS Payment Rules Notice - delay in announcement of final MPFS and HOPPS rules

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The CDC created the Cardiovascular Health: Action Steps for Employers

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New Food Literacy Quiz

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Visit the NEW CardioSource Clinical Community Website

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The ABC Endorses Close the Gap

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Specialty Tier 1557 Sign-On Letter Submitted to Office for Civil Rights

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CMS Champion for Coverage Updates and Resources

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Recall: HeartSine Technologies Samaritan 300/300P PAD Public Access Defibrillators

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Keeping Up With the Biomedical Research Workforce Initiative

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Reporting to NIH on Race and Ethnicity of Clinical Research Participants

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The ABC launches a new Guide, Understanding Venous Thromboembolism

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CDC Vital Signs: Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke

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United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program

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New AHRQ Director Named

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CMS's Final Rule Expands Reimbursement for Preventive Services

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US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Diabetes Update

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Listen to the Recording of the Aug 15 Webinar covering Plank 8 from Million Hearts

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Affordable Care Act Resources

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View the April Webcast on Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Heart Failure in Blacks

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African Americans and the Affordable Care Act Update

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New Resource - Prescription Process Website

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Cordis Optease Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter: Recall - Labeling Correction

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The ABC Launches A Patient Resource Guide: Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention

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Nova Max Glucose Test Strips: Recall - May Report False, Abnormally High Blood Glucose Result

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The US FDA posted an infographic to make consumers aware of high blood pressure

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FACT SHEET: Middle Class Americans Saving Billions under the Health Care Law’s Medical Loss Ratio Refunds

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Podcast - HHS HealthBeat: Simple Plan, Better Man

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ABC's Video Showing in Churches Nationwide!

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Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

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Health 2.0 Developer Challenge in NY and San Francisco

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NC-CME's Weekly Newsletter - Physician Payment Sunshine Act

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Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults

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Welcome to the New Healthcare.gov

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Recording of the June 20th Webinar - Measure Up/Pressure Down - Patient Self-Management

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The ABC Partners with the University of Maryland

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2013 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

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FDA is issuing a proposed administrative order to reclassify intra-aortic balloon

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June is Men's Health Month

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More Than 200 Medicines in Development for Cardiovascular Disease

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The Economic Impact of Medicare Part D on Congestive Heart Failure

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Warfarin 2 mg Tablets by Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.: Recall - Due to Oversized Tablets

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Measure Up/Pressure Down High Blood Pressure Article in Journey to Wellness

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Listen to the WIHI Broadcast: Measure Up, (Blood) Pressure Down: 80% by 2016

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Obama administration releases final rules on employment-based wellness programs

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Watch the IFL's Fighting Diabetes Video

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AHRQ National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports

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AMGF is pleased to announce the availability of new blood pressure control resources

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From the CDC: Ethnic Disparities in Awareness, Treatment, and Control within Blood Pressure Stages Identified

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The FDA Obesity Treatment Devices web page updated

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Clinical Trials Shed Light on Minority Health

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The ABC Launches a new Resource Guide "Women and Heart Disease".

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NIH awards $40 million in grants to reduce stroke disparities in the U.S.

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New Tools to Educate Consumers and Providers about HIPAA Privacy and Security

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Chairman Brady Announces Hearing on Developing a Viable Medicare Physician Payment Policy

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FDA approves Kcentra for the urgent reversal of anticoagulation in adults with major bleeding

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HHS releases blueprint to advance culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health

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Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease in blacks

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Help Eliminate the Gaps in Health Status

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New Open Payments Resources Avaiable Online

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Notes and Announcements from the 4/16/2013 PQRS National Provider Call

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Church Health Programs Needed, But Not At The Pulpit, African-American Survey Shows

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Cardiologist Dr. Ola Akinboboye says ‘heart smart’ messages should be delivered in black churches

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National Physician Payment Transparency Program: OPEN PAYMENTS

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AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

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April is National Minority Health Month

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Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves: Class I Recall

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View the ABC on the Morning Show "Arise America" (1:20 into show)

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Download the Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Sheet from PCNA

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News Archive 2012

From the CDC and ABC: Cardiac Disease and Influenza

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IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING ABOUT BRILINTA from AstraZeneca ( more information )

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DrFirst Offers Florida Doctors Fast Path to Electronic Prescribing and EHR Stimulus Funds

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and NCPIE Partner to Provide Patients Medication Adherence Resources

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Help for Caregivers from Medicare

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U.S. House of Representatives votes to repeal Prevention and Public Health Fund

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Urge Your Representative to Oppose Efforts to Cut Medicaid Funding for our Nation's most Vulnerable Citizens

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The Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes (credo)

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Women's Low Symptom Awareness and Hesitance to Call 9-1-1 has Dangerous Impacts

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News Archive 2011

UCLA Tenured Faculty Position in Cardiology

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JAMP Program - Making the path to Medical School a reality for economically disadvantaged Texas students

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Dr. Gary H. Gibbons named as director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Health care reform law helps 1.3 million minority young adults obtain health insurance

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New Website launched about Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

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Leg Alert! A new educational initiative coming soon focusing of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in African Americans.

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A New Billing Code for CV Risk Assessment

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Central Blood Pressure Monitoring Announcement from the NMA

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Summary from AF Stat Annual Meeting

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Position Available: Director, Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging, Posted Date: 11/22/2011

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Important Medicare Reimbursement Update

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View the StrokePAD Minority Index

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Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Death or Serious Cardiovascular Events - Multaq (dronedarone)

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Xarelto® Announcement

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Survey on Diabetes and American Life

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Survey Data shows Patients want their Physician to be the Ultimate Decision Maker on their RX Medication

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News Archive 2010

Health Literacy Podcast on Health Care 411.

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National Health Care Advocates Meeting: Serving African American Communities - Nov 15

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Free Disparities Research Webinar Series - Nov 18, 2010

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Important Update on CMS PECOS Enrollment Deadline

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Important Reimbursement Update from Dr. Roquell Wyche, ABC Advocacy Chair (Updated 25 June)

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ABC Member, Dr. Christopher Leggett, Making a Difference in a Rural, Underserved Community

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Dr. Puckrein discusses a Preferred Drug List on "Talk of the Town"

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ABC Response to Lancet Article on Blood Pressure Drugs and Cancer Risk

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Health Insurance Reform Details

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Luanda Grazette MD - ABC Member Featured on PBS

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Congress Approves Health Care Reform

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The National Health Service Corps announces its 2010 Scholarship Program

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Disparities in Cardiovascular Care Increase As Congress Fails to Address Medicare Cuts

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News Archive 2008

ABC HOPE Project: Donation to St. Thomas Medical Clinic

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Peace of Heart Campaign comes to Atlanta to help fight heart disease epidemic among minorities. View partners remarks

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Communities Gather to Combat Cardiovascular Disease and Related Risk Factors

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Metro DC and National Business, Religious, and Political Leaders join the Association of Cardiologists to Address Cardiovascular Health and access to Health Care

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Jackson Business, Religious, and Political Leaders join the Association of Cardiologists to Address Cardiovascular Health and access to Health Care

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Harlem Leaders join the ABC to address Cardiovascular Health and access to Health Care

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Spirit of the Heart: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: A Community Call to Action

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Office of Minority Health Signs Agreement with the ABC

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ABC Comments on ENHANCE

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