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Barbers Help Black Men to Improve Heart Health: Study

Over the course of a year, barbers in Los Angeles County promoted health services that greatly benefitted customers.

Barber Eric Mohammad and customer Mark Sims. Photo Credit: Cedars-Sinai's Smidt Heart Institute.

The barbershop is not only a place for a fresh haircut and conversation, but also a place where heart health can become a priority.

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Scientists Name Abbott a Top Workplace

The results are in: Abbott's a top 20 workplace for scientists.

Originally Published by Abbott.

What do scientists at Abbott do?

They create tiny, life-saving devices for baby's hearts, seek out neurons that cause Parkinson's and develop tests for Zika. They invent wearable sensors that eliminate the need for painful fingerpricks for people with diabetes. They drive breakthroughs in infant formula and make it possible to test half the world's blood supply.

They are our superheroes. And today, they've named us one of theirs.

After Science Magazine surveyed scientists at biotech companies around the world – ranking each on 23 characteristics from financial strength to having a research-driven environment – Abbott has landed for the 15th year on its Top Employers list.

The Brighton Consulting Group independently evaluated each company's employer reputation score, considering factors such as whether it treats its employees with respect and whether its work-culture values align with employees' personal values.

One of the coolest things about being a scientist at Abbott is we have tracks for both management – and science. You can continue to climb while never giving up the research you love, or you can choose to take a management track and lead a team. There are paths for advancement for both.

Last year alone, we launched more than 20 life-changing technologies around the globe. We do work that matters.

Police Killings Tied to Worse Mental Health for Blacks

Each year in the U.S., police kill more than 300 Black men and women — at least a quarter of them unarmed.

(Reuters) — Police killings of unarmed Black people are associated with worse mental health for Black Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a study suggests.

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In the U.S., Most Blacks may Have Hypertension by age 55

No matter how low their blood pressure was at the start of the study, Black adults were still more likely to develop hypertension than whites.

(Reuters) — Black men and women are more likely to develop high blood pressure in middle age than their white counterparts, a study suggests.

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Calling All Girls: Science Needs You

Abbott's women leaders urge students to envision themselves as scientists and engineers.

Here's a pitch for girls everywhere: Want to create life-changing tech? Set your sights on Abbott (No. 10 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list).

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A Registered Dietitian's 10-Year Career Journey with Sodexo

"I have had so many growth opportunities with Sodexo that I never felt the need to look elsewhere," Patty Denton said.

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Abbott: 12 Exercises You Can Do at Work

Spending more time sitting than you'd like? Here are a few solutions.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson's Disease

"It's an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for the disease," Jackson said in a statement.

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. announced on Twitter Friday afternoon his personal struggle with Parkinson's disease.

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Humana: Joint Studies Suggest Relationship Between TV Age Bias and Health of Seniors

Findings from Humana, Dr. Stacy L. Smith at the University of Southern California explore the connection between negative senior portrayals on television and their effect on mental and physical health.

New research reveals that the most highly rated programs on television feature frequent ageist language and underrepresentation of seniors and explores possible health implications of ageism.

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Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

All but one — a neuropathologist discovered 110 out of 111 brains donated from NFL players have CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease caused by blows to the head.

Neuropathologist, Dr. Ann McKee, examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to brain trauma. REUTERS

The NFL has been hit with significant scientific evidence confirming an NFL player's chance of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE — a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head.

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