David Ferland for the Lansing State Journal Published 7:30 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Dorothy Tupper went into surgery for cataracts two years ago. When it was over, she developed high blood pressure that would not come down on its own. “It scared me to death,” said Tupper, who is 86, sitting with authority at the kitchen table of her home in Holt alongside two neighbors. All three women have high blood pressure. The diagnosis alone can be intimidating. More than 370,000 Americans die each year from causes related to the disease, which doctors call hypertension. But, for the past two years, there’s been an additional cause for concern: the medical community is sharply divided over when to treat high blood pressure. National organizations representing high blood pressure researchers - the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, in particular - are pushing for a more aggressive approach to treatment, even if that means more medication. Organizations … [Read more...] about Doctors, researchers disagree on when to treat high blood pressure
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Liberia's honorary consul general, Cynthia Blandford, in the midst of University Consortium of Liberia forum participants.The University Consortium for Liberia‘s annual scholarship fundraiser and education forum held at Georgia State University on Oct. 9 focused this year on early childhood education in the West African nation. The education of children in the country’s elementary grades has been affected negatively by a combination of factors including the ebola crisis in 2014-15, widespread malnutrition, illiteracy and a lack of educational materials. Cynthia Blandford, the honorary consul general of Liberia for the Southeast U.S., told Global Atlanta that the consortium is determined to support the country’s elementary school programs by harnessing the experience of four local institutions with extensive expertise in early childhood education. According to Ms. Blandford , Clark Atlanta, Georgia State, Georgia Gwinnett and Fort Valley State universities, all members … [Read more...] about The University Consortium for Liberia Focused on Early Childhood Ed
Engineering Student Exchange with Italy’s Top Schools and Further U.S. Facility Investment /EIN News/ -- Malvern, PA & Morehead, KY, Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rajant Corporation, a Philadelphia-based global wireless network company, and Morehead State University (MSU) in Eastern Kentucky continue their reach for the stars, literally and figuratively, with their latest collaboration. Together, Rajant and Morehead leadership are venturing to Italy in search of the brightest student minds, who are studying engineering. There is a dual mission in that MSU will establish a reciprocal student exchange with Italian universities and recruit engineering talent for U.S. companies, like Rajant, among soon-to-be graduates who might otherwise lack connection to the wealth of high-tech career opportunities due to Italy’s youth unemployment rate, which stands over 30%. “Morehead State University’s students are exceptional and we’re very … [Read more...] about RAJANT AND MOREHEAD STATE’S SPACE SCIENCE CENTER EXPAND THEIR COLLABORATION
Mansfield TylerFile Mansfield Tyler, a former slave who became a preacher and state representative and a founder of Selma University, will be honored by the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame this month. Tyler, along with industrialist and business leader William Houston Blount, and inventor Robert Sylvester Munger, will be inducted into the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The annual program recognizes men identified closely with the state of Alabama who have made significant contributions on a state, national or international scale within their professional field. Honorees must have been deceased at least two years before they are eligible for induction. Inductees are selected by the Hall of Fame board of directors following a statewide nomination process. Plaques recognizing the honorees are housed in Samford University's Harwell G. Davis Library. Here are biographies of the honorees: Mansfield Tyler (1826-1904) was a self-educated slave who rose from humble … [Read more...] about Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame inducts former slave turned preacher
For South Carolina students considering college options, it's important to know that residents can be eligible for in-state tuition at colleges in other states, and that most offer lower in-state tuition than the Palmetto State.That's true for undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate-level programs, and for students transferring to a four-year program from a two-year school such as a technical college.The Academic Common Market and Regional Contract Program are multi-state agreements that make in-state rates available, for certain programs at particular institutions. If the programs offered match a student's goals — and the student can gain admission — they can be a great way to save money.Some public institutions independently offer in-state rates to residents of neighboring states, but the ACM and Contract programs are formal arrangements, and students can search for eligible programs online at sreb.org/south-carolina or sreb.org/academic-common-market.In some … [Read more...] about SC students can pay in-state tuition out-of-state. Here’s how.