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But reducing deaths from heart disease will require changes in lifestyle and public policy, and better public awareness programs. Women are at greater risk from heart disease than men. That's partly because it's harder to diagnose in women. When a man has a heart attack, it is often because of a blocked artery. An x-ray of blood vessels, called an angiogram, can usually spot a blockage caused by a buildup of plaque. It involves threading a thin tube into a patient's arteries. But angiograms don't always spot problems in women's arteries. That puts women at greater risk for a heart attack. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that heart disease claims the lives of 18 million women a year. And it's a disease that doesn't just impact older women. Carrie Vincent had a massive heart attack after giving birth to her first child. "My God, I was 31 years old... 31 year olds don't have heart attacks," said Vincent. Vincent is now taking her message to women in their homes. Irene Pollin went into action when she learned this fact. "Heart disease is the number one killer of women," noted Pollin. Pollin founded an organization called Sister to Sister to educate women about heart disease. She encourages women to learn about their blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other risk factors. "The goal is really prevention, having people understand their risk, that they should try to get screened, know their numbers and then do something
whole grains. and." Pollin added. That means also becoming or remaining a non-smoker. Cardiologist Dr. the type that Irene Pollin and Carrie Vincent are doing one event at a time. controlling or avoiding diabetes. eating the right foods." said Foody. Mozafarian recommends increasing our intake of fish." said Mozafarian. . Pollin teamed up with cardiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston where Dr.about it. Heart disease increasingly affects women in developing countries. Joanne Foody focuses on prevention. vegetables. 2. "The good news is that we know that 95 percent of heart disease is preventable by reducing risk. but by eating poorly. screening and education. of course. exercising 30 minutes most days and managing or reducing stress. vegetable oils and nuts and decreasing the amount of salt and transfats in our diets Both doctors recommend public policies that promote heart health. maintaining a healthy weight. Dariush Mozafarian places a lot of blame on the global obesity epidemic. "People are getting chronic diseases by not eating too much. What they're not eating is mostly what's harming them.
S. and the remaining four Republican contenders trail in single digits. followed by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney at 23 percent. according to the latest poll. Cain is the only African-American in the Republican field and has gained notice with a smooth speaking style and an ability to connect with voters." he said. "Continuing to pivot off the current tax code is not going to boost this economy." Cain was the chief executive of a pizza company for many years and he also built a conservative following through a radio talk show. But some political analysts question whether Cain has enough staying power to remain a serious contender as the first caucus and primary votes approach early next year. "It starts with. The latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll has Herman Cain with 27 percent support. unlike your proposals. Cain acknowledged on ABC's Good Morning America program that he has little foreign policy experience. but said if elected he would work to solidify ties with U. Cain defended his "9-9-9 plan" at the most recent Republican debate. .Georgia businessman Herman Cain is the surprise leader in the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination. Cain also captured attention with a tax reform plan that would lower personal and corporate taxes to nine percent each and would impose a nine percent national sales tax. throwing out the current tax code. Texas Governor Rick Perry drops to third place with 16 percent. allies like Israel and take a tougher line toward adversaries like Iran. Texas Congressman Ron Paul is in fourth place with 11 percent. Cain was only at five percent in the same poll last month.
Analysts say Cain is surging because he is a fresh face in the Republican field. . "Why is Herman Cain doing well? There are an awful lot of people who are unhappy with what is going on. My foreign policy philosophy is peace through strength and clarity. Tala Hadavi | Washington October 08. first lady Michelle Obama hosted the U. "Cain is a favorite of many of the Tea Party types in the Republican coalition. Women's National Soccer Team and a group of local children who got to spend some time playing soccer on the White House lawn."President Reagan's philosophy was peace through strength. 2011 On a recent sunny afternoon. who excites conservative voters committed to lowering taxes and reducing the size of the federal government." Despite Cain's recent rise in the polls. Mitt Romney has had several strong debate performances and many Republican strategists still see him as the long-term frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination." he said." he said. 3. But with that rise in poll standing it is likely he will get media scrutiny and then we will see whether that helps him or hurts him.S. Quinnipiac University pollster Peter Brown says Cain's challenge will be to continue building support even as attention on him intensifies. That is what we need to pick up out of this poll. "He is obviously a strong speaker and has a business background." noted pollster Peter Hart on MSNBC television.
" It is aimed at solving the problem of childhood obesity in only one generation. 2011 ." In the past three decades. It was a special privilege and a thrill for the budding players. the kind of food you put in your body. First Lady Michelle Obama launched an ambitious national campaign called "Let's Move. childhood obesity has tripled in the United States. The first lady would like to make a difference in that situation before her husband leaves office. "You don't have to be a superstar athlete to enjoy sports and to move. and you are understanding how that's going to help you in so many different ways. nearly one in three children in America is overweight or obese. six players from the U.C. and how your mind operates. D." added Obama. and on this day she was not afraid to show it.Early last year. Exercise is close to the first lady's heart. "One of my biggest initiatives is making sure that kids like you all across this country are getting the exercise you need.S. "There is a direct connection between how healthy you are. The "Let's Move" campaign involves many sectors and partnerships. but one of the lighter programs involves sporting events held on the south lawn of the White House. but getting involved in something like this can help you in so many different ways. She ran around with the kids and encouraged them in the various drills. Today. Women's National Soccer Team showed the youngsters some drills on the grass. and that you are eating the proper foods. 4. For this one. October 18." said Obama. Faiza Elmasry | Washington.
That's one example of how American students are being pushed out of their ‘comfort zone' in order to fully experience another culture. "Often those students go in large groups. one American study-abroad student was dropped off in a distant part of the Chinese capital with $5 and instructions to find his way back home on his own. They hang around each other. a summer or a semester in a foreign country involves more than just sitting in classrooms and hanging out with other American students. On his first morning in Beijing. Each year. "It's absolutely crucial that they know something about how people in other parts of the world live and think and how they behave. It combines traditional academic in-class learning with community involvement." In 2008. We felt that they really weren't getting to know the local inhabitants as well as they could. . The program partners with a local NGO which runs daycare centers for children of working parents and a library with computers available for patrons to use. but he made it. For many of them. William Finlay (seated right) on a hike with a study-abroad group in South Africa. head of the sociology department at the University of Georgia. about a quarter of a million Americans study abroad. they are required to be involved in the local communities where they are studying. he co-founded a study abroad program with South Africa's Stellenbosch University." says William Finlay. It took a while. Instead.Photo: Aubuntu at UGA Dr.
"and then talk to these people and see what the social dynamics were.' The idea is based around the relationships within the society and what generates prosperity for all." Aubuntu at UGA Study abroad students Ben Valerio and Hillary Kinsey at the Siyazingcy Creche. When the international affairs major returned from South Africa a few weeks ago. . "It was interesting to learn the history of the area and the recent development with democracy and that sort of thing. what the ethnic divisions were." she says. "It means ‘I am. she and other students in the program established a non-profit." The group hopes to contribute to advancing education and development in South Africa. how certain groups felt about other groups.' which is a South African concept coined by Desmond Toto. "We called it 'Ubuntu. because we are." says Finlay. We took that notion and translated it into a larger international community. a daycare center in South Africa."Our students typically work either with the little kids in the day cares or they work in the library and teach basic computer skills to mostly young adults. Having an impact The three-week program proved to be a transformative experience for Hillary Kinsey." she explains.
executive director of CET Academic Programs. in spite of the challenges they face." Intensive approach While many study abroad programs focus on helping Americans learn foreign languages. and perhaps misunderstandings. others take a more intensive approach. It's no longer okay just to have a little ." says Mark Lenhart. "Not just in terms of language learning. but they are interested in this. Aubuntu at UGA Study abroad students (from left) Gina Nuccio.000 students to China." Lenhart says. "They have to adjust to local life."We have a lot of people that did not go to South Africa. but they also find the local culture can present challenges. The organization sends more than 1. Hillary Kinsey and Alyssa Crosby dance with Zulu musicians and performers wearing traditional tribal clothing." she says. "In all of our locations. the Czech Republic and other countries each year. we place students with local roommates. He says American students benefit from such one-on-one interactions. Jordan. "And one of the purposes of our organization is that we hope to raise money and awareness for the situation of these people and try to facilitate building daycares there and helping to promote any sort of educational development we could through donations and fundraisers and that sort of thing.
"You really can't have that global citizen perspective by just reading a book or just connecting to someone who lives in Egypt on the Internet." Goodman says. they want to come home from a program like this fluent in Chinese. If the student is studying Chinese. "You have to go and see the reality of another place." Going global Preparing American students to be more competitive in the global job market is one of the goals of the recent trends in study abroad.Chinese. So this will enable students to become more employable when they graduate. president of the Institute of International Education. says study abroad also prepares young people to become global citizens. That's what study abroad promotes. for instance." He predicts study abroad programs will continue to evolve and attract more students who find it to be a unique and valuable opportunity to learn about themselves and the world in which they live. . Allen Goodman. which promotes educational exchange.
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