NIH/NINDS and Morehouse College Present “How Black Men Can Help Prevent Stroke & Dementia Later in Life" Webinar
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on October 04, 2022 |
Homecoming season at Historically Black Colleges and Universities marks an important time for students and alumni to come together to celebrate Black culture and community. Homecoming is also a highly anticipated event that allows different generations to connect over their shared experiences throughout life, which can include experiences with their health.
New research has found Black men ages 28 to 45 are at an increased risk of high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of stroke and can cause dementia. Many years before you have a stroke or notice dementia, uncontrolled high blood pressure narrows your arteries, decreasing blood to your brain. That’s why Morehouse College and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, are organizing an interactive, informative, and free webinar to explore this important topic.
Plan now to join “How Black Men Can Help Prevent Stroke & Dementia Later in Life: An Open Dialogue with Alumni & Students” at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct.
19, to hear from experts and alumni about how everyone, especially Black men, can help protect their health later in life.
Attendees will be entered in a raffle from Morehouse College to win their choice of a homecoming ticket, tailgate ticket, or gear from the school bookstore.
WHO: Speakers include Sean Bland, director, Alumni Engagement, Partnerships, and Events, Morehouse College; Richard T. Benson, MD, PhD, director, Office of Global Health and Health Disparities, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; and Alvin Darden, Former Dean of Students, Morehouse College Alumnus
WHAT: A discussion of the science behind high blood pressure, stroke, and dementia and the higher risks of these health problems for Black men. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear personal stories, ask questions, and engage with experts in addition to learning more about the NINDS Mind Your Risks campaign.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, from 7–8 p.m. ET
WHERE: Information for the webinar event will be provided with your free, completed registration. This event is online only.
REGISTER TODAY: https://bit.ly/webinarMYR
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