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Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

April 29, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: African Americans, FAITH! Program, health disparities research, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, news


December 10, 2014

A Feasibility Study to Establish Cognitive Research Among African-Americans Residing in Peoria, Arizona

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Yonas E. Geda, M.D. Consultant, Psychiatry Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona Abstract The following sequence of events led to this pilot application: 1) The key inspiration came from a well-respected weekly health promotion lecture series organized by the health ministry of an African-American church known as the Antioch church of Peoria, Arizona;

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Tags: African Americans, cognitive impairment, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2015, project, Yonas E. Geda M.D.


December 10, 2014

Start Moving, Start Living – Affecting positive lifestyle changes in rural African-American Women in Ware County, Georgia

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Mary I. O’Connor, M.D. Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic         Tamara Huff, M.D. Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery Waycross, GA Affiliate of Mayo Clinic Abstract Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, Georgia, serves a largely rural area of southeast Georgia that includes Ware County and is approximately 29.5 percent African-American.

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Tags: African Americans, health disparities, knee pain, Mary O'Connor M.D., Mayo Clinic, obesity, pilot project 2015, positive lifestyle changes, project


October 1, 2014

Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity through Multi-Level Community Activation (Mayo-YMCA)

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Conducting a series of qualitative and quantitative assessments among African American youths and parents/adult caregivers in order to understand specific motivators and barriers for a healthy lifestyle, in collaboration with the First Coast YMCA and Nemours Children’s Clinic. Read more.

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Tags: African Americans, childhood obesity, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D., YMCA


September 30, 2014

Pilot Study to Determine the Feasibility of Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity Among Older African American Adults with Osteoarthritis and Obesity

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Pilot study of older (ages 55–85) African American adults to determine the impact of using an advanced pedometer on physical activity levels and osteoarthritis symptoms.

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Tags: African Americans, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D.


September 29, 2014

Pilot Study of Education and Screening Efforts Targeting Vitamin D Insufficiency in African Americans Living in a Metro Southern Community

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Researcher Alexander S. Parker, Ph.D. Summary Conducted educational sessions and vitamin D screenings in the local African American community in order to understand the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in African Americans living in Jacksonville.

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Tags: African Americans, Dr Alexander S Parker, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, vitamin D deficiency


September 11, 2014

Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency (Hypovitaminosis D) in African Americans Living in a Metropolitan Southern Community

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Alexander S. Parker, Ph.D. Consultant, Health Sciences Research Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract There is continued interest in the role of vitamin D insufficiency (hypovitaminosis D) as a risk factor for a variety of human diseases.

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Tags: African Americans, Dr Alexander S Parker, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2012, project, vitamin D deficiency


September 11, 2014

Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Inner City Asthma Among African Americans in Jacksonville, Florida

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Thanai Pongdee, M.D. Senior Associate Consultant, Allergy & Pulmonary Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Asthma is an immense public health problem on both a national and global scale.

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Tags: African Americans, asthma, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2013, project, Thanai Pongdee M.D., vitamin D deficiency


September 11, 2014

Heart Failure Disparity in African Americans: Role of Negative Affect and Inflammation

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Researchers Véronique L. Roger, M.D. Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ph.D. Abstract African Americans have a higher incidence of heart failure (HF) than Caucasians. Factors other than traditional cardiovascular risk factors, such as psychosocial measures, may play a role in the racial disparity in HF incidence, yet have not been studied and the mechanisms by which these […]

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Tags: African Americans, Dr Alanna M. Chamberlain, health disparities, heart failure, Jackson Heart Study Vanguard Center, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2013, project, Véronique L. Roger M.D.


September 2, 2014

Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D.

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Location Jacksonville, Florida Contact gcolonotero@mayo.edu Research Summary Cancer, vitamin D, African American, Hispanic Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D., is a hematologist and oncologist whose research includes community-based research on cancer education, cancer screening and prevention, translational research, and cancer clinical research. His recent projects include: 1) a pilot study evaluating the prevalence of t(14,18) and monoclonal gammopathies […]

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Tags: African Americans, Florida researcher, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, researcher


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