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News by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

May 5, 2023 - Describes food insecurity issues for seniors in the Arkansas Delta region and a new program to address it - The Good Food Rx. Started by the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this program aims to use food to improve health outcomes for the region's 65 and older population with a diagnosed chronic health condition. Participants receive delivered weekly meals and a cookbook for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Health metrics will be tracked to measure the program's success at improving health outcomes.
Source: Magnolia Banner News
Apr 11, 2023 - The closure of Madera Community Hospital and three associated clinics earlier this year has left Madera County's 160,000 residents with no general hospital and only a small handful of clinics operated by other providers. According to a Farmworker Health Study, between one-third and one-half of California farmworkers surveyed suffer from chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, and the vast majority are considered either overweight or obese.
Source: PBS News Hour