Navigation Links
Beauticians and Barbers can Do More Than Their Services

Doctors are relying on beauticians and barbers to spread awareness of health issues like stroke// , prostate cancer and others.

What they can do may be as vital as any doctor, drug or diagnostic test.

A study slated for presentation this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference suggests beauty shops may be an ideal place to educate minority women about strokes.

In the study, researchers gave lessons on stroke prevention and warning signs to beauticians in black-run beauty shops in Cincinnati and Atlanta.

The beauticians then discussed stroke-related issues with their clients, who also received a packet that included heart-healthy cookbooks, wallet cards listing stroke warning signs, and other stroke-related materials.

At the start of the study, 40.7 percent of the women surveyed knew three stroke-warning signs, compared to 50.6 percent after five months.

The study also found an 8 percent increase in the women who knew to call 911 immediately in the event of a stroke, and a 7 percent increase in the women who recognized stroke when they were given a clinical scenario.

After the trainings, there were two recorded cases of beauticians being able to prevent their clients from suffering a stroke due to timely intervention.

Overall, the findings demonstrate that these kinds of community-based programs are an effective method of educating minority groups about stroke risk according to study lead author Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, a stroke neurologist and associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.

Virgil Simons, head of the advocacy group Prostate Net supports this notion.

He signed up hundreds of barbers to talk to customers about prostate cancer in 2004, to coincide with release of the movie "BarberShop 2."

According to Simons, the barber is :a pillar of the community, a business leader, a cultu rally credible communicator- and he is the best person to quiz persons on how regular they are with their cancer screenings.

Simons’ project has reached more than 10,000 men in its first year and now includes more than 800 barbers around the country.

Other such groups use beauticians to raise awareness of breast cancer and mammograms.
ANN
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Barbers In Malda Participate In HIV/AIDS Awareness Program
2. Healthcare Professionals Might Want To Rethink Their Dress Code
3. Diabetics Can Now Be Able To Control Both Blood Sugar And Their Weight
4. Mother’s Diet Could Prevent Cancer In Their Unborn Children
5. Common Thyroid Problems In Women May Lower Their Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer
6. Depressed Mothers Found To Influence Their Child’s Behavio
7. Childhood Obesity May Influence The Their Quality Of Life
8. A Move To Help Commercial Sex Workers Quit Their Business
9. Internet Helps Patients In Finding Info About Their Childrens Health Conditions
10. Maybe It Is Time For Doctors To Look After Their Health As Well
11. Critically Ill Patients More At Risk Of Infection If Glucose Is Present In Their Lung Secretions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October ... treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association ... more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, ... many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vodori, ... Flow promotional review platform at the Promotional Review Committee Compliance and Best ... marketers streamline the medical, legal, and regulatory review (MLR) process – which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in ... it has been ranked #1 by its users for the ... 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end ... medical centers over 200 beds and holds one of the ... survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review site ... the number one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than ... brands. ... #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Hearing is an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: