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:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Peyman Ghasri, skin doctor ... variety of comprehensive procedures for facial enhancement. The treatments now available at Castle ... and nasal reshaping. , As a result, patients can improve virtually every ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... United Benefit Advisors ... the latest addition to its growing list of Partner Firms. S.S. Nesbitt ... from Orlando to Huntsville and in between. , Harnessing the experience and insights ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management announced today ... as keynote speaker at the organization’s 2016 Spring Conference. Fox’s topic, Lead with ... with their own organizational staff and leadership. , “I am so excited ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Beach, Florida (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 ... ... Country Club) announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Emerald Club ... World award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... newest and most versatile series of monitor mounts ever. , “Our goal was ... flexible and easy to install system that we have ever created.” said Darren Hulsey, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: ... successfully completed, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Laurel Acquisition ... and outstanding shares of common stock of Ocata Therapeutics, ... , "Ocata") for a price of US$8.50 per share ... commenced the Tender Offer on November 19, 2015, U.S. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Association, in partnership with ALS Finding a Cure, is pleased ... track TDP43 aggregation. The successful team(s) with the most developed ... --> --> ALS is ... brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose ... leads to total paralysis and death within two to five ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, ... LexisNexis Provider Performance Monitor , a clinical ... the quality and efficiency of provider networks through ... measuring provider performance through Provider Performance Monitor, payers ... improve the patient experience and reduce costs, as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: