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:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Gensuite is honored ... under the Best New Product Launch category. Gensuite’s entry on their EZ Scan ... BOC Global Events & Training Group is a professional event and training provider ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Tomorrow Trump ... Donald Trump bringing greatness back to the presidency and to America. “Tomorrow Trump Goes ... to do as much as she can for this country. , Nancy attributes her ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... The Business Architecture Guild ... Reston, VA on March 21-22, 2017. This premier event features business practitioners and ... a cross-section of industries such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, retail, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... People with Parkinson’s disease ... on a type of MRI, according to a study appearing online in the ... nervous system characterized by tremors or trembling and stiffness in the limbs, impaired ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... According to a November 1 article published on ... or not drinking enough water, which can cause bad breath (known medically as halitosis). ... oral hygiene not only helps reduce the possibility of bad breath, but it can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016  In response to the ... opioids every 25 minutes, a respected group of local ... will provide a holistic suite of services to help ... Based on his own experience trying to help family ... Justin Lanning launched 180 Health Partners ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5 2016 United Kingdom Ophthalmic ... GlobalData,s new report, "United Kingdom Ophthalmic Diagnostic ... data on the United Kingdom Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment ... US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices ... (OCT), Retinal Ultrasound Imaging Systems, Corneal Topography Systems, ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 5, 2016 Sangamo BioSciences, ... genome editing, announced the presentation of preclinical and manufacturing data ... at the 58 th Annual Meeting of the American ... Diego, CA , from December 3-6, 2016. ... of hemophilia A which we believe is highly competitive, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: