nichowen Armed and Dangerous: Ronald G. Victor, MD, director of the Hypertension Center in the #CedarsSinai Heart Institute received 8.5 Million dollar award to enlist African-American barbers in fight against hypertension. His study, published in 2011 in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that if #barbers offered #bloodpressure checks during men's #haircuts and encouraged patrons with hypertension to follow up with physicians, hundreds of lives could be saved annually.

Now, with the grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Victor is about to start a new, randomized, controlled clinical trial that will include 500 African-American male patrons of 20 #LosAngeles-area barbershops. The goal of the new trial is to test the effectiveness of barbershop #hypertension programs and whether expanding such programs is feasible and cost-effective. #Hypertension is one of the biggest reasons why the life expectancy of #AfricanAmerican men is only 69 years. That's a full decade less than white men in this country. #NOTV

If you're ever in southern #Cali go get a cut from @gentlemancutz1 #barberlife #barber #barbershop #barbershopconnect #nbacuts #andis #fade #pacinos #barberpost #barbersinctv #xotics #hairbattletour #haircut #bestbarber #taper #favorite #masterbarber #barbering #tcfu #barbergang @national_barbers_association @barbersinctv @barbershopconnect
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  •   lxvesosa Great Pic...#ScissorSalute 1d
  •   kevpaynter Great work here 1d
  •   rohobaraka Wrote a paper at Howard about how the barbershop can be used to eliminate health, incarceration, and education disparities while offering a sociocultural center for the rising of black men. Happy to see the shop becoming that! 1d

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nichowen de yute dem (the wedding crew) 2d

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nichowen #WeekendResiduals: "You coulda been anywhere in the world, but you're here with me." Congrats to the bride @tabiapopeshow. #pals up 2d

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nichowen "Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do." -#Madiba #NelsonMandela Day 3d

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nichowen @EOYDC's #thinkchina2014: #BreakingCycles

In the 2010-2011 academic year 14,596 students from the United States studied abroad in #China. In that same year there were 157,558 Chinese students studying in the #UnitedStates. 21.8% of their student population.
Source: Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report #NOTV
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nichowen Just because. #pals #tb #25IILife 6d

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nichowen It all comes to this! #Argentina and #Germany are preparing to fight it out in the 2014 #WorldCup final in the #Maracana. Who are you rooting for? #NOTV 1w

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nichowen #‎EOYDC‬'s ‪#‎ThinkChina2014: Work Ethic 1w

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nichowen #‎ThinkChina2014: China is the second-largest economy in the world, #America's fastest growing trade partner, and a major world power. We must invest in our young people to ensure that when they are at the helm of our nation, they have the skills to keep the most important bilateral relationship in the world on an even keel.
Throughout the weekend I'm going highlight a group of young black men from #Oakland #California who are currently there apart of #EOYDC‬'s ‪#‎ThinkChina2014 program. Be sure to follow @ogpenn to get the on the ground perspective. #NOTV
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nichowen There's an App for that: If #diabetics are to keep their blood-sugar levels in a healthy range, they must rely not only on visits to the doctor, but also on careful daily management of their medicine, meals and exercise. For years, this stressful regime included regular self-administered blood-sugar tests and similarly self-administered insulin injections. Now these things can be automated.

Two doctors have created an #app, housed in an #iPhone, which receives data every five minutes from a #glucose monitor implanted in a patient’s body. The app analyses these data, plus the patient’s weight (a good proxy for his blood volume), and draws appropriate conclusions. The phone then transmits the app’s instructions to two implanted pumps. One of them delivers #insulin, to lower blood sugar. The other delivers #glucagon, which helps raise it. No more finger pricking.
In 2012, 29.1 million Americans (compared to 25.8 million in 2010), or 9.3% of the population, had #diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed. #NOTV
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  •   khalkhapone @drmazique ur research. Big things 1w
  •   kemacola This is revolutionary. But the question is, how do the pumps get refilled? Does it entail a secondary surgery? 1w
  •   nichowen @kemacola the pumps are worn on the outside of the body. Once they are low an alarm will sound and they would then be refilled. 1w
  •   kemacola Wow! Thanks for sharing bro! @nichowen. So long as the technology does not malfunction this will be the wave of the future. 1w
  •   3inny That's is crazy Americans need to change their diet, 20 nuggets for $5 is cray cray @mylizzza can't even get 6 for that price lol 1w
  •   mylizzza Dont start with me @3inny I don't even like nuggets that much but it drives me NUTS!! Why the heck do we pay so MUCH for everythinggggg 1w
  •   mr_sokoya Very interesting, and I don't mean to sound like the archaic idiot that's against the advance of technology in a beneficial way, but this makes me weary. This could very easily become a privacy concern. 1w

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nichowen When 9-year-old Matheus Kope Moura was given two tickets for the sought-after #WorldCup Final match on Sunday, his family were offered 10,000 reals ($4,500) for them by a work colleague. “That is the same price as our family home,” said his mother, Paula Kope de Oliveira, 24. “But in the end we were never going to sell them. This is a dream for him.” Matheus and his family lives in Vila Kennedy, a distant #favela in the western zone of #RioDeJaneiro with a noxious reputation for gang violence and hardship. He was given the opportunity — like 22 of his classmates at their elementary school — in a program to distribute tickets to thousands of poor children across #Brazil. Photo by @meerimatildakouta. #NOTV #Winning 2w

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nichowen The Blame Game: #Syria and #Iraq can nowadays barely be called countries at all. A brutal band of #jihadists declared their boundaries void, heralding instead a new #Islamic #caliphate to embrace Iraq and Greater Syria and—in due course—the whole world. * #Egypt is back under military rule. * #Libya, following the demise of #MuammarQaddafi, is at the mercy of militias. * #Yemen is plagued by insurrection, infighting and #alQaeda. * #Palestine is still far from true statehood and peace: the murders of three young #Israelis and reprisals have set off yet another cycle of violence. * Even countries such as #SaudiArabia and #Algeria, whose regimes are cushioned by wealth from oil and gas and propped up by an iron-fisted apparatus of state security, are more fragile than they look. * Only #Tunisia, which started the Arab Spring three years ago, has the makings of a real democracy.
Islam, or at least modern reinterpretations of it, is at the core of some of the Middle East deep troubles. But religious extremism is a conduit for misery, not its fundamental cause. Economic stagnation breeds dissatisfaction. Monarchs and presidents-for-life defended themselves with secret police. The #mosque became a source of public services and one of the few places where people could gather and hear speeches. #Islam was radicalised and the people who hated their rulers came to hate the Western countries that backed them. #NOTV
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  •   chinspeaks If the US didn't get involved in Libya and Iraq that region would be stable 2w

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nichowen #AllFallsDown: A thousand years ago, the cities of #Baghdad, #Damascus and #Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. #Islam and innovation were twins. The various Arab #caliphates were superpowers—beacons of learning, tolerance and trade. Yet today it has all fallen down. Even as #Asia, #LatinAmerica and #Africa advance, the #MiddleEast is held back by despotism and uncontrollable war.

What makes Arab society susceptible to vile regimes and fanatics bent on destroying them? Few #Arab countries have been nations for long. The #Ottoman empire was broken up following #WWI by the humiliation of #British and #French rule. In much of the Arab world the colonial powers continued to control or influence events until the 1960s. For the #MiddleEast to wake from their nightmare, and for the world to feel safe, something needs to change. #NOTV
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nichowen "But if you look at the people who are consistently achieving their goals, you start to realize that it's not the events or the results that make them different. It's their #commitment to the process. They fall in love with the daily practice, not the individual event. What's funny, of course, is that this focus on the #process is what will allow you to enjoy the results anyway..." #TryAgain #NOTV 2w

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  •   dao_d8z "And African" lol I think its like 2000 different tongues spoken in the continent? 2w
  •   darkshadesbadmon The irony 2w
  •   cpuneronet He admitted to not being a linguist in the video 2w
  •   adamma92781 Truth Proudly Igbo! 2w

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