Hispanics in the U.S. at risk for cardiovascular disease also have a high prevalence of sleep apnea, which is often undiagnosed, suggesting the untreated sleep disorder can lead to diabetes and hypertension in this population, according to an analysis of the results of the landmark Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL).
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Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S., Scientific Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, recently became the first recipient of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging, which will go a long way to promote research aimed at understanding how aging influences memory. The chair was established thanks to a $2 million gift to the University from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation.
The University’s WalkSafe Program and Hibiscus Elementary in Miami Gardens co-hosted Walk to School Day – an internationally and nationally celebrated event – on October 8 along with special guests to advocate for safety and health. In addition to the general festivities, the event showcased the Walksafe Poster Contest winners and special guests Sebastian the Ibis, Burnie from the Miami HEAT and Billy the Marlin.