Anh Vu Sawyer has educated thousands of Southeast Asian Americans about heart disease and stroke risks. (Photo by Tommy Vo) At first glance, Anh Vu Sawyer wouldn’t appear to be someone at high risk for heart disease or stroke. But she’d be the first to say looks can be deceiving. “I have a very low…

Anh Vu Sawyer has educated thousands of Southeast Asian Americans about heart disease and stroke risks. (Photo by Tommy Vo) At first glance, Anh Vu Sawyer wouldn’t appear to be someone at high risk for heart disease or stroke. But she’d be the first to say looks can be deceiving. “I have a very low…

Medical student Terry Gao is part of a project that delivers health information to a disadvantaged neighborhood in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of Alex Kirsch) During her third year of medical school, Terry Gao learned how classroom training doesn’t always answer real-world questions – like how to get people to eat better. As part of an internal medicine…

Medical student Terry Gao is part of a project that delivers health information to a disadvantaged neighborhood in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of Alex Kirsch) During her third year of medical school, Terry Gao learned how classroom training doesn’t always answer real-world questions – like how to get people to eat better. As part of an internal medicine…

(ljubaphoto, Getty Images) A new study indicates transgender men and women have a higher risk of heart attack – more than four times in some instances – than people who identify as the gender with which they were born. The findings are being presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes…

(ljubaphoto, Getty Images) A new study indicates transgender men and women have a higher risk of heart attack – more than four times in some instances – than people who identify as the gender with which they were born. The findings are being presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes…

(JGI/Jamie Grill, Getty Images) Stressful life events were linked to higher incidents of heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease in African-American women, according to new research that also looked at whether a person’s resilience could help ward off the impact of stress. The study did not find a connection between resilience and…

(JGI/Jamie Grill, Getty Images) Stressful life events were linked to higher incidents of heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease in African-American women, according to new research that also looked at whether a person’s resilience could help ward off the impact of stress. The study did not find a connection between resilience and…

(Thomas Barwick, Getty Images) Boston pediatrician Dr. April Inniss has read the studies. She has reviewed the reports. She’s spoken with colleagues. She has even done her own research. Yet the information remains shocking to her, flying in the face of her medical training and even, seemingly, common sense: “Black women with a college education…

(Thomas Barwick, Getty Images) Boston pediatrician Dr. April Inniss has read the studies. She has reviewed the reports. She’s spoken with colleagues. She has even done her own research. Yet the information remains shocking to her, flying in the face of her medical training and even, seemingly, common sense: “Black women with a college education…