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September 29, 2014

A frugal solution to healthy hearts

Heart disease is often regarded as a problem that a person is born with, or something that eventually happens in older adults. Non-modifiable risk factors like advancing age and family history are not the only reasons for heart disease. In fact, 80 per cent of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease could be avoided if modifiable risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and raised lipids are addressed.
July 21, 2011

The Story of Miss Lalbanu

The following was originally posted by Alison Horton on America's Unofficial Ambassadors. Alison is a recipient of the AUA Mosaic Scholarship and is currently volunteering with BRAC in Bangladesh.
March 26, 2009

myBRAC: stories from Bangladesh

BRAC VO member Rabeya (center) , as photographed by one of our Duke University interns.   We’re thrilled to announce that the myBRAC website is now online! Last summer, nine students from Duke University traveled to Bangladesh to see BRAC's multitude of poverty alleviation programs in action.