November 7, 2018

The Flu: Potentially Fatal

Latasha Haynes was 34 when she almost died of the flu last year. What started as a little coughing and fatigue ended with two blood transfusions […]
November 7, 2018

What You Didn’t Know About the Flu

We are in the midst of the worst flu season in 10 years, with almost every state in the union reporting widespread outbreaks. Yet with all […]
October 2, 2018

Discrimination in America’s Health System

A patient of mine recently shared a story with me about her visit to an area emergency room a few years ago.* She had a painful […]
October 2, 2018
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Residents of ‘Black ZIP Codes’ Can’t Breathe

Your location determines your risk of asthma more than any other factor, new research finds Asthma is a lifelong affliction—crippling and expensive to manage. But it […]
October 2, 2018

Black Health: Your Greatest Wealth

One of the prevailing views on the disparities between whites and blacks in terms of medical care and mortality is that people of color suffer from […]
September 25, 2018

Obesity in African American Children

African American children and adolescents are more likely to be overweight and obese than their White peers. The Findings: African American youths are at higher risk […]
September 25, 2018

Prostate Cancer: The Second Leading Cause of Death in African American Men

African American men are at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer over white men and other men of color. One in six African American men […]
September 25, 2018

Put Down The Fried Foods – How Cholesterol is Affecting the African American Community

Why do African-Americans have increased cholesterol levels? There is a well-established difference in cholesterol levels between Americans of European and African descent. In particular African Americans […]
June 14, 2018

World Sickle Cell Day 2018

African-American Community- how to support Fundraising for Sickle-Cell-Disease Research for the CURE June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day, but you don’t have to wait until […]
June 14, 2018

4 Ways To Prevent A Deadly Stroke

African American And High-Risk? 4 Ways To Prevent A Deadly Stroke African Americans are twice as likely to die from a stroke, and their risk of […]
 
 

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