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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 […]
June 14, 2018
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Hard to close the racial health gap

Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US? The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap […]
June 14, 2018
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Shorter Hep C treatment for Blacks

Hepatitis C treatment in black patients: Longer isn’t better A shorter course of treatment for hepatitis C works just as well as a longer one for […]
June 14, 2018
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It’s Time for Your Social Media Detox

Is it time you went on a social media detox? In today’s world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in […]
June 14, 2018
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5 Ways to Kill Bad Bugs in Your Gut

5 Ways to Kill  Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick “Symptoms Throughout the Body Are Resolved By Treating the Gut” DOCTORS ARE TRAINED […]
June 2, 2018
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10 Health Risks for Black Men

  You’re not invincible If you take better care of your car or favorite gadget than your body, you aren’t alone. According to the Men’s Health […]
May 16, 2018

Red Wine Linked to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

An in-depth analysis finds that drinking white wine may slightly elevate the risk, while red wine reduces it Researchers analyzing data from more than 600,000 men […]
May 2, 2018

Barbershop-based healthcare lowers high blood pressure

Barbershop-based healthcare study successfully lowers high blood pressure in African-American men Nearly 64 percent reduced their blood pressure to healthy levels after barbers promoted follow-up with […]
May 2, 2018
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Black mothers are dying: the toll of racism on maternal health

The recent, high-profile death of Erica Garner, a 27-year-old African-American mother of two — one of them a 4-month-old infant — is a tragic example of how […]
May 2, 2018

Yes, African-American Get Skin Cancer TOO!

People who have dark skin tones often believe they’re not at risk for skin cancer, but that is a dangerous misconception, says dermatologist Maritza I. Perez, […]
May 2, 2018

Impact of Oil Industry Pollution On African-American Health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as […]
April 5, 2018

Adult Obesity in the US: Obesity Problems Affecting the African American Community

Introduction Food happens to be one enjoyable aspect in every culture. It brings people together and closer than ever, but it can also cause major issues […]
April 5, 2018

African-American Death Rate Drops 25 Percent

The death rate for African-Americans (blacks) declined 25 percent from 1999 to 2015, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report released today. But disparities still […]
April 3, 2018

National Minority Health Month

“Without health and long life, all else fails.” – Dr. Booker T. Washington Recognizing that health is the key to progress and equity in all other […]
April 3, 2018

Is the Keto Diet Better Than a Regular Diet

Is the Keto Diet Better Than a Regular Diet, Even with Exercise? Written by Elizabeth Pratt Researchers say the ketogenic diet does a better job controlling […]
April 3, 2018

Wendy Williams Has It… So What Is Graves’ Disease?

The talk show host is taking a three-week hiatus from her job while she’s treated. Without proper treatment, the ailment can cause serious health problems. Graves’ […]
April 3, 2018

Tricks & Tips to Resolve Common Sleep Problems

By Dr. Mercola The importance of sleep is widely ignored and the cost rarely considered, even though it includes everything from reduced work productivity and increased […]
April 3, 2018

Diabetes in African-Americans — How to Lower Your Risk

Various factors put African-Americans at greater risk for type 2 diabetes and its related complications, studies suggest. Here’s what researchers know about the underlying causes and […]
April 3, 2018

Air Pollution Can Sabotage Your Walk

Air Pollution Can Sabotage Your Walk Walking is great for your health, but new research has found that dirty air can cancel out the benefits of […]
April 3, 2018

Why Are Resources For Sickle Cell Scarce?

Sickle Cell Patients, Families And Doctors Face A ‘Fight For Everything’   By Jenny Gold CHICAGO — The day before his 30th birthday, Marqus Valentine was […]
April 3, 2018

Blacks lose quality of life due to fewer knee replacements

Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Black people with knee osteoarthritis may have a worse quality of life than white patients in part because they’re less likely […]
March 29, 2018

Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most

Health care disparities heighten disease differences between African-Americans and white Americans. By Daniel J. DeNoon FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and […]
January 14, 2018

THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS YEARS FLU EPIDEMIC

This year’s flu epidemic is worse than most and here is why. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. It comes in several forms A,B,C, and […]
January 2, 2018

Women Are Naturally Fitter Than Men, Study Says

Conventional wisdom holds that men have the natural advantage when it comes to physical ability. But in one key measure of fitness, women actually come out […]
January 2, 2018

What to Do If You Have Any of These Conditions

I believe that virtually anyone can achieve good health and longevity by following holistic lifestyle strategies. Consuming a balanced, whole food diet, getting enough high-quality sleep, […]
October 9, 2017

Medically Prepared for Disasters? Here’s a Checklist

This year we have seen an increase in size and scope of natural disasters. Many of the victims thought it would never happen to them. It […]
October 9, 2017

4 Takeaways From Rollback Of Contraception Coverage

4 Takeaways From HHS Rollback Of Key Contraception Coverage Provision By Mary Agnes Carey and Lexie Verdon October 6, 2017 On Friday, the Trump administration announced […]
October 9, 2017

A Rare Symptom of Breast Cancer

Nobody Knows About This Rare And Little-Known Symptom of BREAST CANCER by DailyHealthPostOctober 7, 2017   Dimples are cute on the face. Not so cute on […]
October 9, 2017

Improving Your Health Literacy

By Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. There is a truism in health care: When you don’t fully understand or can’t act on information about your health care, […]
October 9, 2017

DEBATE ON USING THE PSA FOR PROSTATE CANCER RAGES ON

Prostate-specific antigen screening is linked with a considerable reduction in the risk of death from prostate cancer, suggests a new review. The findings oppose current guidelines from the […]
October 4, 2017

The Children’s Health Insurance Program has Expired, NOW WHAT?

Program that provides health coverage to some nine million kids, many of whom are in the African American community, was allowed, by the Republican-controlled Congress, to […]
September 2, 2017

A Cure For Sickle Cell — New Hope For Patients

With media news flooded with information on more popular health issues, sickle cell disease has been sorely neglected. Until recently there was little hope about finding […]
May 31, 2017

Can Alcohol Consumption Reduce Heart Disease?

Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, drinking alcohol in moderation is suggested to lower the risk […]
May 12, 2017

Exercising on the Job

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December 18, 2016
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Blood Pressure Risks for African Americans

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November 1, 2016

The Scope of Hypertension and Diabetes upon Communities of Color

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October 28, 2016

Team Effort Network, a New Way to Energize!

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October 27, 2016

What is the Kapor Center for Social Impact?

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October 18, 2016

Arup Roy-Burman Explains his Roadmap to a Successful Health Startup

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October 17, 2016

Hypertension: What Many People Often Neglect

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] How to Identify and Prevent Hypertension Hypertension is a precursor to many diseases and is often overlooked.  Dr. Michael Lenoir discusses how […]
October 16, 2016

An Ingenious Way to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

An Ingenious Way to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes Diabetes along with obesity are one of the major issues that Americans face today. Dr Michael Lenoir […]