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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 […]
September 2, 2016

The Epinephrine Controversy

Tune in as Dr. Michael Lenoir discusses the controversy of epinephrine and its availability to the people who need it. **Join us at our Fall conference […]
August 26, 2016

Oakland, CA Soda Tax

Dr. Michael Lenoir discusses how Oakland, CA is taking measures to implement a soda tax in an attempt to control the obesity and diabetes epidemic. **Join […]
August 26, 2016

News of the Week – August 22nd

This week, Dr. Michael Lenoir discusses current health problems associated with the United States population. These include: The widespread Zika virus epidemic Sugary drinks and their […]
August 16, 2016

Blacks and Health Care

A recent study suggest that Black Americans are living longer. But as they grow old, we are not as healthy as White Americans. This is especially […]
August 13, 2016

Factors Affecting Health Outcomes in African American Women

Phrased as the “Superwoman Schema,” researchers have suggested that health disparities in African American women can be linked to excessive stress and coping. Due to the […]
August 8, 2016

African American Women at Risk

Studies conducted have consistently proven that African American women are more prone to health risks compared to the rest of the population. While women of White […]
August 5, 2016

Black Women & Healthcare Forum

Learn more about healthcare and how it impacts African American women! Real Talk! Black Women & Healthcare | Wed, Aug 17 – Latest stats, risk factors, […]
August 1, 2016

Black Men, Poverty and Health

I’ve been listening to speeches and the platforms from both political parties for the past several weeks. Health care is talked about often, yet no one […]
July 29, 2016

The Bridge Between Sugary Drinks and Diabetes

In America, it is evident that sugary drinks, especially soda, are consumed in large quantities – almost excessively. Regardless of where you go, the chances of […]
July 26, 2016

African Americans and the Obesity Epidemic

Obesity is simply defined as “weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height” (CDC). In order to calculate whether […]
July 23, 2016

Meet our newest Partners: Yabbit, the digital health assistant!

We at African American Wellness Project collaborate with new and changing technologies to improve the lives of African Americans and Underserved Communities. One of our newest partners […]
July 23, 2016

Diabetes & The Environment

  Affecting 36 million individuals worldwide, it is evident that the diabetes epidemic is ubiquitous – this number is only predicted to rise. With the shift in […]
July 20, 2016

Don’t Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin

“…Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” – Baz Luhrmann In the midst of summer and […]
July 12, 2016

Avoid Eating Your Way to Possible Death

Avoid Eating Your Way to Possible Death “I’ll just go to In-n-Out and get a Double Double with Animal Fries. It’s on the way home anyways.” […]
July 8, 2016

How to Navigate a Complex Healthcare System

The Role of the African American Wellness Project By Dr. Michael A. Lenoir, M.D., Chairman of the AAWP. Have you ever gone to see a medical […]
June 28, 2016

Exploring Self-Efficacy and Health Outcomes

Proposed by renowned Stanford University professor Albert Bandura, self-efficacy is defined as one’s belief in his/her ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task […]