July 6, 2020

Coronavirus Racial Disparities

In April, New Orleans health officials realized their drive-through testing strategy for the coronavirus wasn’t working. The reason? Census tract data revealed hot spots for the […]
June 30, 2020

Identifying and Treating Allergies

Common Seasonal Allergy Triggers If you sneeze and cough during certain times of the year, you may have seasonal allergies. However, occasional allergies aren’t something you […]
June 22, 2020

Smoking in the African American Community

While the youth smoking rate has now dropped to a record low of 6 percent, that number does not tell the whole story. Tobacco use disproportionately […]
June 15, 2020

Quarantine Exercise and Self Care

Six things you can do right at this moment, along with some simple exercise equipment to get for your house. “Trying to preserve some sense of […]
June 24, 2019

Melanin Doesn’t Mean Ditch the Sunscreen

For those who think their skin color exempts them from having to worry about sun protection, dermatologists have a message: Damaging UV rays can penetrate all […]
May 28, 2019

Black Men and Diabetes

African Americans have a 50% chance of developing diabetes, but most black men pay little heed to the warnings — and pay the price. Fortunately, type […]
May 21, 2019

Nearly 1 out of every 5 United States adults experiences a mental health issue each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Despite […]
May 14, 2019

High Blood Pressure

For African-Americans, high blood pressure often develops early in life The prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) in African-Americans in the United States is […]
May 7, 2019

The Relation Between Allergies and Asthma

Do Allergies Cause Asthma? Allergies don’t cause asthma. But kids who have allergies, or a family history of allergies, are more likely to get asthma than […]
April 23, 2019

Self Care – It’s Just That Simple

Taking Care Of Yourself To be able to care for the people you love, you must first take care of yourself. It’s like the advice we’re […]
 
 

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