www.health.com By Anthea Levi   For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for the worst possible outcomes. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Loretta...
www.thinkpress.org  By Alex Zielinski From police brutality to health care gaps, there are countless forms of systemic violence that impact black communities. But there’s one quieter, overlooked threat that’s begun to have a deadly impact on black children: mental health stigma. The rate...
www.healingwell.com Do You or Someone You Know Have Signs of Lupus? Lupus is a serious health problem that affects mainly young women. The disease often starts between the ages of 15 and 44. People of all races may get lupus. However, lupus...
www.webmd.com By Daniel J. DeNoon Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans.Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming...
  www.webmd.com Heart disease has haunted generations of Robin Drummond's family. "I have a family history of heart disease on both sides," says the 55-year-old African-American and resident of Hammond, La. "I've had uncles, aunts, and grandparents who've died from heart...
www.baileymedicalcenter.com Bailey Medical Center Leadership Series with Birthing Center Manager Julia Profit Johnson Birthing Center manager Julia (JP) Profit Johnson, BSN, RN, doesn’t hesitate to empty the trash or pick up a night shift. The same is true of designing a...
Blacks face alarming differences compared to all other racial and ethnic groups by Kandia Johnson www.blackenterprise.com “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” Martin Luther King, Jr. once said. Did you know African Americans...
  www.bwhi.org The “OTHER” Cancer and Black women Cervical cancer affects more than 11,000 women worldwide annually.  Of the close to 2,000 Black women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, over 40 percent will die. This is unacceptable.  Cervical cancer is one...
http://stateofobesity.org/disparities/blacks/ Inequities in a range of factors — income, stable and affordable housing, access to quality education and others — all influence a person's chance to live a longer, healthier life.1 These inequities and disparate access to affordable, healthy food...
  www.heart.org Heart disease is the  No. 1 killer for all Americans, and stroke is also a leading cause of death. As frightening as those statistics are the risks of getting those diseases are even higher for African-Americans. The good news is,...
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