Health

The State of African American Health & What’s Next?

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By: Chaja Pole, Health & Fitness Coach

 

Great NEWS! The overall death rate for African American’s has decreased by 25% from 1995-2015!

 

However, did you know that Black Americans ages 18-64 years are 40-45% more likely to die than their white counterparts, largely due to chronic diseases. Black Americans are 50% more likely to die from high blood pressure, 66% more likely to die from diabetes, and 100% more likely to die from a stroke.

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October is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, get SCREENED!

My personal story with “Prostate Cancer”

as told by Leonard Webb, Publisher of Ethnic Online

 

Before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 14 years ago, I had never heard of it yet alone knew how disproportionately it affects African American men. In fact as I recall my primary care physician of 24 years had never really discussed my family history or talked to me about prostate cancer, it was only after I was diagnosed that we then discussed my family history.…

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Black Women and Breast Cancer

Black Women and Breast Cancer

By: Black Women’s Health Imperative

Surviving Breast Cancer through Early Detection and Diagnosis

The Issue

Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than the fact that Black women are less likely than white women to get breast cancer, yet have a higher breast cancer death rate.  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women and in 2010, the CDC reported that breast cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for Black women aged 45–64 years.… Read More »