Greater Health

High Blood Pressure Redefined For First Time in 14 Years: 130 Is the New High

Most African-American men and women will have high blood Pressure under  New American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines. Among African-Americans, 56 percent of women and 59 percent of men will have high blood pressure.

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Black Faith Leaders Encourage Their Flocks to Sign Up for Obamacare

Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15.

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Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care: One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable

The combined evidence to date shows that roughly 35 percent of all cases of dementia are attributable to nine potentially modifiable risk factors. Many of the risk factors occur at particular life stages …

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The Catch-Up Plan: Ending HIV/AIDS Public Health Crisis

The Catch-Up Plan is an 18-month initiative that has been developed to accelerate the AIDS response and prevent a resurgence of the HIV epidemic in the 25-country region.

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FDA Approves Pill With Sensor That Digitally Tracks When Patients Ingest Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that records that the medication was taken.

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Here’s What Really Cuts Black Lives Short!

Among the growing middle- and upper-class African American community, health outcomes are still poorer in African Americans, even when their socioeconomic status is comparable to white Americans.

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Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware We Have

Many large-scale disparities we see in society also show up in small-scale studies of behavior. So, how are these inequalities sustained in a country that prides itself on egalitarianism?

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Despite Trump, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Has Begun in N.C.

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” Pres. Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet.

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Will Obamacare Marketplaces Suffer as Open Enrollment Begins?

The Trump administration’s executive order to some elements of the Affordable Care Act’s administration is creating

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Our Calculator Will Guess How Many Healthy Years of Life You Have Left

Want to know your own estimate of healthy years ahead? We developed a free online tool that lets you calculate healthy, unhealthy and total life expectancy. This is work in progress.

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African American Holistic Doctor Releases New Line of All-Natural Herbal Ointments

You shape your own quality of life. No doctor, lawyer, or teacher has the impact on your life that you do. No one! That’s what Dr. Nancy J. Williams taught her clients for over 10 years at her holistic wellness center …

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Even Oprah Had to Fight Depression, Find Out How She Did It

Many people have the misconception that depression is a white man’s disease. It is not. Black people also suffer from depression but are more reluctant to talk about it or seek help. Even billionaire Oprah Winfrey had to overcome depression, and her being famous was not a cure!

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