Doctors have long known that Black people suffer disproportionately.
Before the renewed cries of “Black Lives Matter,” they knew racism has very real, physical effects. They knew about...
Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of “Black Lives Matter”: Black people suffer disproportionately.
They face countless challenges to good health, among...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is releasing more information about its coronavirus deaths, showing the virus's victims are disproportionately black and two-thirds of those who have died...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans and Touro are teaming up to offer health screenings and other resources to improve maternal health.
In a news release the city described how they will be...
SENOIA, Ga. (AP) — Amy Majors can only move 50 feet within the confines of her Senoia home.
Although if the 33-year-old single mother woman stretches far enough, she can reach the carport, where she wistfully watches her young son Michael play outdoors.
Majors is tethered to an oxygen tank 24 hours a day, connected by a tube that is a thin lifeline between her existence and an almost certain death.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says its researchers are getting $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study how lifestyle modification with support from health coaches helps people control their diabetes and high blood pressure.
The team will develop a 12-week diabetes and hypertension self-management program in Morgantown and Charleston for adults with both Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Campaign to lower blood pressure latest initiative to improve health in Little Saigon
WESTMINSTER - Health officials in Little Saigon have launched a new program to combat one of the biggest killers for Vietnamese-Americans: hypertension - which can lead to heart attacks, strokes and heart failure.
The program will:
teach Vietnamese-American seniors about hypertension and its risks.
connect those seniors with mentors who will help them develop healthier eating and exercising habits