Auntie Fee, died this week via the number one way to die in America. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, half of black women age 20 and over have heart disease and only a third of us know this is our greatest health risk.
Today, we expect to see black nurses when we go to the hospital, doctor or clinic. It wasn’t always that way. Thereasea Elder knows first hand. She was one of the community’s public health nurses. When we think about desegregation, we often recall images of innocent school children simply trying to get an education. Twitter […]
The Thereasea Clark Elder Community Appreciation Ceremony will celebrate the life and work of Ms. Elders and launch the T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy on Thursday. Elder was a pioneering public health nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department from 1962 to 1989. The T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy will focus on chronic […]
Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. One of…
Via UrbanHousecallMagazine.com Even while claiming an estimated 500,000 lives each year in this country, few recognize that the leading cause of death in our community is heart disease. Heart disease is often times known as a “silent killer” because it has been known to strike with little warning. Read more.
The number of Americans who report they have coronary heart disease – which includes heart attack and angina (chest pain) – continues to decline but rates vary widely from state to state and by race and ethnicity, according to a new report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for […]
We’re hearing more stories about people of all ages being diagnosed with an array of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and even having heart attacks and strokes. In the past, we’ve associated these conditions and diseases with older people however times have changed.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a very serious condition that affects the blood flow to and from the main arteries from the heart. According to the American Heart Association, one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, the rate is higher in African Americans. People who suffer from […]
You’ve heard all the talks about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the media over the past year. There are the food companies who say that high fructose corn syrup is natural because it’s derived from corn, a natural vegetable. Then there are the natural food advocates are saying that this substance (which is engineered from corn and not natural at all) is a lethal weapon in our food system.