heart disease

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.

America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…

Men in general aren’t exactly well known for always taking great care of themselves. But, when you think about it, every man owes it to…

Fat…you’re told they’re bad, then you’re told they’re good. So, which is it? Both. “Your body needs fat in order to function,” says Barbara Roberts,…

Millions of Americans, including middle-aged and older Americans, have a very protein-rich diet. But now, new studies have found something very interesting – while this…

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 […]

If you’re a milk drinker, health conscious or lactatose-free advocates will proudly speak about the benefits of their favorite kind of milk.  Soy Milk may be one of their choices as an alternative to drinking cow’s milk. Live Strong.com reports soybeans have been around for many years and studies show its rich in fiber and […]

A recent study found that African-Americans are less likely to call 9-1-1 first when someone is having a stroke or heart attack. But a new study revealed that there are more factors to why we receive heart treatment late. Hospital quality plays a factor in why Black patients wait longer for treatment that they need, […]

Researchers may have found new evidence as to why African-Americans die from heart attacks more often than others. According to a new study conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, African-Americans are more likely to have a specific kind of plaque that causes heart attacks. “For a long time, physicians have searched […]

African-Americans often face a different set of health problems than people of other races. Here’s a list of nine conditions that seem to especially affect the African-American community.