black health

National (Time)– In a finding that surprised its authors, a new study revealed that vitamin D deficiency does not contribute to rates of fatal stroke in African Americans, even while it doubles the risk of death from stroke in whites. This, despite the fact that blacks are known to be more vulnerable to vitamin D […]

A recent study found barbershops an effective place to address African American health issues. It found that for black men with high blood pressure, a barber can make some inroads just by offering to take a customer’s blood pressure and urge action if it’s high. But he can have twice the impact if he shepherds […]

Genetic ancestry has no role to play in how African American patients with asthma respond to medication, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

Bed bugs are crawling all over the country, and people are responding with a lot of squeamishness and a lot of scratching. They’re also keeping exterminators awfully busy. But why the recent infestation explosion?

African Americans are known to have a higher rate of heart disease and stroke than whites, and a new study suggests that those excess risks emerge at a relatively young age.

In case you were wondering about the status of breast cancer, the following statistics were provided by the Northeast Ohio affiliate of Komen for the Cure.

A diet that is heart healthy, boosts brain function and can reduce risk of stroke and kidney stones? That trifecta belongs to the DASH diet plan, which is more of a way of eating than an actual weigh loss diet plan. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and is available free from the […]

African-Americans may be at an increased risk for developing life-threatening blood clots after receiving drug-coated stents that are meant to keep their arteries open, new research shows.

Two summers ago, north side residents protested a proposed fried chicken restaurant, calling its high-calorie offerings a health hazard to a neighborhood already saturated with fast food.

FROM NPR.com: Bone marrow transplants are often the only treatment for blood-related cancers. The treatment, however, is dependent on the patient finding a donor who shares a similar genetic makeup. In most cases, that means the match is found in someone of the same race. But the black community has a particularly tough time attracting […]