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.

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 […]

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…

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…

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,…

CNN Breaking News is reporting from the LA Coroner’s office that the cause of death of pop icon singer Whitney Houston has been ruled accidental by drowning. Reports from the coroner’s indicate Houston has already been diagnosed with heart disease but cocaine was found in her system listed as as a factor of death. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIA:  WebMd.Com By Stephanie Watson WebMD The Magazine Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD How Does The Human Heart Function? Every day, your heart beats about 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. Although it’s no bigger than your fist, your heart has the mighty job of keeping blood flowing through the […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Denise Mann The study conducted by Sabina Sieri, PhD, of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, a national institute for cancer research in Milan, Italy, has found that carbohydrates with a high glycemic index tend to be the carbs that effect the heart.  This is not say that a diet high […]

VIA:  Health.Com Stress creates inflammation Several studies have linked stress, job strain, and general demoralization to a greater risk for heart disease, though the relationship is less causal than other lifestyle factors, like smoking. Stress triggers an increase of cortisol, a “stress hormone,” which can raise blood-sugar levels and blood pressure. The overproduction of cortisol […]