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7 Common Health Concerns African Americans Should Monitor

By |2022-02-11T12:13:45-05:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Several health disparities exist between African Americans and white Americans. Doctors are seeing diseases that you’d expect to see in older patients—heart disease, diabetes, stroke—in relatively young African Americans. While genetics may play a role in certain instances, socioeconomic factors have a significant impact on how African Americans are [...]

Summer Rx: Get Outside

By |2021-04-13T13:25:18-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Spending time in natural spaces has a host of benefits for your mental and physical health. There’s even a scientific name for taking part in outdoor activities—ecotherapy. Research suggests spending time outdoors enjoying the greenery, breathing in the fresh air, or going for a stroll can help you relax, [...]

Get Better Sleep Every Night

By |2021-04-13T13:23:42-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

If you’ve been waking up every morning feeling tired and craving more sleep, you’ve got company: In the best of times, one in three Americans don’t get enough sleep of seven or more hours a day. Add uncertainty and anxiety into the mix and sleep seems even more elusive. [...]

Breathe Easy: Seasonal Allergies 101

By |2020-06-23T16:26:17-04:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Spring is here—which means we’re settling into the warm sunshine and taking in the fresh air. But for some, springtime may bring sneezy, stuffed-up noses and itchy eyes. We’re talking about those dreaded seasonal allergies. “Statistics show that 50 million Americans of all ages suffer from allergies,” says Philip [...]

Getting Heart Healthy with Hypertension Health Coaching

By |2020-06-23T16:22:57-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition that affects tens of millions of adults in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What are the risk factors for hypertension? Family history Advanced age Lack of exercise Poor diet Excess [...]

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