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April is alcohol awareness month. Alcohol has become an integral part of our culture. Regardless of our background or beliefs, we can’t get away from it, as we are frequently exposed to this item. People use alcohol in various settings; often in celebration and parties. Some people drink little; mostly in social settings, and some…

Who would have thought that an activity as simple as walking only 2 minutes out of every hour could increase a life span by 33 percent?  You saw that right, 33 percent!  The modern day fast paced life style we live these days has offered many conveniences that eliminate walking from our daily activities.  A…

Colorectal cancer discriminates.  In the US, Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in adults and is the 2nd most common cause of death.  Colorectal cancer affects people over the age of 50 and can occur in people of all cultures and ethnicity.  However, Blacks have colorectal cancer at higher rates than Whites.  According…

The Colorado Black Health Collaborative’s (CBHC) Flowing in Black Love Forum was a wonderful event. It was held February 25th, 2017 and focused on self-care and the importance thereof for the Black community. The event featured exhibitors, wellness speakers, Black love movie video collage, Black history facts, thriving with Pilates activity, and information on CBHC…

“An additional four years of education lowers five-year mortality by 1.8 percentage points; it also reduces the risk of heart disease by 2.16 percentage points: and the risk of diabetes by 1.3 percentage points.” National Bureau of Economic Research Education touches every aspect of human life and is intertwined in every direction of life such…

Did you know about 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular (heart and  blood vessels) diseases?  That’s about one every 40 seconds.  Shockingly, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  February is American Heart Month, and is an excellent time to teach your family and friends that heart disease can often…

After going back home for the Holidays, I asked myself who needs love? The thought wasn’t prompted by a bad breakup or an episode of reality TV but the frustration that came with being asked, repeatedly, when was I going to have a baby? As a 28 year old black male it’s understandable why they…

WHO Definition of Health Equity Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically. Health inequities therefore involve more than inequality with respect to health determinants, access to the resources needed to improve and maintain health or health outcomes. They also entail a failure…

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