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Diabetes is an extremely important issue nationally and internationally. In the United States diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death. More than 30 million Americans have the disease. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and 90-95% of adults have this type. Nobody is immune to developing diabetes…

November is National Diabetes Month.  Colorado Black Health Collaborative will feature several articles to address diabetes in the month of November. We are also joining the Together2Goal National Day of Action to spread information about diabetes to the community. Be on the lookout for our tips around town. According to the National Institute of Diabetes…

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado suggests that what’s good for your heart is also good for your brain. Nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes has been linked to a lack of exercise and being overweight, but some adults have a higher risk than others including those over the…

Everywhere you go in October people are decked out in pink to highlight breast cancer awareness.  These pink campaigns have gone a long way in generating discussion and action around the critical issue of breast cancer. There have been pink and black campaigns to engage more Black women and communities.  This engagement has helped people…

Participants at the Colorado Black Health Collaborative(CBHC) 1oth Family Reunion/Block Party event on August 26, 2017, were treated to great food. Featured in this article are links to the foods provided by Chef Lisa. “We want the recipe!”, was the refrain heard as people walked away from Chef Lisa’s Station at the Dahlia Campus for…

For decades, researchers have been piecing together the unfortunate reality that wide-ranging societal factors affect people’s health. It’s still too early to know precisely how these things impact heart disease, stroke and other major health problems. But, as work continues to fully understand these relationships, there’s no denying the very real effects of these factors…

My journey began at a very early age with sickness.  At the age of 15 I had my first well-woman check-up and there was a lump in my breast.  At that time, in 1979, they determined it was just my monthly cycle, so no action was taken.  At the age of 24 I had early…

For many years, the treatments developed to treat the chronic and rare conditions that people in our communities live with each day have succeeded because of those who have been willing to participate in clinical trials. As too many African-American families know all too well, Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a very painful, chronic genetic…

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