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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…

On June 20, 2017, at the age of 42, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, a hip hop pioneer, passed away due to complications from sickle cell disease.  His death was unexpected but his lifelong battle with the condition was articulated in a song he created back in 1996 called, “You Can Never Feel My Pain.”  Over the…

The Family Fun Block Party is back! Colorado Black Health Collaborative and be well Health and Wellness Invite Residents to Attend the 2017 Family Fun Block Party to promote healthy living programs within the African American Community DENVER (August 1, 2017) – The Family Fun Block Party is back!  This time with more family and…

Family, this article is packed with healthy berries, tasty recipes for the summer. If you try one out, be sure to drop us a line and tell us how it tasted. We want to feature the most popular ones in upcoming articles. Blueberries are in season during the summer, so you’ll easily find them at…

Men this will be the last Men’s Health Month article.  We were going to post an article about prostate cancer screening, but after review we realized that were many new developments in the arena of prostate cancer screening so we will postpone that article for a couple of months. This last article discusses screening for…

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