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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), about 80 percent of Black smokers prefer menthol cigarettes.  A study in 2013, found 9 out of 10 Black smokers pick menthol cigarettes. “Why do Black people love menthols so much?”  Comedian Dave Chappelle asked an actress playing a social worker during a sketch on his…

Many of us decided with the new year that we were going to lose weight, and exercise to be healthier.  That always sounds like a good idea, however; making it happen requires planning and hard work.  When we do something consistently for 30 days it become a habit.  That said, losing weight requires planned and…

In addition to being National Black History Month, February is also American Heart Month, a month to raise awareness about the impact of heart disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the Black community, and our high rates of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and obesity increase the risk. Fortunately, these conditions…

Heart disease continues to be one of the most common causes of death worldwide.  It is estimated that in the United States close to 85% of individuals over the age of 65 die from heart disease.  There is no question that the risk of heart disease increases with advancing age, but the risk factors are…

Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with its first ever Gala featuring Jenifer Lewis.  Following the historical year for the health focused nonprofit organization, CBHC has planted seeds for success.  As the organization continues to move forward to achieve health equity in the Black Community of Colorado, in this article two pioneers…

Ingredients Split Pea Pesto: 1 cup dry green split peas 2 1/4 cups water , divided 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 to 2 cloves garlic , minced (to taste) 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells Marinara sauce, for serving Directions Combine…

The Colorado Black Health Collaborative would like to help get the word out about the recent measles outbreak.  Measles is more than a minor rash or irritant. This is a serious disease and can affect anyone.  In this article we are sharing the message and a video form Dr. Jerome Adams who is the United…

Being healthy requires taking care of your mind, body and soul.  One way to take care of your soul is to view a movie that churns up some positive emotion.  February is heart month and the month of love.  What better time than to watch a famous Black Love movie.  The list was compiled from…

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