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Every November, National Diabetes Awareness Month is observed nationwide.  It serves as a chance to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes in our community.  Black Americans have between a 70 and 80% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes when compared with non-Hispanic Whites.  We are also more likely to develop insulin resistance, or…

There will be plenty of choices available over the holidays and who can resist all of the candy at the office, pies at the parties, wine with the girls or an extra glass of beer with the guys?  No one!  And, how easy is it to NOT exercise around the holidays?  VERY! But holiday weight…

Correction:  The following Race, Racism and Health – Health Forum is scheduled for tomorrow – Tuesday – November 13th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  You must Register for this Event at www.TinyURL.com/racism-health Health disparities refer to the differences in healthcare accessibility and status of different people. They result in adverse effects on marginalized populations and result in…

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 5.1 million Americans.  This disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people.  AD is characterized behaviorally by memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior.  On a cellular level, it is characterized by amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangle formation as well as the…

It was found that there was a significantly higher prevalence of depression in Black men when compared to the general population, with many factors involved.  In addition, there is an issue of misdiagnosis, because there are culturally expressed Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) symptoms that many professionals overlook.  These findings lead to the conclusion that there…

The traditional roles of doctor and patient, and the balance of power between the two, have been shifting in recent decades.  In the past, doctors were seen as patriarchal authority figures who should be looked up to, listened to, and obeyed with very little questioning.  Even when patients did not understand what their doctor was…

The complicated medical terminology and healthcare system make a trip to the doctor’s office tricky.  It can be extremely frustrating walking out from an appointment more confused about what to do next than you were before. Just like with any other relationship, miscommunication and confusion can have serious consequences. Especially when dealing with health issues,…

The Colorado Black Health Collaborative is having our first fundraising gala.  However, this is more than a mere fund-raiser.  This event is about raising awareness, educating, engaging, and de-stigmatizing mental health in our community.  Shedding and shredding mental health stigma is a community affair.  Everyone needs to be engaged because mental health stigma is still…

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