"Stay Strong, Live Long "
This area is all about the education around various health conditions, especially those which significantly impact people of color. We not only need to pay attention to the risks and symptoms associated with these diseases, but also make a point to study prevention techniques. A good first step is to obtain information about your family medical history. This would give you a fair indication of what you may be genetically predisposed to.
For example, research suggests African-Americans are higher risk to suffer from:
Cardiovascular Disease (Coronary, Stroke, High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol)
Vitamin D Deficiency (resulting in several types of autoimmune diseases & cancers)
Cancer (Lung, Breast, Colon and Prostate
Mental Health Issues (Depression, PTSD, Bi-Polarism etc)
Resources below provide info on these ailments and more as well as organizations that may specialize support in treatment & prevention. In addition, this is also a good place to start advocating your support for these causes and initiatives. Please continue to do your own research and as always consult a doctor if you exhibit signs of serious illness.
If you don't currently have a primary care physician (PCP), check below to find community health centers near you.
Health is the greatest wealth...
Byllye Y. Avery
Charles F. Whitten, MD
Denise “Liv” Francis
Dr. Jennie M. Bennett
Dázon Dixon Diallo
Karen Eubanks Jackson
Shaney jo Darden & Mona Mukherjea-Gehrig