Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

[MUSIC PLAYING] 45 million African Americans; 76 percent Obese & Overweight Adults; 40 percent High Blood Pressure; 48 percent Smoke Cigarettes Local Leaders & Businesses can help make healthy living easier in African American communities. People of color in this community continue to be the ones with [the] highest degrees of diabetes, highest degrees of […]

Does family history matter?

Family history is very important because cardiovascular disease, like other conditions is due to a combination of genetic factors as well as the environment and an individual’s lifestyle. In some people genetic factors play a much more important role and it’s really important in these people that we do get a good family history. Because […]