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6 Things You Should Know About Sodium and High Blood Pressure

Here’s the skinny on sodium and high blood pressure: There’s a good chance you are consuming too much salt, which means your sodium intake exceeds the recommended daily amount.  The
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Changing the Narrative Around Black Aging with Dr. Jarrod Carroll

Collectively, African-American men have the worst quality of life and shortest life spans of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have the
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Doctor: ‘Healthy Aging’ Starts With These Tips

Rapidly declining health, little to no retirement savings, and premature death. That’s what the picture of Black aging in the U.S. looks like.  While Blacks experience inequities in nearly every
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4 Reasons Why Breast Cancer Impacts Black Women

This article is part of an ongoing series called “For Our Sisters,” where we examine the critical health issues that impact Black Women. For all women, especially Black women, breast
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Though Rare, Sudden Cardiac Death From Sex Is Real

Yes, it’s true. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) from sex, where your heart stops beating, is quite possible. And it’s not an old man problem, according to a recent study published
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COPD and Smoking: 7 Facts That Should Concern You

It’s the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and millions of people don’t even know they have it. It’s called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, and it is
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These 5 Pancreatic Cancer Facts Should Concern You

Black Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than any other racial or ethnic group in America. Once that cancer is detected, it is often advanced and inoperable. This trend has less to do with biology and more to do with environmental and socioeconomic factors.
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4 Surprising Facts About Stress

Stress may not be tangible, but it is as central to our lives as breathing. Everybody experiences it, both good and bad.
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What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Booster Shot

The Delta variant is so out of control that U.S. health officials rolled out a plan for booster shots starting September 20 for Americans who got the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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The Pandemic May Have Fueled This Disturbing Trend

Thanks to numerous studies, we are beginning to understand the manifold effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. What we’ve learned from this life-altering scourge is that it has deepened economic inequality, irrevocably altered how we work, fueled a surge in gun violence, and helped ignite a mental health crisis, among other impacts.  
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