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Skipping sleep might raise your cholesterol—but only if you’re black

A team including two Howard University professors teased out the peculiar result from responses to one of the nation’s largest health surveys.

Add this to the perils of being black in America: Too little shut eye may not only leave you irritable and groggy—it might also give you high cholesterol. 563 more words

Howard University

Heart Health is Continuious

Heart Health is a Lifestyle Change

Hearts of Color, Inc is an informative and educational organization focused on encouraging healthy preventative lifestyle changes for minority women as it relates the #1 Killer of women, heart disease. 101 more words

Community Involvement

Heart Risk is High in San Bernardino

****Heart Disease is the #1 Killer****
Total Population: 2, 088,371
Coronary heart disease deaths (rate per 100,000 persons)
The age adjusted coronary heart disease death rate… 24 more words

Community Involvement

Think globally, race outrage locally.

One of the volunteers at our tiny county’s only food bank/emergency assistance provider/shelter is always wearing a t-shirt that says IF YOU AREN’T OUTRAGED YOU AREN’T PAYING ATTENTION. 287 more words

Access

Community Engagement for Health Disparities

Inequities exist among certain populations when it comes to health status.  Ethnic and racial minority groups, such as African Americans and Latinos, have higher rates of almost all major chronic conditions and higher mortality rates.  459 more words

Community Health Workers