America, America — where is your conscience? As the great great great great great granddaughter of Newland, an African master carpenter kidnapped from Western Africa and brought to the US to build colonial infrastructure, I am the monument to the hate that America was...

February 3, 2020

The prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) in African-Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic African-American men and women have high blood pressure. For African-Americans, high blood pres...

January 4, 2020

Background

The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition mission is to address African American disparities in education, employment, housing and health by working to educate, advocate for and empower the community. As an important part of this mandate we must bring awarene...

Opioid addiction has recently become a hot button issue across America. While communities have been devastated by this epidemic for years, policymakers and the media are finally waking up to the realities of the crisis. Much of this attention is focused on white commun...

Illnesses that have long plagued black people are thought to be hereditary. In my opinion, the only illnesses that are hereditary are genetic defects/irregularities.

Here’s another tool in dealing  with the Black Healthcare Disparity through Prevention, Minimizing, and...

“Can I come back to refill my prescription for birth control?” Preterm wanted to answer “yes” to that question. For 40 years, Preterm has provided exceptional abortion care. We also wanted to help meet the unmet need for affordable, accessible healthcare in our communi...

You have the bluest lips that I ever saw. Little did I know as a child when looking at my friend would I know that he was impacted by lead poisoning. My great grandmother said “Girl he has bad blood.” Bad blood was the way my elders described things that they could not...

January 27, 2017

What is it?

Lead poisoning is the elevation of lead within the body. Any child with an Elevated Blood Lead Level (EBL) higher than 5 micrograms per deciliter is considered to be at risk and health actions should be made.

Potential Sources of Lead Exposure

Deteriorating le...

January 5, 2017

New Year, New You

You don’t need to count calories or follow difficult diets to eat healthy, when the USDA and Harvard Medical School have handy tools that show you what your body needs daily. But if even daily seems too hard to get a handle on, take your eating habits...

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