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Family history
Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – all ailments that disproportionately affect the black community – have strong family ties.
lung cancer
Lung cancer doesn’t only affect smokers, and Black Americans have high rates of late detection and misdiagnoses.
While we’re trying to stay home as much as we can, health care shouldn’t be sacrificed, and telehealth options make keeping up with doctor’s appointments possible.
COVID-19 vaccine
A COVID-19 vaccine could be just weeks away for the most vulnerable among us. Here’s what we know so far.
breast cancer awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and regular screenings and information about family history are key.
Ascension Michigan
African Americans are more likely to have preexisting conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, putting them at a higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.
Ascension Michigan
Fibroids – especially cumbersome in Black women – can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, bleeding between periods, pelvic pain and back pain.
weight loss
Whether with African waist beads or by finding a sisterhood, black women are losing weight - and keeping it off - with these tried and true slay makers.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in America, and black women's anxiety tends to more chronic and the symptoms more intense.
Alzheimer's disease
Ascension Medical Group physician Jenese Reynolds-Gibbs, M.D. tells us what to look out for and how to support our loved ones.
Detroit Health Department
Immunizations are a key part of keeping a community healthy and the Detroit Health Department keeps families covered through their immunization program.
Detroit Health Department
Denise Fair accepted the role in early September and is already making strides to expand programming to keep every Detroiter healthy.