Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. CDC stats report that nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke. As part of our Urban One #REPRESENT Men’s Health Initiative, […]

February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month. Not all patients with heart disease are treated equally.


Auntie Fee, died this week via the number one way to die in America. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, half of black women age 20 and over have heart disease and only a third of us know this is our greatest health risk.

Do you avoid avocados? Steer clear of coffee? Some foods just come with a bad reputation. Here are 7 foods that deserve a second chance—after all, they just might improve your health.

Your heart is the most valued part of your body and keeping a healthy lifestyle is important when it comes to protecting your heart. Heart disease is the most common disease in the world and can be very fatal if not taking serious. Your heart is a systematic machine that controls the flow of blood […]

FROM BLACKDOCTOR.ORG: Putting in long hours at the office may help achieve satisfaction at your job, but a new body of evidence indicates that working 10 or 11 hours a day substantially increases the risk of serious heart problems, than those clocking out after seven hours.

(From Almost 400,000 women die of heart disease in the United States each year, and a large percentage of them are black females. In fact, diseases of the heart and circulation, which include heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, hypertension, and diabetes, are responsible for killing more black women than anything else in […]

On the heels of Valentine’s Day, I remind you ladies to not only love others but to love yourself.

Heart disease, more than any other health threat, is the number one killer of African-American women.