african-americans

viaBlackDoctor: According to the National Kidney Foundation, Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in African Americans. African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as Caucasians. Approximately 4.9 million African Americans over 20 years of age are living with either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Recently, researchers have found ties between […]

via BlackDoctor: Per a report by the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Center, Black people have the highest risk of Pancreatic Cancer, with an incidence rate being 30 to 70% higher than other racial groups in America. Not only is the incidence rate of pancreatic cancer higher among Black people, but they also have the poorest […]

via BlackDoctor: One out of every 400 African-Americans in the United States is born with sickle cell disease, a debilitating, extremely painful condition. Patients with sickle cell disease suffer from abnormally shaped, rigid and adhesive red blood cells. These abnormal cells serve as a barrier to blood vessels and cause “sickle cell crises,” an enduring […]

via BlackDoctor: One out of every 400 African-Americans in the United States is born with sickle cell disease, a debilitating, extremely painful condition. Patients with sickle cell disease suffer from abnormally shaped, rigid and adhesive red blood cells. These abnormal cells serve as a barrier to blood vessels and cause “sickle cell crises,” an enduring […]

via BCNN1- Clarissa Hamlin : Black people have found ways to cope with racism, traumas and the BBQ Beckys of the world. One of those ways, you ask? Many African Americans have joined churches to deal with stressful racial profiling incidents, which have skyrocketed in recent months. The coping mechanism has proven effective as worshippers have […]

via BlackDoctor: African-American adults who smoke are at higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure than those who used to smoke or have never smoked, a new study shows. For people who smoke, the results “should add more fuel to the discussion” about quitting, said the study’s senior author Dr. Michael E. Hall, a […]

via eurweb: We have had the pleasure of having an African American president recently for eight years, which has instilled in all of us a ray of hope, courage and inspiration that we can achieve whatever we want. We can achieve great heights through perseverance, determination and courage. There are a number of African-American role […]

via: BCNN1 African-Americans are more engaged with the Bible than any other group, according to the American Bible Society’s State of the Bible survey, which found that this group overwhelmingly cites positive beliefs and hope found in the Scriptures. The study showed that 71 percent of African-Americans are Bible engaged or Bible friendly, compared to 58 percent […]

The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes diagnosis and management. However, it may not be the best test to use in African Americans—particularly those with sickle cell trait. What is the AIC? The A1C test—also called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test—shows how much glucose is attached to hemoglobin, the protein […]

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in African Americans, and if you have diabetes, you are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. In fact, the American Heart Association considers diabetes to be one of the seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. People with […]

African Americans have the highest rate of diabetes, but get this: it’s a preventable disease. We can actually win the fight against it. Genetic traits, the prevalence of obesity, and insulin resistance all contribute to the risk of diabetes in the African American community. African Americans also have a high rate of diabetic complications, because […]

Multiple studies have shown that African Americans are less likely to receive hip or knee replacements for osteoarthritis than Hispanics or Caucasians. Additional studies have looked at why. The most common reasons being that African Americans were less likely to be familiar with joint replacement surgery, have lower expectations, more concerns about post operative pain […]