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WE REFUSE to die from diseases we can prevent.

Heart Disease Homework: A Guide To Getting Your Family History

  What do your almond-shaped eyes and beautiful skin have in common with heart disease? They can all run in the family. The keyword here is “can.” If you have a family history of heart disease, you aren’t guaranteed to develop it, but it can mean you’re at a higher risk. It can work the

Heart Disease In Black Women: The Big Issue You Might Not Know About

This post was originally published in July 2017 and has been republished for Heart Health Month. Here’s one simple question: Do you care about your health? Most people would answer, “Of course I do.” Okay, so let’s assume you do. Then, here’s another question. Do you know that as a Black woman, you have a

Breathe In, Breathe Out: 8 Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

You’ve got a super-busy life, so you’re trying to take care of yourself. You get your sleep, eat your veggies, and seem to feel fine. Then, your physician gives you the news: You have high blood pressure. Just what you need. To get it under control, it helps to understand exactly what’s happening. Here’s a

Managing High Blood Pressure: How Black Women Can Help Each Other

If you have high blood pressure, support from the women in your life can be the difference between controlling it or letting it control you. And chances are, you’re not the only one facing this issue to begin with. Here are 5 ways that sisters, cousins, and girlfriends can look out for each other and

Dear Black Women Who Smoke: A (Tough) Love Letter

It’s actually a painful scene to watch: It’s afternoon, and people outside are darting to and from work, school, wherever. Off to the side, you see a Black woman stepping out for a much needed break. Her hair is on point. She is slaying with her outfit. She may be chatting with other people or