People continue to ask me about health issues and why Black Americans’ health is inferior to every other racial or ethnic group. My podcast Better Black Health covers many of these important topics. The environmental dynamics of being Black drives up our blood pressure, increases our risk for cancer, and makes us struggle with our weight and diabetes. The Better Black Health podcast is also on Spreaker and Spotify to allow easy access to this vital information.
Why do African Americans have a greater cancer risk with smoking . . . and why do so many smoke menthol cigarettes? There is a potential genetic reason behind this huge disparity. And stopping smoking was much harder when there was a household partner or family member who still smoked.
Why do Blacks distrust healthcare providers (doctors, NPs, etc.) at such a high rate? How does our history with medical providers drive this dysfunctional relationship?
The first episode looks at a curious case of high blood pressure and the potential causes including alcohol, sleep apnea, and heart disease.
A follow up episode looks at the vitamin needs of African Americans.
In future episodes we will look at diabetes, obesity, STD’s, bias, and whole lot more as it relates to African American health and ways to Better Black Health. This podcast is proudly sponsored by the National Institute for African American Health. Check out our podcast HERE
- Low Potassium and African Americans - February 5, 2022
- Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Stroke Risk in African Americans - November 27, 2021
- Multivitamins May Help African Americans Avoid Alzheimer’s Dementia - November 27, 2021
- Better Black Health Podcast - July 29, 2021
- Continued Smoking After Cancer Raises Recurrence Risk - July 29, 2021
- Do Sound Machines for Sleep Help? - May 15, 2021
- Displaced: Why African Americans Need Their Own Multivitamin. - April 30, 2021
- A Doctor’s COVID Experience - January 12, 2021
- The Best Multivitamins for African Americans - December 25, 2020
- Sleep Differences in African Americans - May 10, 2020