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Rev. Michael O. Minor preaches the gospel of healthy living

When Rev. Michael O. Minor moved back home to the Mississippi Delta, after 10 years in Boston, he noticed something alarming. People were dying. “I was doing a funeral almost every week,” says Rev. Minor, who became pastor of Oak …

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African-Americans can receive individualized snapshot of cardiovascular risk

For the first time, African-Americans can receive an individually tailored snapshot of their cardiovascular risk, and both heart attack and stroke risk can be measured at the same

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Black men raised by single parent had higher blood pressure as adults

African-American men raised in single-parent households in Washington, D.C., had higher blood pressure as adults than men raised by two parents, according to a study in the American Heart

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New study shows lack of sleep could affect heart health for blacks

Blacks, especially those with professional jobs, are less likely than whites to get more than seven hours of sleep a night, according to a new Harvard School of

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by