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Our local university has a research program through thier graduate school of Public Health department that evaluates the likely-hood of you having a heart-attach. Research evaluates the role of metabolism in heart disease among different racial/ethnic populations. The project is considered a community-based clinical research program aimed at reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in cardiovascular risk. For example, through this program I discovered my risk of suffering a heart attach is low but my Cholesterol is high and I should be taking an asprin on a daily bases.
Now there is a project called the "Healthy Black Family" that " provides activities that help individuals and families prevent diabetes and high blood pressure. Risks for getting diabetes increase with age and they include: being overweight, having a family history of diabetes, race/ethnicity, history of gestational diabetes (getting diabetes when pregnant), high blood pressure, high cholesterol and an inactive lifestyle....." The "Healthy Black Family Project" provides health risk assessment, interview for family health history information, stress management, nutrition information with certified nutritionist and you get your own health coach to plan your daily physical activities for a healthier YOU. The program utilizes a community center for exercise classes, yoga classes, nutrition classes, pool and Gym equipment. And, its ALL Black folks of all ages and its ALL FREE.
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