Take Charge Of Your Health Today. A healthy heart

In this month’s Take Charge of Your Health page, we are discussing cardiovascular disease and the health disparities that come along with it. We know that poor heart health can lead to a cardiovascular event like a heart attack.

According to the American Heart Association, heart health can be affected by your cholesterol, heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose level. For years, cardiovascular disease has been the number one cause of death within the United States, but, as these unprecedented times continue to unravel, COVID-19 has taken that number one place. Both COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease are still growing issues in this country, and both continue to affect Black and Brown communities at higher rates than other populations.

Physician and researcher Dr. Utibe Essien has begun to dig deeper to find answers to some questions about cardiovascular disease and why it affects Black and Brown communities at a higher


Click to read the full article @New Pittsburgh Courier