Treating health disparities: The link between Black history & American heart observances

Written by on February 10, 2024

African Americans are disproportionately harder hit by cardiovascular disease risk factors and are as much as three times more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic whites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association.

That’s why healthcare professionals emphasize that the connection between two major observances, both of which happen to fall in February, should not be ignored:

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