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Heart Disease, Athletes and the Rest of Us

August 4, 2016 1

by Takara Rooks-Poteat   In January of this year, my older brother Sean and I buried our father who was 68 years old. It appeared he had a heart attack while making his breakfast. Our […]


A woman’s guide to men’s health

July 8, 2015 0

Submitted by AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia Women play an important role in men’s health. Sometimes we even put our own health on the back-burner to make sure the men in our lives take care […]


The Threat of Heart Disease & Stroke

April 13, 2015 0

By American Heart Association – Dallas Heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans and stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. As frightening as these statistics are, […]


Love Your Heart 3 Ways

March 5, 2015 0

By Peter G. Roy, DC, CFT Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart. But is the workout you are doing enough? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States […]


Heart healthy through the holidays

December 23, 2014 0

Submitted by AmeriHealth District of Columbia AmeriHealth District of Columbia explains the importance of recognizing heart disease and knowing what to do about it. It’s that time of year again. Many of us are looking […]


Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most

November 6, 2014 0

Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans. Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It […]



April 29, 2014 0

by Erica Annise “My grandmother is a very strong woman who has taught me to be strong and  independent. I can always count on her from anything to baking cookies, helping  me figure out what’s […]

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A Plant-Based Life

May 14, 2011 1

. Changed.  That’s how I walked away from the screening of “Forks Over Knives.” As a fitness pro, I already know the benefits of a plant-based diet, but have I ever been inspired to convert? […]

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