Four Ways African Americans Can Defy the Troublesome Health Disparity

African Americans are living longer. This is significant, considering just under 20 years ago a gripping health disparity gap resulted in average death rates that were 25 percent higher than they are today. While trending in the right direction, the life expectancy for African Americans is still four years shorter than for Caucasian people – a paradigm we desperately need to change.

For many African Americans, the risk factors that go on to cause major health problems are undetected for too long, and that leads to trouble. Because successful treatment often starts with early discovery, missing warning signs dramatically decreases the chances of a healthy outcome. For African Americans, this is happening more than it should.

We all can probably do more to take better care of ourselves.


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