American Heart Association

Young, Black Adults Had a Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Worse Hospital Outcomes

During a decade of study between 2007 and 2017, young, Black adults in the U.S. (mean age of 31 years) experienced increased cardiovascular disease risk factors and worsened hospital outcomes, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021

Healthier Church Challenge Uplifts Black Women’s Health

According to a recent study, Black women have three times the risk of sudden cardiac death compared to White women. That’s why the American Heart Association, with the help of its sponsor, WW International, Inc. (Weight Watchers Reimagined) is establishing the EmPOWERED & Well Healthier Church Challenge to support and expand the ongoing health and wellness activities of Black women and their faith-based communities in Los Angeles. Now through Nov.18, the American Heart Association and WW are calling on faith-based organizations with health and wellness ministries to apply for the EmPOWERED & Well Healthier Church Challenge. Kicking off Jan. 5, the 12-week pilot program will empower participants with weekly coaching and science-based health education. According to a 2019 Duke University study, while one-third of all Americans live with obesity, that

High Blood Pressure is Major Cause of Concern in African American Community

That’s why it’s important for African Americans to better  understand this health condition, and know how to protect themselves. High blood pressure typically has no signs or symptoms, which makes it that much more dangerous. In fact, it’s for that reason that hypertension is often called a “Silent Killer.”

Dorothy Cobb Wheeler, Advocate for Others, Passes Away

A life dedicated to faith, family and community has ended for longtime Los Angeles resident Dorothy Cobb Wheeler, who passed away on May 27 at the age of 77. Inspired by her love for God and concern for all people, Dorothy devoted her first career to assisting residents as part of the LAPD Wilshire and Pacific Division’s Community Relations Office. Following her retirement, she attended law school at age 58 and became an attorney specializing in employment discrimination and working pro bono for faith-based and senior citizens groups. A celebration of her life and her steadfast commitment to others will