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Black Men Dealing With Depression - the-voyade-co

Black Men Dealing With Depression

Depression among Black men is an oft-unspoken pain that deeply affects the health and quality of life of Black people. In fact, the most current review of evidence on Black men and depression suggests a prevalence of five percent to 10 percent. This figure may be much larger, as depression is commonly underdiagnosed. Even more, the failure to adequately address the roots of Black male depression is undermining our communities and keeping us blind to the deep harm of historical and structural racism. Depressive moods and major depressive disorders are defined as the presence of a low mood, sadness, and reluctance to engage in activities for...

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How Fitness Effects Black Men - the-voyade-co

How Fitness Effects Black Men

Following a healthy, balanced diet along with physical activity, are the two most underrated ways to stay healthy and save money. In fact, these vital rituals reduce the funds spent on medical co-pays, doctor visits, and prolonged treatment. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44% of Black men have some form of cardiovascular disease. Not to mention, there are more than 1.5 million heart attacks in America every year. Along with these troubling statistics, Black men are three times more likely to have asthma, with 42% to experience high blood pressure, and 50% more likely to get lung...

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History Behind Our Health: The Ongoing Issue - the-voyade-co

History Behind Our Health: The Ongoing Issue

"Put simply, people of color receive less care—and often worse care—than white Americans," Austin Frakt, an associate professor at Boston University's School of Public Health, writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot," drawing attention to a history of patient consent violations that has fueled black patients' distrust in the system. What the evidence shows about racial gaps in health outcomes Studies show that black patients receive worse quality care for conditions such as cancer and HIV as well as worse quality preventive and prenatal care, Frakt notes. Black patients are also less likely to receive any treatment for cardiovascular disease but are more likely to...

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