Auntie Fee, died this week via the number one way to die in America. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, half of black women age 20 and over have heart disease and only a third of us know this is our greatest health risk.

America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…

Whitney Houston death is a result of accidental drowning, USA Today reports. Heart disease and cocaine use are listed as factors into her death. The report notes that her death was an accident. USA Today has more: The Los Angeles County coroner‘s office has determined that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death is: “drowning and […]

A recent study found that African-Americans are less likely to call 9-1-1 first when someone is having a stroke or heart attack. But a new study revealed that there are more factors to why we receive heart treatment late. Hospital quality plays a factor in why Black patients wait longer for treatment that they need, […]

Researchers may have found new evidence as to why African-Americans die from heart attacks more often than others. According to a new study conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, African-Americans are more likely to have a specific kind of plaque that causes heart attacks. “For a long time, physicians have searched […]

South Carolina — Despite having lower amounts of coronary artery calcification, African Americans are at increased risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events compared with Caucasians. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C. suggests that increased levels of non-calcified plaque, which consists of buildups of soft deposits deep in […]

Your heart is the most valued part of your body and keeping a healthy lifestyle is important when it comes to protecting your heart. Heart disease is the most common disease in the world and can be very fatal if not taking serious. Your heart is a systematic machine that controls the flow of blood […]

Do you avoid avocados? Steer clear of coffee? Some foods just come with a bad reputation. Here are 7 foods that deserve a second chance—after all, they just might improve your health.

FROM BLACKDOCTOR.ORG: Putting in long hours at the office may help achieve satisfaction at your job, but a new body of evidence indicates that working 10 or 11 hours a day substantially increases the risk of serious heart problems, than those clocking out after seven hours.

Do you have any idea what keeps your hear ticking as it should? Check out some amazing and little known facts about your heart here.

Women who eat more white bread, white rice, pizza, and other carbohydrate-rich foods that cause blood sugar to spike are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than women who eat less of those foods, a new study suggests.

"While people know stress plays a role in how they feel physically, they're often unaware that it is a risk factor for heart disease," says Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, an attending cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.