If you are 50 years old or older and have high blood pressure, the goal is to get your systolic blood pressure number to 140 or below. Blood pressure of 120/80 is considered normal...or at least it was until the latest study done by the National Institutes of Health. The study, called SPRINT, found that blood pressure should be less than 120 to prevent the risk of heart disease, stroke or heart failure. On the next Another View on Health we talk with cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby about the study and what it means for the thousands of patients who struggle to keep their blood pressure under control. We also talk with Ms. Audrey Thomas-Tarboro who shares her personal struggle with keeping her blood pressure numbers low. It's all on Another View on Health, Friday, September 25 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
According to one national study, 40 percent of Americans use some form of Natural or Alternative medicine when trying
to cure what ails them. On the next Another View, we'll look at this growing alternative to western medicine with special
guests: Naturopathic Doctor, Erica Steele and Hampton Roads Gazeti Publisher, Loretta Kahn. We'll also take a sneak
peek of what we can expect to see at Africana 2015 with Festival Organizer, Bruce Williams and very special guest:
Frederick Douglass - portrayed by Poet Nathan Richardson. Plus, a look at the life and contributions of Civil Rights
Activist Julian Bond. It's Another View, Friday, August 21st at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
The good news is that death from colon cancer is down in the US - unless you live in three "hot spot" areas in the country - and one of them is Hampton Roads! On the next Another View we talk with Dr. Scott Cross about the reasons why colorectal cancer in our area is nine percent higher than the national average, and Ms. Evelyn Lee tells us what one local church is doing to change that statistic. It's Another View on Health with co-host, cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, Friday, July 24 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
In America, roughly 50% of all African Americans are obese, and 30% of all Caucasians are obese. Losing weight is hard, and bariatric surgery is now recognized as a sucessful treatment to lose weight and prevent serious complications of obesity like high blood pressure and diabetes. Yet according to a recent study, more Whites than African Americans take advantage of this weight loss option, citing lack of insurance and cultural differences as possible reasons why. On the next Another View on Health we'll discuss the pros and cons of bariatric surgery with David Salzberg, M.D, Director of Riverside Weight Loss Center. Join host Barbara Hamm Lee, along with co-host cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby for Another View on Health, Friday June 26 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
On the next Another View on Health, diabetes management expert Hope S. Warshaw, author of "Eat Out, Eat Well", helps us learn to eat healthy when we're eating at a restaurant. She will share with us the pitfalls of restaurant eating, skills and strategies for healthier restaurant eating, and gives us nutrition snapshots of the best and worst menu options for each restaurant type. Although the book was published by the American Diabetes Association specifically for those with diabetes, the lessons can be applied to all of us as we all strive for a healthier diet. Join us for Another View on Health with co-host, cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, Friday, May 22 at Noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!