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!
April is "Minority Health Month" - and also the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of "The Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health", also known as the "Heckler Report". This groundbreaking report was the first time the US government convened a group of health experts to conduct a comprehensive study of the health status of minorities in this country. As a result of this report, additional studies were done, such as the Jackson Heart Study that explored disparties in cardiovascular health and the Healthy Start program that brought infant mortality prevention to underserved communities. In addition, national standards were set to give guidance to health care workers on how to provide respectful and responsive services to minority patients. On the next Another View we'll examine the health issues that still plague African Americans, including obesity which is the driving force behind almost all diseases prevalent in the Black community. Join us for the next Another View, featuring co-host, cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, Friday, April 24 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
Like many other illnesses and aliments, studies show that African Americans are more susceptible to heart disease than any other race. In fact, according to the American Heart and American Stroke Associations, about 45% of black men and 49% of black women have (CVD) cardiovascular disease. This resulted in more than 94,000 deaths in 2009. But why are the numbers so high among African Americans? Join Another View Producer, Lisa Godley and Another View on Health Co-Host, Dr. Keith Newby as they explore the causes and cures surrounding African Americans and Cardiovasular Diseases, particularly when it's induced by stress. Also joining the discussion is Jonathan Smith, PhD and CEO of the Wellness Collaborative and Ulysses Robinson, a heart patient will be on hand to share his experience. Join us for the next Another View on Health this Friday, March 27th at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
"I am so stressed out!"...how many times have you made that statement? Usually we can calm ourselves down, but the fact is too much stress can cause heart disease! If you are over stressed and do not manage it, you are more likely to develop heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain or irregular heartbeats. On the next Another View on Health, we'll talk about stress induced heart disease with our co-host, Cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, along with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Johathan E. Smith, PhD. Dr. Newby and Dr. Smith will share specific tips on how to relieve stress as well as take care of your heart. Plus, Lisa Godley takes us back in history to the role Norfolk State University and local churches played in the Civil Rights Movement. It's all on Another View, Friday, February 27 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!