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Men's Health


Today, we’re diving into a crucial topic that affects many in our community – the health of African American men.  It’s important to stay informed and proactive about our health, so let’s talk about some key areas to focus on.


First, let’s discuss regular health screenings. Did you know that African American men are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and severe hypertension? Regular monitoring and management are crucial. Make sure to check your blood pressure regularly, and while at it, keep an eye on your cholesterol levels to manage heart disease risk.


Diabetes is another major concern. African American men are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Regular blood sugar tests can help catch it early and manage it effectively. And let’s not forget prostate health. Prostate cancer is more prevalent and often more aggressive in African American men, so start those screenings early, around age 40 to 45.


Now,  moving on to healthy lifestyle choices. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can make a big difference. Exercise is equally important – regular physical activity helps manage weight, reduces blood pressure, and improves heart health. If you smoke, consider quitting. Smoking significantly increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke. And when it comes to alcohol, moderation is key to avoiding liver disease and other health issues.


Mental health is another critical aspect. Managing stress is essential because chronic stress can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems. Techniques like meditation, exercise, and hobbies can help control stress levels. And if you’re experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, don’t hesitate to seek help. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.


There are specific health conditions to be mindful of as well. Heart disease is a major risk, so regular check-ups, a healthy diet, and exercise are vital. Strokes are another concern – know the signs and manage risk factors like hypertension and diabetes. Kidney disease can also result from high blood pressure and diabetes, so regular screening for kidney function is important.


 Health equity is an issue that we can’t ignore. Ensuring access to quality healthcare, understanding your rights, and advocating for yourself in medical settings is crucial. Stay informed about health issues affecting African American men and take proactive steps in prevention and management.



    Health Information


Everyday Rituals

  • Wash your hands
  • Boost your immune system
  • Eat five different colored fruit and vegetables a day
  • Cut fast foods, and processed foods
  • Exercise for 30 minutes a day (walk, ride a bike, watch and participate in an exercise video)
  • Care for your emotional health


Use resources if you need them

  • Suicide lifeline and Crisis Lifeline
DIAL 988
  • Domestic Violence Hotline





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Our mission is to provide individuals with community-based health education and screenings by merging science and the arts. Studies have shown that integrating health and arts impacts physical and mental health.


Dr. Cobbs has a unique background in both medicine and performing arts. She partners with fashion designers to combine health and beauty in their creations. Additionally, she organizes and funds events that unite science and the arts, as she herself is involved in singing and acting.


We aim to promote healthy living awareness to empower individuals to engage in healthy lifestyles, health education, prevention, and healthcare maintenance.





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