According to the Office of Minority Health, African Americans have a higher risk for developing severe medical conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Most of these illnesses are influenced by economic disadvantages and poor lifestyle habits. That’s why WZAK has partnered with University Hospitals as the trusted medical expert for our Black Health 365 program.
Our goal is to raise awareness about specific diseases and illnesses that impact the black community in northeast Ohio. We are committed to providing you with facts, prevention tips and action steps to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Listen to Dr. Vince discuss the importance of early screening when it comes to prostate cancer. Getting your PSA levels checked on a regular basis could increase your health.
Most people are aware that they are carying extra weigh but still face the challenge of losing the weight. Kenya Brown spoke with Dr. Betul Hatipoglu, diabetes physician and Director of the Diabetes & Metabolic Care Center at University Hospitals.
Listen to Dr. Owusu from University Hospitals speak on breast cancer and the recommendations of how to be proactive. When Breast Cancer is caught early, survival rate is over 90%.
Opening September 12, the UH Community Wellness Center at Glenville will offer a wide range of programs and services, tailored to meet the specific needs of the community.
If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, would you? Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to cause cancer, many parents don’t vaccinate their children against HPV, a common infection spread by skin-to-skin contact.
One-eighth of all U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It's the most common cancer in women, and is the second deadliest cancer for women, surpassed only by lung cancer. Learn how you can virtually guarantee surviving this disease
Quentin’s life was threatened by sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder he was diagnosed with at birth. Today, he is cured of the disease, thanks to a bone marrow transplant and subsequent care at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Cynthia Owusu, MD and Randy Vince, MD discuss how they help improve the social determinants of health and health disparities for African American men and women with prostate and breast cancers.
Adolescent medicine specialists have extra training in adolescent health issues and provide all aspects of care – from physical exams and treating illness to attention problems and nutrition.
Your child should continue to see a pediatrician throughout the teenage years. Your child's pediatric practice is their medical home -- where you and your child are building a trusting relationship with a pediatric team.
With new surgical advancements and minimally invasive techniques, total joint replacement is often a great treatment option that can restore quality of life and allow people to return to the active lifestyle they love.
Pregnancy-related conditions such as gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes may disappear after childbirth, but they still increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later on in life.
A better understanding of preeclampsia, how it is treated, and whether you are at risk can help you safeguard the health of you and your baby. Untreated, this condition may threaten both mother and child.