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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.

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Listen to Dr. Greg Hall from University Hospitals raise awareness about health disparities that impact racial and ethnic minority groups.

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Watch Dr. Cathy Sila from University Hospitals discuss how to recognize stroke symptoms.

Watch Dr. Cathy Sila from University Hospitals discuss facts about stroke – signs and symptoms, along with lifestyle changes you can make to control the health conditions that raise your risk for stroke.

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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.

A vaccine that prevents thousands of cancer cases a year is not getting into enough arms.

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Listen to Dr. Courtney Batt from University Hospitals explain why teen health is a vital time for regular health care visits.

Listen to Dr. Kelly Kirtland from University Hospitals talk about the importance of dental care that will lay the foundation for excellent dental habits for a lifetime.

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Listen to Dr. George Ochenjele form University Hospitals discuss the importance of orthopedic care and addressing racial disparities.

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Listen to Dr. Randy Vince, urologist and Director of Minority Men's Health at the Cutler Center for Men at University Hospitals discuss men’s health and how to keep men in check.

With an average lifespan of seven years less than women, comprehensive and preventive care for men is essential.

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Whether checking your blood glucose levels, counting carbohydrates or going to medical appointments – managing diabetes can be hard work.

If patients educate themselves, they can manage the disease and live healthier lives. Some can even reverse the disease.

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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.

Early screenings are always important and that applies to all areas of the body. Listen to Dr. Ted Teknos explain How to Prevent and Address Neck Cancer.

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%.

Listen to Dr. Lang discuss how vaccine rates in minority population are below the country's average and why that can have a negative impact on your personal health.

Listen to Dr. Amin discuss the risks and dangers of Sickle Cell disease and how it may cause a bigger impact than you think.

Listen to Dr. Eva Johnson from University Hospitals discuss the month's health topic focus; Daddy Boot Camp. Take a listen.

Listen to Dr. Natalie Woods from University Hospital discuss the new RISE program. RISE provides a continuum of services for pregnant mothers and their children from pregnancy to post.

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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.

Watch Dr. Hall from University Hospitals discuss important cancer screenings that can help detect cancer early, when it’s easier to treat.

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A recent study from UH Seidman Cancer Center suggests biological differences in tumors could be driving differences in outcomes.

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.

There are many misconceptions and myths around breast cancer and mammograms. Learn about three common misconceptions – and get the facts about screening mammograms.

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

People living with sickle cell disease face a host of daunting physical challenges that affect their quality of life.

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.

The results of a recent study support the use of PSA screening in preventing advanced-stage prostate cancer and deaths from prostate cancer.

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.

If your child has a dental emergency, follow these three steps.

Here are seven toothbrushing tips for children from UH Rainbow pediatric dentist Margaret Ferretti, DMD, to help parents create good dental hygiene habits.

Improvements in surgical techniques and technology over the decades have made the procedures easier on patients, and much more effective.

Colon cancer can be prevented with regular screening and early treatment. Learn about your choices for screening and what's best for you.

UH Cutler Center for Men offers a visionary approach to men’s health and wellness, plus a personal concierge experience.

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.