Minority Health Month Spotlight: Asthma
Death due to Asthma is 3 times more in African-Americans than in whites. The Best African-American Response to Asthma Drugs (BARD) study is a large-scale effort to provide new insight into how health care professionals can improve asthma outcomes in African Americans. The study is currently recruiting. Talk to your doctor to see if this could be an option for you or your child with asthma.
Minority Health Month Spotlight: Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell disease occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American Births and among 1 out of every 16,300 births. Research supported by NHLBI has identified a therapeutic approach that may reduce the risk of Stroke in children with sickle cell anemia. Learn more.
Explore the DASH Eating Plan
Did you know that what you eat can prevent and lower high blood pressure? The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a balanced eating plan that provides recommended daily and weekly nutritional goals without the need to buy special foods. Read more about the DASH eating plan.
Learn More About Sleep Disorders and Insufficient Sleep
An estimated 70 million U.S. adults have chronic sleep or wakefulness disorders. Sleep deficiency can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health conditions. For more information, read our sleep deprivation and deficiency Health Topic.