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African Americans and Diabetes  External Link

With the growing trend of new cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is committed to improving the lives of African Americans and their families who are at risk for diab... Details >

American Diabetes Association  External Link

African Americans and Kidney Disease Fact Sheet

Discusses the incidence of kidney disease among African Americans. Included is a section that presents disease statistics for the United States in general. ... Details >

National Diabetes Education Program

African Americans and Tobacco

African Americans continue to suffer disproportionately from chronic and preventable disease compared with white Americans. Of the three leading causes of death in African Americans — heart disease, ... Details >

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

African-Americans and Glaucoma  External Link

Glaucoma occurs about five times more often in African-Americans, and blindness from glaucoma is about six times more common. In addition to this higher frequency, glaucoma often occurs earlier in lif... Details >

Glaucoma Research Foundation  External Link

African-Americans with Albinism  External Link

Many people ask if the incidence of albinism in non-whites is higher than in whites. The answer is no. This bulletin discusses African-Americans with albinism, including physical differences and copin... Details >

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation  External Link

Arthritis in African Americans  External Link

Arthritis and related conditions can affect anyone, no matter what their race. Osteoarthritis (OA), the common form of arthritis in African Americans, affects all races in similar frequency. However, ... Details >

Arthritis Foundation  External Link

Bipolar Disorder and African Americans  External Link

An estimated 2.3 million Americans have bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness. While the rate of bipolar disorder is the same among African Americans as it is among other Americans, A... Details >

Mental Health America  External Link

Health Issues Among Black or African American Populations

Lists the leading health risk factors, conditions, and causes of death for Blacks or African Americans. In addition, links to other resources, including statistical sources, are provided.... Details >

Office of Minority Health (CDC)

Health Problems in African American Women

Lists and provides links to information on leading health problems in African American women.... Details >

National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Improving Your Health: Tips for African American Men and Women

This consumer publication suggests steps to take to change eating and exercise habits for healthier living. A substitution list provides lowfat alternatives to traditional African American foods. Tips... Details >

Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases