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Today is National Donor Day! Organ donation and transplantation save over 28,000 lives a year. Learn more about organ donation here: #nationaldonorday #organdonation #savinglives

African American men are 35% more likely to die from prostate or colon cancer and African American women are 18% more likely to die from breast cancer because of a genetic predisposition to aggressive forms of cancer. Knowing your family history as well as getting screenings such as a mammogram, colonoscopy, chest x-ray and blood tests for these diseases on a regular basis is essential. #africanamericanhealth

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Sometimes uncomfortable discussions about sex are crucial to the safety of sexually active individuals. A blood test can detect the disease and education can help stem the spread of the disease. #africanamericanhealth #hcdpbc

African Americans have more melanin in their skin, which filters sunlight and decreases the absorption of the sun’s rays needed to create vitamin D. While there is vitamin D is certain foods, supplements tend to be more effective. #africanamericanhealth #hcdpbc

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of African Americans. Proper nutrition and exercise is vital to its prevention. Eating fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel which contain omega 3 fatty acids can help significantly. #africanamericanhealth #hcdpbc

African American adults are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. Weight-loss, physical activity, adding fiber, and maintaining a healthy diet are the best prevention. #africanamericanhealth #hcdpbc

February is Black History Month. In recognition, this week we discuss the top 5 health issues facing African Americans: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, HIV/AIDS, and specific cancers. Education is one of the best tools in preventing disease. (Source: #africanamericanhealth #hcdpbc

February is National Heart Month! Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the #1 cause of death, worldwide. Learn more about what you can do to prevent cardiovascular disease: #heartmonth #hearthealthy #hcdpbc

Today is National Wear Red Day! Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that education and lifestyle changes can help prevent 80% of cardiac events. Learn more: #WearRedDay #WearRedandGive #hcdpbc

Health Care District of Palm Beach County shared Lakeside Medical Center's post.

Darcy J. Davis, CEO and Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, CMO and Executive Director of Clinic Services for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County presented at the Palm Beach County School Safety Initiative Behavioral Health Track meeting about the behavioral health services provided at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics.

New Year’s Tips for Healthy Eating: Watch your drinks! People tend to forget how many calories are in drinks. Juices, sodas, even milk contain sugar.

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