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
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: https://tinyurl.com/y8429vmb) #africanamericanhealth #hcdpbc
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.