Tag Archives: Black

Report: Philadelphia Black men live an average 69 years — the city’s lowest life expectancy

Mark Makela/Getty Images Black men who live in Philadelphia live an average of 69 years – the lowest average life expectancy rate out of all of the city’s population groups, according to a report released by the city’s health department. In Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia, the first report of… Read More »

Blood Pressure for Black Men in Barbershop Program Stays Low

Earlier this year, Real Health reported on an health intervention implemented at barbershops that helped lower high blood pressure in Black men with uncontrolled hypertension after six months. Now, new findings published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Circulation reveal that the same program continued to significantly improve blood pressure among this population 12… Read More »

Black Mothers More Likely to Give Boys Higher ADHD Rating

Black children, especially boys, often receive higher scores on common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) measures than their white counterparts. Now, new findings published in the Journal of Attention Disorders reveal that Black mothers rate boys higher for the inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that define this brain disorder, which affects functioning and development, regardless of… Read More »