Heart health during Black History Month and American Heart Month – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. African Americans with diabetes or kidney disease need to know their risk for heart disease. Dr. Griffin Rodgers an institute director at the NIH says during February, which is Black History Month and American Heart Month, consider sharing your family health history.
Rodgers: Knowing your family’s medical history will allow you to alert your doctor if type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or heart disease runs in your family. This is important information to share so that your health care team can keep an eye on your health status and work with you to make any lifestyle changes to keep you healthy.
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