Stroke

The stroke suffered by comedian and actor Sinbad drew attention to Black people's heightened risk of suffering brain attacks.

The director is currently hospitalized.

Actor Luke Perry died at age 52 from a stroke, which takes the lives of African-Americans at a statistically higher rate.

Willie Rogers, who also served with the Red Tail Angels, passed away from complications from a previous stroke.

The sedentary habit has been linked to several health ailments, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Ivan Hernandez, doctor of physical therapy and fitness enthusiast, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss "Sitting Disease," who is being impacted by it, and how a sedentary lifestyle may be shaving years off your life.

America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so that we can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attacks. Dr. Ro, who teamed up with the Make Your Move Across America campaign, told Martin that “74 […]

UPDATED: Monday, July 27, 2015 3:50 p.m. Joe Jackson’s publicist confirmed to Us Weekly that Jackson’s heart stopped three times while he was traveling in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His temporary pacemaker was also replaced with a permanent one on Sunday. “Yesterday in Sao Paulo Joe had a stroke and then his heart stopped,” the publicist […]

A Los Angeles native is speaking out on the dangerous effects of birth control after she suffered a stroke at the age of 26, ABC reports. In an interview with ABC News, Jordan Ward said that in the middle of planning her wedding, she faced symptoms of nausea, blurred vision, and headaches. After her fiancé suggested she see […]

According to the CDC, black women are at least 50 percent more likely than white women to die of heart disease or stroke prematurely. And according to the American Heart Association, even though heart disease is the number one killer of woman, many women don’t know the signs that they’re experiencing heart trouble. In fact, […]

According to the American Heart Association, more than 40 percent of blacks have high blood pressure (HBP).Though doctors aren’t 100% sure why this is, they believe it may be linked to African Americans also having higher rates of obesity and diabetes. Researchers have also found that there may be a gene that makes African-Americans much […]