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4 Deadly Diseases That Kill Blacks Disproportionately: How to Beat the Odds

Wed., Jan. 18, 2012 11:46 AM EDT
by Kathleen Cross

When it comes to facing and fighting  life-threatening health issues, black men and women are often at the top of the hit list for America’s most lethal diseases.

Due to a number of factors, including environmental pollutants, diet, lifestyle, genetics, access to health care, and even some cultural hurdles that impede those with access to health care from seeking it, blacks are dying too often and too young from diseases that are entirely avoidable or treatable.

How many of your friends and family members have suffered with and died from a condition that could have been prevented or more adequately treated with the proper medical attention?

How can you avoid becoming one of the many black Americans who are contracting, suffering from and dying from these deadly diseases?

Here are four diseases that kill blacks disproportionately, and how you can beat the odds:

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