11 Action Steps on How to Prevent a Stroke!


Many people look at a stroke as a brain problem.  In reality it’s a cardiovascular problem that can have deadly consequences.  For Americans, stroke is the number one cause of adult disability.  Thus, learning how to prevent a stroke will have a positive impact on decreasing its harmful effect on our community.

As pointed out in [...]

Sickle Cell Disease – 14 Helpful Steps!


Sickle cell disease primarily affects people of African, African American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian Indian ancestry. There is also a growing segment in the Latino-American population particularly those of Caribbean, Central American, and South American ancestry that are affect by this disease.  In the United States one out of every 400 births has this [...]

African Americans and Sickle Cell Anemia!


Recent research on sickle cell anemia has shown how improving nitric oxide production can make a significant difference in symptom severity.  I’ve written about this in my article “Nitric Oxide and Sickle Cell Anemia!”  The purpose of this article is to provide a basic understanding of this genetic disease. 

Although African Americans are affected the most [...]

African Americans and Cardiovascular Disease!


Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people worldwide.  Unfortunately, it’s even worse for the African American community.  There are several reasons for this and hopefully this article will help begin the process of changing this sad reality.   To address these reasons I’ve broken this article into three parts:  The Bad News, Several Underlining [...]

Nitric Oxide and Sickle Cell Anemia!


Outside our body Nitric Oxide is considered to be an environmental pollutant.  Inside our body it is one of the most important, if not THE most important signaling molecule for the cardiovascular system.  It even plays a role in helping to reduce the symptoms of sickle cell anemia.

Sickle cell anemia primarily affects people of African, [...]

Aspirin or Nitric Oxide

ShareWhich is Better for Reducing the Risk of Blood Clots?

On Monday, August 31, 2009 Yahoo Health had an article entitled “Daily aspirin may do more harm than good: study” in which researchers found that:

“. . . the risks of bleeding from taking aspirin were such that its routine use in healthy people ‘cannot be supported’ [...]