Baptist HealthTalk NAACP Edition: Heart Health and the Black Community

Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of adults in the United States. Stroke is the number 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability. As frightening as these numbers are, the risks of getting these diseases are even higher for Black people. Join us for a discussion including the importance of knowing your numbers and identifying risk factors which may be putting you in danger. Learn about some of the barriers to accessing healthcare as well as what the NAACP is doing to promote better health in the Black community.  

Host: Yvonne Johnson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health South Miami Hospital.
Guests: Marcus St. John, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Harold Ford, President of the South Dade branch of the NAACP.

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