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Stylist Q&A: How Live Chair Health is Improving Doctor Visits for African Americans

We’ve all experienced the frustration of trying to schedule a doctor’s appointment, along with the negative experiences minority populations historically have had at doctors offices. That’s why at Live Chair Health, we created a provider experience that helps you find a trustworthy, culturally sensitive provider for your next appointment.

5 Quick Things You Can Do Right Now If You Are Overwhelmed

Why does it seem like we often find ourselves stressed and overwhelmed at the most inopportune times – like in the middle of the work day or while stuck in traffic?

Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy and engaging in regular, moderate physical activity may reduce the progression of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes and control Type 1 diabetes.

Diagnosis and Monitoring of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed using the glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

Left untreated, diabetes can cause many health complications. That’s why it’s crucial to know the warning signs and to see a healthcare professional regularly for routine wellness screenings

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that causes blood sugar to rise. It is diagnosed based on a fasting blood glucose (sugar) level of 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher.

7 Things To Do To Reduce Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is typically caused by a mismatch between our genes and modern lifestyle, and nutrition. The answer? Holistic hypertension!

I had my blood pressure checked. What do my number mean?

Your blood pressure numbers and what they mean: Systolic blood pressure (the first number) – indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure (the second number) – indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls while the heart is resting between beats.

What is high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure depends on how much blood your heart is pumping, and how much resistance there is to blood flow in your arteries. The narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

Depression In Black Americans

Clinical depression is more than life’s “ups” and “downs.” Life is full of joy and pain, happiness and sorrow. It is normal to feel sad when a loved one dies, or when you are sick, going through a divorce, or having financial problems. But for some people the sadness does not go away, or keeps coming back. If your “blues” last more than a few weeks or cause you to struggle with daily life, you may be suffering from clinical depression.

Crucial Conversations: COVID Vaccine Myths, Health Disparities, and More

Live Chair Health recently held the first "Crucial Conversations" webinar where panelists discussed health disparities found among African Americans, their opinions on the COVID vaccine, healthy new years habits, and more.

How Healthcare Providers Can Reach Underserved Patients During #BlackLivesMatter and COVID-19

Our country's leaders are beginning to realize that our nation’s healthcare systems contain significant inequities for people of color — especially for the Black community.

5 Tips for People of Color to Have the Best Experience at the Doctor

All patients should leave the doctor with a better understanding of their health. These tips will help facilitate a beneficial visit.

Heart Health Q&A with a Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Heart health refers to the overall condition of the body’s machine-like pump. Having a healthy heart is crucial to living a healthy and productive life.

Atherosclerosis: Signs and Symptoms of The Number One Killer

Arteries are the blood vessels that take oxygen rich blood to places all throughout our bodies. These passages can become clogged and compromised, resulting in atherosclerosis.

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