Tag Archives: Diagnosed

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

High Blood Pressure Can be Diagnosed and Managed by Home Monitoring

Highlights: Blood pressure levels of 130/80 mmHg or greater measured at home can be used to diagnose elevated blood pressure (hypertension) in white, black and Hispanic adults in the US Blood pressure readings made at home believed to reflect true values since, clinic readings may be affected by factors such as patient anxiety and apprehension… Read More »