Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

Does High Blood Pressure Influence COVID-19 Outcomes?

Does High Blood Pressure Influence COVID-19 Outcomes?

As we navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is clear that older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes. According to the CDC, 8 out of 10 deaths reported in the US have been in adults 65 and older....
How COVID-19 Illuminated Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities

How COVID-19 Illuminated Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities

I did not expect that I would be writing about COVID-19 when I sat down to write a blog celebrating National Minority Health Month, however, it has turned out to be the perfect time to share the detrimental effects COVID-19 has had on racially and ethnically diverse...
HIV/AIDS’ Effect on Aging: Still Unclear

HIV/AIDS’ Effect on Aging: Still Unclear

by John-Manuel Andriote. This article originally appeared on Next Avenue. Craig Washington has never spent a night in the hospital because of HIV. Not even the time in the early ’90s when he got cryptosporidiosis, one of the opportunistic infections that can wreak...
8 Warning Signs of Health Problems in Your Aging Parents

8 Warning Signs of Health Problems in Your Aging Parents

This article originally appeared on Black Health Matters. As your parents get older, how can you be sure they’re taking care of themselves and staying healthy? When you visit your aging parents, start by considering these questions: 1. Are your parents able to take...