Strokes in Black Men

by Care, For Men

It was recently reported that Oscar nominated, director John Singleton, experienced a stroke that resulted in hospitalization. 

The CDC reports that strokes occur two times more frequently in African American men than in Caucasian men. 

My experiences with black men show that we often overlook stumbling blocks that place them at risk.

These are some factors that should be considered to decrease the risk for having a stroke:


  1. Decrease your intake of salt
  2. Keep your blood pressure under control
  3. Do not smoke
  4. Stay in good physical shape
  5. Eat fruits and vegetables daily
  6. Keep your “sugar” under control
  7. Drink in moderation
  8. Keep your cholesterol normal
  9. No drug use
  10. Know your family history of strokes



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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD


I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.

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