Black Health 365Black Health 365

Holiday Conversations: High Blood Pressure, Stroke, and Dementia

View descriptionShare

In this episode of the Black Health 365 podcast, Britt and Jackie are joined by Dr. Richard T. Benson, who is the Director of the Office of Global Health and Health Disparities at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and Brady Johnson, who is a stroke survivor and ambassador at the American Stroke Association. Together, they emphasize the importance of having healthy conversations with your loved ones about health during this holiday season. These conversations can range from simple check-ins to learning about family history and discussing the risks associated with uncontrolled high blood pressure that might run in the family. They also encourage conversations about how to prevent and act fast in case of a stroke and the risk factors that may lead to dementia. Britt and Jackie hope to inspire  our community to take preventative measures and act fast to ensure good health.

Richard T. Benson, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Office of Global Health and Health Disparities at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is a leader in the fields of vascular neurology and health disparities research. His areas of research interest and expertise include health disparities and health equity research, and minority, community, and global health.

Brady Johnson is a stroke survivor and ambassador at the American Stroke Association. He is a retired Air Force veteran. Once an avid marathoner, he is now a competitive bodybuilder and singer. He hails from Belvidere, Illinois, and is happily married to his wife, Heather. He is also a proud father of two children.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp
  • Email
  • Download

In 1 playlist(s)

  1. Black Health 365

    67 clip(s)

Black Health 365

Let's face it: Black Americans are at a higher risk of losing their lives to illnesses and diseases  
Social links
Follow podcast
Recent clips
Browse 67 clip(s)