USA TODAY: HEALTH DISPARITIES: modern civil rights front, 8/23

August 23, 2013

From USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer…

When Jocelyn Storr turned 40, she looked at her scale and her father’s deteriorating health from a stroke and heart attack and decided to make a change.

As an African-American, she had resigned herself to a life of hypertension and weight struggles. Then she realized that she controlled her own health. So she started walking regularly, closely monitoring her portion sizes and sugar intake as well as that of her children and grandchildren. She has lost 30 pounds and gained …

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