Shaq Gets Real – About Heart Disease

Research shows that black people are 20 times more likely than other ethnic groups to develop heart failure before the age of 50, and they are more likely to be hospitalized or die from heart failure than white Americans. Earlier this month, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, partnered with Shaquille O’Neal to help shift those dangerously high numbers.

The recently launched “Shaquille Gets Real About Heart Failure” campaign, a national educational initiative, was designed to raise awareness around the heart failure disparity in the African American community and to show ways to manage this condition.

Read the entire story in the May/June 2019 issue of ONYX Magazine and on

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