08/16/2013 03:28 pm ET

Playing 'The Black Card' Linked To High Blood Pressure, And More Health News This Week


While smoking, excess weight and age are all known risk factors for high blood pressure, a new trigger for hypertension has entered the consciousness of medical pros -- obsessing over race.

Check out why doctors say heightened race consciousness could account for the disproportionately high rate of hypertension in black Americans -- the highest prevalence of any group in the U.S. -- plus other notes on the black health chart this week.

Black Health News This Week