Heart Health is a Family Affair!

Dr. Dee Dee is on a mission to take down Hyper Tension

Embark on a journey to health and wellness with Dr. Oneeka Williams' new book

Dr. Oneeka Williams is a dynamic healer, award-winning author, urologic surgeon and positivity catalyst on a mission to Educate, Elevate, and Empower. Her journey as a science teacher’s and journalist’s daughter from Guyana and Barbados has shaped her passion for health equity, literacy, and science education. With a belief in the positive power of stories, she authored the Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo Book Series featuring a super surgeon on the Island of Positivity, inspiring girls in science and increasing representation in children’s books.

Dr. Williams is now on a mission to decrease health disparities and increase health equity in innovative way by applying positive habits to health and wellness. This first book in the Positive Health Series, “Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Hyper Tension Take Down, focuses on raising awareness to combat the cardiovascular disease and other destructive health sequela of hypertension both nationally and globally. Through her creativity, expertise, and advocacy, Dr. Williams invites families to take this journey with Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo together! They will empowered to be the healthiest versions of themselves by making heart health a family affair!

Positive Health Series

Our goal for this series is to highlight that we do have control over our health once we are

1)Informed

2)Understand the underlying issues involved and

3)BELIEVE that we can make choices that will positively impact our health.

In addition, having a positive attitude makes a significant difference to our health by decreasing stress and helping us to be more proactive in how we take care of ourselves.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition where the pressure in the blood vessels is elevated.

As a result, the heart works harder to pump the blood around the body. The increased pressure causes damage to the blood vessels in organs like the brain, eyes, heart and kidneys.

Hypertension is a major cause of death around the world with over 1 billion people affected. Yet, only half of those people are aware that their blood pressure is high. Less than 50% of those who know they have high blood pressure, are treated.

In less wealthy countries, the percentage of people treated for high blood pressure is even lower and so there are more people who experience heart attacks, kidney disease and brain strokes.

IMAGINE if persons with hypertension were aware of its presence and received treatment. They would live longer and healthier lives!

IMAGINE if children used blood pressure cuffs regularly to check family members’ blood pressures. Hypertension could be identified before it became problematic and that would save lives!

IMAGINE if families read this book together. They would understand more about hypertension and be introduced to steps that can help prevent and manage hypertension. That would save lives!

IMAGINE if increased awareness and understanding as a result of reading this book caused people to visit their
doctors or other health care providers, take their medications, make wise food choices, decrease salt, exercise, decrease stress and practice mindfulness! That would save lives!

Hypertension is a major cause of death around the world with over 1 billion people affected. Yet, only half of those people are aware that their blood pressure is high. Less than 50% of those who know they have high blood pressure, are treated.

In less wealthy countries, the percentage of people treated for high blood pressure is even lower and so there are more people who experience heart attacks, kidney disease and brain strokes.

IMAGINE if persons with hypertension were aware of its presence and received treatment. They would live longer and healthier lives!

IMAGINE if children used blood pressure cuffs regularly to check family members’ blood pressures. Hypertension could be identified before it became problematic and that would save lives!

IMAGINE if families read this book together. They would understand more about hypertension and be introduced to steps that can help prevent and manage hypertension. That would save lives!

IMAGINE if increased awareness and understanding as a result of reading this book caused people to visit their
doctors or other health care providers, take their medications, make wise food choices, decrease salt, exercise, decrease stress and practice mindfulness! That would save lives!

IMAGINE approaching the problem with

Habit of Positivity #1-There is always a solution, we CAN find it!

First we must acknowledge the problem, turn it upside down to understand it and then work together to create solutions that will SAVE LIVES!

Don’t let the Hyper Tension monster win!
We CAN take him down!

Dr. Williams Appearances

Join Dr. Williams on Thursday evening for a special event as she unveils her latest book and discusses her mission to increase health equity.

Date

15th Aug, 2023

Location

Martha’s Vineyard

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