Spirituality may help older black women with hypertension beat the disease by helping them adhere to their drug regimens, suggests a new study. Older black women tend to be less adherent to their medication regimens than young black women or white women, say researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where the research was conducted. They examined 21 black women with an average age of 73, and found that all of the women said spirituality helped them manage their medications.