Cancer Survivor and Amputee Details How She Overcame Adversity

It is often hard to maintain an optimistic attitude after being faced with adversity but new coming author, Donna Hopkins, seems to have mastered the practice of positivity despite some extremely difficult circumstances. Hopkins’...

Study: Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk of Death, Heart Attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the...

Wizards’ Kelly Oubre the Latest NBA Player to Open Up About Mental Illness

Add Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. to the growing list of NBA players sharing their personal experiences with mental health issues. Oubre admitted to NBC reporters that he’s “going through a lot” internally....

Don’t Miss Free Health Screenings at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo This Weekend

With more than 250 exhibitors expected at this weekend’s free NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, there’s literally something for everyone. The expo, scheduled for March 10 and 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center,...

Childhood Diabetes Continues to Climb Among Black Children

Meagan Charles is a nursing student at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She also one of the rising number of Americans diagnosed as children with diabetes. “I was 13 when I was diagnosed with...

Bill expanding medical cannabis licenses advances

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A bill that would expand Maryland’s medical cannabis industry to include more minority ownership, after more than a month in legislative limbo, is moving again in  the General Assembly, with amendments. A...

Following Health Scare, Serena Williams Advocates for Black Mothers

Celebrated professional tennis player Serena Williams almost died after giving birth in September of last year.  Now she is using her platform to spread awareness about the realities of maternal and infant mortality, and...

Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns...

McDonald’s Slims Down Happy Meal by Banishing Cheeseburgers

McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can...

Report: Black Babies at Higher Risk of Death in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is raising concerns about the mortality rate for African-American babies. The report found that the overall infant mortality rate of...

Lung Cancer Disproportionately Hits Black Men

Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, Black men continue to make up a growing number of new cases of lung cancer in the United States – a trend that has been on the increase...

Maryland, after Delays, Begins the Sale of Medical Marijuana

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies...

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