Doctors Advice: Pay More Attention to Personal Health

Khaula Holness came to Howard University College of Medicine on Sept. 5 to figure out what was wrong with her. It had been a while since she’d seen a doctor and a free health...

Red Cross Asking People to Give Blood Over Veterans Day Weekend

The American Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets this Veterans Day weekend to honor those who have served their country. At the same time, anyone...

Gender Identity Disorder (GID) Especially Difficult for Inmates

Imagine looking in the mirror as a young child and having no connection to that face that stared back at you. Imagine feeling like you will never find your rightful place in this world....

Defining Dementia: The Silent Epidemic

Memory loss, repetitive conversations, misplacing everyday items – all are frequently attributed to aging and generally accepted as an inevitable part of life. But to the trained professional, the telling signs of dementia are...

Babies with Down Syndrome Living Longer, But Disparities Still Seen with Black Infants

The occurrence of Down syndrome and the number of fatalities related to the condition have decreased among American children, according to a new study. However, Black children remain twice as likely to die from...

Harsh Punishment in Early Years Lead to Adult Health Woes, Study Says

Harsh physical punishment early in life, lasting longer than the sting of a slap to reinforce a broken rule or curb unruly behavior, could carry consequences into adulthood, scientists and researchers said in a...

Study: Absence of Community Black Males Linked to Increased Youth Violence

In neighborhoods where men are missing in action, youth violence is more likely, a recent University of Michigan study has concluded. A research team from the university’s School of Public Health zeroed in on Flint,...

Going Vegetarian in Baltimore and D.C.

As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries, but over time these practices have grown to new proportions....

Trump Hobbles Obamacare

President Donald Trump pronounced ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as “dead” at a White House cabinet meeting Oct. 13. “It’s gone,” the president said with arms crossed before the cameras documenting his announcement....

Author Promotes Black Health By Any ‘Greens’ Necessary

Traditional Black American cuisine, often dubbed “soul food,” was birthed during an era when enslaved African Americans relied on high-fat, high-calorie foods for sustenance and survival. While soul food is not inherently unhealthy, foods...

Dallas Nurses Cite Sloppy Conditions in Ebola Care

DALLAS (AP) — A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and...

Vanessa Williams Reveals Childhood Molestation by Woman

Oprah Winfrey has delivered another scoop, as the former talk show queen got actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams to open up about her childhood molestation at the hands of a woman. During the...
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