Howard Nursing Dean Joins Five Others to Plan for Better Nursing in Rwanda

Howard University Division of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences will be joining five nursing schools from across the nation...

Black Participation Low in Clinical Trials

Despite many breakthroughs in medicine, health outcomes for African Americans continue to be disproportionately bleak. Blacks experience higher incidences of certain diseases such as...

Oregon County Receives $3M to Improve Health Conditions for African Americans

Multnomah County in Oregon recently received $3 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the health for African Americans...

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...

Sugar Hits a Sour Note in Some Cities

We all know, by now, that Berkeley, Calif. became the first city in the United States to pass a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages -...

“Map the Meal Gap” Displays Alarming Disparities in Hunger Across the Nation

As joblessness and poverty continue to hit Americans hard, nearly 8.4 million families across the country are hungry, according to a recent report by...

Wanda Sykes Reveals Battle With Breast Cancer

Wanda Sykes, popular comedian and star of the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” recently revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this...

Advocates Outraged Over $21 Billion Cut to Food Stamps Program

Congressional leaders and anti-hunger advocates expressed outrage over a U.S. House committee’s passage of a bill which includes a $21 billion slash in the...

The Truth about Flu Vaccines

Every year in the United States, on average:5 percent to 20 percent of the population gets the flu. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized...

A 100th Anniversary That Begs Compassion and Giving

It was one hundred years ago this year that Chicago physician Dr. James B. Herrick first described the strangely shaped red blood cells on...

Hidden Cancer Cells Defy Fibroid Surgical Procedure

Government alerts and an onslaught of personal injury attorneys’ advertisements on the dangers of using power morcellators in the removal of uterine fibroids have...

Weak in the Knees

Get a little bit older or put on some extra pounds and you’ll realize that knee problems can quickly take over your life. What...