Michelle Obama Wants People to Drink More Plain Water

WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama has pushed Americans to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should "drink up," too. As in plain water. And more of it. The first lady, who has spent...

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...

Environmentalists Seek Role in Balto. Pollution Cleanup

Blue Water Baltimore, an environmental advocacy group, wants to play a role in controlling pollution in the city’s waterways which, despite $340 million spent on sewage treatment since 2002, are still contaminated with raw...

Report: Number of US Heroin Users Rose 300,000 over a Decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among Whites, according to a new government report. Experts think the...

New Study Shows Breast Milk Could Prevent Rare Stomach Disorder

A new study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found a new benefit to the use of breast milk to feed newborns and infants. Published in the Sept. 6 issue of the organization’s...

Managing Diabetes for Optimum Quality of Life

Living with Diabetes isn't easy. The challenges involving the disease can be overwhelming at best. Monitoring blood levels throughout the day, finding the right foods to eat , and financing perscriptions can be alot...

Howard County Pilots Easier, Web-based Health Insurance Application

WASHINGTON - Howard County Executive Ken Ulman attended a health care conference in Phoenix three years ago to learn more about improving coverage options for his constituents, a trip that ended up yielding an...

Drug-Resistant Strain of Gonorrhea Found Overseas

One of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases in the world is speeding down the path to becoming incurable. Scientists are frantically trying to contain and treat an antibiotic resistant strain of gonorrhea that has...

Studies Show High Obesity Rates Among Black Children

September opens with both an annual observation of National Childhood Obesity Month, as well as an urgent call by healthcare professionals across the nation to reduce the increase of overweight and obese Black children...

Does ZIP Code Matter More Than Genetic Code?

(Updated 11/17/2014) Since the genetic code was fully mapped at the turn of this century, we have been schooled by science articles, TV crime shows, and medical breakthroughs that our DNA is the master...

AmeriHealth’s Rashid Named to Key HHS Minority Health Advisory Panel

Michael A. Rashid, a pioneer in the Medicaid managed care industry, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Health and Human...

Cord Blood: a Valuable Delivery Byproduct, Physician Says

Umbilical cord blood, teeming with potentially life-saving and disease-fighting substances, is more than worth the ten to fifteen minutes it takes to collect in the delivery room, according to an expert on child-birth procedures....

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