Young Black Men Comprise Large Part of New U.S. HIV Infections

More than half of the new HIV cases diagnosed among young adults in 2010 were found in African-American males, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability

The researchers for the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) team aren’t trying to pry into people’s personal lives; they’re merely trying to help...

Study Leads to Breakthrough in Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia

Clinical trials conducted at Howard University’s College of Medicine and 12 other medical institutions across the nation have discovered a treatment that dramatically reduces...

Program Provides A Taste of Vegan Lifestyles for the “Vegan-Curious”

Local animal advocacy organization Open the Cages Alliance (OTCA) presents the 2012 Vegan Living Program, a series of educational events for the “vegan-curious” -...

Making Smart Medicare Choices for 2015

As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage...

AHA Report: Poor Blacks Face Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Nearly half of all African American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, and they are twice as likely as Whites to have a...

2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson Launches Allergy Education Program

NEW YORK (AP) — His face swollen, breathing becoming difficult, Adrian Peterson didn't panic. Maybe it was his resourcefulness as an elite athlete, or his...

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure

Symptoms Each individual may experience symptoms differently for Congestive Heart Failure; however, the most common symptoms include: Shortness of breath during rest, exercise, or...

Maryland Elected and Community Leaders Spotlight Immediate Dangers of Repealing Affordable Care Act

Participants urge Republicans: “Don’t Make America Sick Again.” CLINTON, Md. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen today joined Rev. Delman Coates, Ph.D.,...

Why Jarron Johnson Believes ‘Obamacare’ is a Blessing

Before May 22, 2013, Jarron Johnson, 31, had never been seriously sick a day in his life. But this past spring, he happened to...

Researchers Suggest Extended Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Therapy

Medical researchers have added five years to the recommended time period that breast cancer survivors should take advantage of during life-saving drug therapy. Tamoxifen was...

Study: Mortality Rates for White, Middle-Aged Americans on the Rise

Mortality rates for White middle-aged Americans are on the rise, while mortality rates among middle-aged Blacks remain the same, according to a Princeton University...