Eating Healthy on a Budget

Let’s face it, eating healthy can be a challenge, especially those of us living on a budget. However, there are ways to have a...

Diabetes Pervasive Among Blacks

As rampant as diabetes is in our community, it is well past time we took some serious action. Diabetes is a disease that affects...

Americans Urged to Slow Down, Savor Food for National Nutrition Month

During the month of March, members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are encouraging Americans to "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right" by...

Balto. County Builds Bridges to Caregivers

Edgemere Senior Center in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) will host the Caregivers Mini-Conference on “Healthy Living for Today and...

Life in Flint; Living with Deadly Water

FLINT, Mich. -- Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith and her family, which includes her two-year-old son, Amarus Jones,...

Newark Will Test 17,000 School Children for Lead Poisoning

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark will test 17,000 children for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water...

Dr. Quentin Young, a Personal Physician to MLK, Harold Washington and others, Dies at...

CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Quentin Young, a longtime health advocate who served as a personal physician to Martin Luther King during the civil rights...

Number of People on Cholesterol Drugs to Double

If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon. The latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the...

Is Sex After a Heart Attack Safe?

The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of Black women each year who have...

Are Flu Vaccines Worth the Effort?

The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for...

Studies Examine Reasons Companies Target Poor, Minority Communities for Hazardous Dumps

Minority and low-income communities often lack economic and political clout, making them the path of least resistance for companies looking to dump their hazardous...

I ‘Died’ Three Times From Heart Disease and Lived to Tell the Tale

Shannon Century flashes a shy smile as she talks about the day she died back in 2011 while watching TV in her living room....