Caring for Maryland’s Aging Veteran Population

Vice Adm. (Ret.) Adam Robinson is a history-maker in the military world, becoming the first African-American surgeon general of the Navy and of any...

High Blood Pressure, Strokes and Blacks

Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than...

Ghana’s FDA Bans Skin-Bleaching Chemical over Cancer Concerns

Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority is set to ban the skin-bleaching agent hydroquinone later this summer Hydroquinone, used in the treatment of freckles and brown...

Mental Health Study: Therapists Discriminate against Black, Poor People

Black Americans and those of lower socioeconomic classes are less likely to receive requested therapy appointments, creating another source of disparity in mental health...

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 -...

Cancer Survivor Preaches Self Love, Prosperous Living

As a pillar of Black womanhood, Bershan Shaw exemplifies courage, confidence, strength, and positivity. As a nine year cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and writer,...

How the Contraceptive Equity Act Will Work in Maryland

On Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed 196 bills into law. One of those was the Contraceptive Equity Act, which will make birth control more...

Putting Your Health Business in Order

A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again,...

New African-American Heart Disease Registry to Assist in Treatment

With an eye toward providing better health care for underserved populations, the Association of Black Cardiologists in conjunction with the Morehouse School of Medicine...

Time for Focus on Children’s Health

Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It's...

Outreach and Health Education Highlighted

While National Minority Health Month has existed for more than 100 years (started as Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington in 1915), many...

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...