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...

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...