Health

  • Making the First Step on the Road to a Healthier Life

    I would not be genuine if I pretended to be a fitness diva or a celebrity trainer. I am not. My clients come to me from all walks of life, and professional and non-professional careers. Their ages range from kinder care to golden years and most have never been on television, walked the red ...

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  • Maryland Man Dies in Liberia During Ebola Outbreak

    Nathaniel Dennis from Howard County, Md. died July 30 after being held in Liberia, under suspicion that he contracted the Ebola virus. A {TIME} news article said 672 people died from the virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and other parts of West Africa since July 23. The outbreak has been ...

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  • Liberians in US Worry About Ebola Outbreak

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest communities of Liberian immigrants in the U.S. The potentially Ebola-related death last ...

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  • Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in ...

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  • Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent’s most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. The 40-year-old ...

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  • Vanessa Williams Reveals Childhood Molestation by Woman

    Oprah Winfrey has delivered another scoop, as the former talk show queen got actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams to open up about her childhood molestation at the hands of a woman. During the summer before she entered fifth grade, Williams said she joined her friend’s family on a ...

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  • Concussions a Greater Problem for Black Youth

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in ...

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  • Climate Change Can Affect One’s Well-Being

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For most of the nearly 30 years since  Dr. Nicole Brodie’s asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to maintain an uninterrupted life, continuing to teach elementary school, coach a children’s team, and remain active. She was partly able to do this by ...

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