McDonald’s Slims Down Happy Meal by Banishing Cheeseburgers

McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can...

Report: Black Babies at Higher Risk of Death in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is raising concerns about the mortality rate for African-American babies. The report found that the overall infant mortality rate of...

Lung Cancer Disproportionately Hits Black Men

Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, Black men continue to make up a growing number of new cases of lung cancer in the United States – a trend that has been on the increase...

Maryland, after Delays, Begins the Sale of Medical Marijuana

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies...

‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of Black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession,...

How to Prevent Seasonal Depression this Winter

Amid flu season and the approach of winter, many individuals are focused on maintaining their physical health—but keeping up with one’s mental and emotional health can be just as important. Seasonal Affective Disorder, appropriate abbreviated...

Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

A new Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according to researchers. For Black women, whose rates of diagnosis chart three to four times more often...

NAACP Report: Blacks at Risk for Pollution-Related Health Issues

A new study shows that the location of gas and oil refineries and their resulting pollutants are poisoning African-American communities at a disproportionate rate. The study, coauthored by the NAACP and the Clean Air Task...

Md. Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law Takes Effect

On Oct. 1, Maryland consumers became the first Americans to benefit from a new law that restricts generic and off-patent prescription drug manufacturers from price gouging. Last week, local leaders in Prince George’s County,...

DESPITE TRUMP, ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1st, there are...

Maryland Officials Tout New Generic Drug Price-Gouging Law

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Following Maryland’s recent efforts as the first state to enact a law that protects consumers from generic prescription drug price-gouging, local leaders and health care advocates on Tuesday highlighted the...

Trump Hobbles Obamacare

President Donald Trump pronounced ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as “dead” at a White House cabinet meeting Oct. 13. “It’s gone,” the president said with arms crossed before the cameras documenting his announcement....

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