Health

  • Five Myths About a Bipolar Diagnosis

    Dealing with a bipolar diagnosis is hard. Dealing with parents, friends and relatives who have misguided notions about what having bipolar entails can be even harder. Help someone coping with mental illness by being open, understanding and well-informed and by nixing any false beliefs and ...

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  • ‘Mighty’ Doctor Discusses Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is the leading chronic illness of today’s adolescents and youth, and African-American school-aged girls suffer from it the most, said Hugh Mighty, a national expert on improving maternal health and birth outcomes. As one of Maryland’s top ...

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  • Williams Syndrome: Being Truly ‘Color Blind’

    While Color Blind questions whether we can look beyond race and judge people on their characters alone, there is actually a rare genetic disorder that makes those affected immune to racial prejudice. Williams Syndrome is a condition characterized by symptoms such as heart abnormalities, mental ...

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  • Ohio-Based Cosmetologist Helps Women Battle Baldness

    Gimmick commercials, dry shampoos and mythical greases aside, hair loss can be a complex problem to combat. While baldness is traditionally common among men, the idea that it’s a rarity among women is a fading tale. Over 21 million women are affected by hair loss and the matter has become ...

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  • D.C. Schools Change Food Service Culture

    After the Centers for Disease Control release a report showing an 18 percent obesity rate among high school students, attacking the food service in Washington, D.C., public schools has been a hot button issue.  “The health problems affecting our students are both real and ...

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  • CDC Launches HIV/AIDS Info Web Site

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched their social media initiative, “i know,” on March 4 at Clark Atlanta University, a new attempt to promote HIV prevention. The “i know” campaign was created to provide young African-American adults with an open forum ...

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  • Local Orthopedic Surgeon Forms Non-profit

    Through a partnership with five of her peers, local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton has created Women Orthopedist Global Outreach, a not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization. WOGO is the newest team of Operation Walk, a 16-year non-profit medical service organization. The ...

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  • Counselor’s Coping Method Helps Detoxify Stress

    From work to family to relationships and environments, the causes of stress can be plentiful and oftentimes, unavoidable. For many African Americans, one of the leading causes of stress stems from money, or a lack thereof. With the cost of living on the upswing, an unstable economy has led to ...

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  • Howard Dean to Head American Dental Education Association

    Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3, according to a press release. Rouse will become ADEA president in March 2011. Rouse currently chairs the ADEA Council of Deans and serves ...

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