Clergy, Physicians to Discuss Spirituality-Medicine Connection

Hundreds of Washington-area residents will gather for workshops and seminars during the 13th Annual Spirituality and Medicine Conference, May 2 to May 5, at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H. Street N.W. Leading physicians and clergy...

Burs & Garrett Healthy Tip

Waist measurement is a good indicator of abdominal fat which is one predictor for developing heart disease. Coronary heart disease can be reduced by 6 percent with just a small reduction in resting diastolic...

Recent Turmoil Fueling Public Anxiety over Safety

The April 15 bombing of the Boston marathon and other recent disasters may be causing some to experience anxiety issues over their own safety, according to one mental health expert. Disaster mental health expert...

6th Annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids raises more than $1 million to...

Kayla has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, but she hasn’t let that stop he from enjoying life’s special moments. She’s a diva who loves fashion...

Burs & Garrett Healthy Tip

Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. Exercise improves your strength and assists with balance and coordination. Lower your risk of falling by performing balance activities. You should be able to stand...

Burs & Garrett Healthy Tip

Bananas are healthy and may lower your blood pressure which will lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Bananas are rich in potassium which offsets the sodium in your diet, so by adding...

“Junior” from Steve Harvey Morning Show Reveals Sickle Cell Secret

WASHINGTON-- Houston Comedian Kier Spates, also known to millions of Americans as Junior on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, told the crowd gathered inside Howard University Hospital’s Freedmen’s Clinic something he had never told...

Prostate Cancer Rally to Reach One Million Persons on Father’s Day

(BlackNews.com) -- The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is launching its "Fifth Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer" with an ambitious goal of reaching one million persons. This will be the largest and...

New Health Law Takes Hold

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Since the Affordable Care Act became law on March 22, 2010, many changes have occurred within the American health care system. • About 71 million Americans received access to free preventative care...

Hearinga Key Part of Grandparenting

Grandparents and grandchildren have much to learn from one another, and such valuable relationships should be cultivated. Oxford University research has shown that 'involved' grandparents contribute significantly to better-adjusted grandchildren. The research suggests that children...

Medical Advancement: New Technology to Treat Life-Threatening Heart Conditions

Each year, millions of people are affected by ventricular arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. If left untreated, fast or irregular heartbeats can lead to sudden cardiac death, a condition that kills about 300,000 people in...

Five Motivational Ways to Age Backwards

You’ve probably heard expressions like “60 is the new 40.”  The truth is actually that anyone can be 68 going on 50. All you need is a motivational mindset. Then you, too, can start...

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