McDonald’s Unveils Plans for Healthier Menu

Fast food chain McDonald’s on July 26 announced nutritional changes to its menu intended to provide healthier options. “Right now, America is having important conversations about childhood obesity, well-being and healthy choices and I’m proud...

Major Food Retailers Voice Support of Michelle Obama’s Commitment to Provide Fresh Foods to...

First Lady Michelle Obama’s drive to improve national nutrition got a big boost July 20 as major food retailers agreed to help eliminate what many call the “food deserts” that surround poor people. Several firms...

Trim, Fit 10 Year-Old Could Become Black Children’s Anti-Obesity Role Model

C.J. Senter is a young Billy Blanks in the making. Known as the “Workout Kid” and with DVDs of his fitness regimen already available, this Georgia fourth-grader—who has a sculpted body of a weight...

Former Redskins Stars, NFL Players Display Need for Regular Medical Screening

Joe Jacoby, four-time All Pro offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, knows that with his family’s medical history, every day is precious, particularly now. “Both of my parents died in their 50s,” he said. “I’m...

Ask Your Pharmacist–19

There’s a reason why many folks think drug companies are only out to make money. You may have heard the story. Not long ago, a drug used to prevent premature births, progesterone, went from...

Ask Your Pharmacist–18

I was talking with a woman the other day and she told me that she had run out of blood pressure pills, so she started taking her husband’s. “Is that okay,” she asked innocently....

North Carolina Considers Payments to Sterilization Victims

A retired handyman from North Carolina said he was sterilized after being sent to a school for mentally and developmentally disabled children. Willis Lynch was just 14 years old. Records show that during the height...

Gender Identity Disorder (GID) Especially Difficult for Inmates

Imagine looking in the mirror as a young child and having no connection to that face that stared back at you. Imagine feeling like you will never find your rightful place in this world....

Ask Your Pharmacist–17

You go to the doctor for your regular check-up, receive several prescriptions to be filled and then realize that you already have plenty of pills in your bottle for some prescriptions. You may also...

Sickle Cell Patients in Need of Blood

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes anemia, lung and tissue damage, strokes and terrible pain. It is estimated that over 80,000 Americans have Sickle Cell Disease. Ninety percent of all Sickle...

Safeway’s 11th Annual Prostate Cancer Fundraiser Kicks Off in Stores

Safeway launched its month-long prostate cancer fundraiser and awareness campaign in early June, continuing a tradition of raising millions of dollars to find a cure for the most common form of cancer in men. Safeway,...

African-American Maternity Deaths Rising

African American women in New York City are eight times more likely than White or Hispanic women to die from pregnancy-related causes, while in California Black women are four times more likely to experience...

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