Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight...

Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year...

AP-NORC Poll: Many Caregivers Neglecting Their Own Health

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers'...

Congo Reports 5 New Ebola Deaths; UN Worker is Infected

By The Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under...

Serena Williams Talks Motherhood, Insecurities at Conference

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday...

Beyonce, Jay Z Appear at City of Hope Cancer Charity Event

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared...

Tulane Holding 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions...

FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45

By LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young adults through 26. The...

Tina Turner Reveals Husband Gave Her Kidney for Transplant

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered...

New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease. NIH is the...

Maryland Democrats: Trump Health Care Curbs Could Affect 260,000 in State

By The Capital News Service BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new...

‘All Hands-On Deck’ Effort for Maternal, Infant Health

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser sounded the alarm on maternal mortality rates September 13 at her inaugural Maternal & Infant Health Summit that attracted more than 800...
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