Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

A new Lupus Education & Awareness for Patients, Professionals & Providers program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according...

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...

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...

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No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet.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...

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,...

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...

How to Offer Support to a Breast Cancer Patient

The beginning of October marked the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized and supported by major breast cancer...

Health Frontier of Gene Editing to Target Sickle Cell Disease

An amalgam of faith, race and genetics is poised to revolutionize the medical industry and the ways scientific researchers contend with illnesses such as...

Studies Show High Obesity Rates Among Black Children

September opens with both an annual observation of National Childhood Obesity Month, as well as an urgent call by healthcare professionals across the nation...

Baltimore 5K Aims to Raise Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease

Charm City won’t wait until September to put a spotlight on sickle cell disease. On Aug. 26 hundreds are expected to join the Sickle Cell...

Black Breastfeeding Month Encourages Return to Natural Feeding

Breastfeeding among Black women remains comparably low. In observance of Black Breastfeeding Week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the...

Heart and Soul Tour Focuses on Black Women’s Health

Black women face a variety of health disparities, but tips for living a healthier life were on tap at the free “Your Passport to...