Does Racism Have An Impact on Health?

By K. Barrett Bilali, Miami Times [email protected] Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities. One researcher...

Michelle Obama had Miscarriage, Used IVF to Conceive Girls

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their...

The Glass is Half Empty

Special to the AFRO by Renee Foose There are more than one million miles of drinking water pipes in the U.S. and most are more than 100 years old. Many pipes laid in the early...

Federal Health Care Website Up and Running after Slow Start

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act got off to a slow start Thursday on the first day of...

Two Female Entrepreneurs Open First Breast Cancer Boutique in the DMV

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Revolutionizing the look of breast cancer, two Black female entrepreneurs are preparing to open the region’s first medical custom prosthetics and lingerie store of its kind. Dedicated to women who...

D.C. Council Issues Bill For LGBT Seniors

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Council proposed legislation to fight for the rights of LGBT seniors. Initiated by D.C. Council members Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) last week,...

Combating Cancer In Young Women Online

Women from the ages of 18 to 50 are the most active group of adult Internet and social media users. And even though women in this age group are less likely to get breast...

Breast Cancer Awareness Brought to the Community

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime according to breastcancer.org. In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month the Doctors...

Experts Say DC is the most Dangerous Place to Give Birth

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Access to suitable health care and hospitals is already an issue of disparity in communities of color in several United States cities, yet according to a recent WUSA9 report,...

Rising Drug Prices Widen Gap Between Have, Have-not Patients

By LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain. The Sandy, Utah mother of two young...

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...

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