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...

Howard and U of Maryland Dental Students Offer Low-Cost Alternative in D.C., Baltimore

Dental schools in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are encouraging residents to consider their services, as students learn their trade and provide a low-cost alternative to those in need of a check-up. In Washington, D.C., the...

National Medical Association Appoints Morehouse Educator Dr. Lawrence Sanders as 115th President

The National Medical Association (NMA) recently named medical internist and Morehouse educator Dr. Lawrence Sanders as its 115th president. Sanders was appointed the position during the organization’s 112th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Honolulu. According...

Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Might be Declared Global Emergency

By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Friday he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus...

National Walk for Epilepsy Expected to Draw Thousands to D.C.

Little Eric “Deuce” Eaddy was 14 months old when his eyes rolled to the back of his head and he grew taut and still one Saturday morning, two years ago. “When paramedics got here...

Do Better Jobs Mean Better Health?

If you have a steady job that pays a fair wage, odds are you’re in better health than people who don’t. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a reliable job with sufficient pay means...

Full Circle: How I Discovered a Passion for Public Health

Quiana Lewis joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014 as a program associate, working to build a Culture of Health by helping all American residents attain stable, affordable health coverage. I am one of...

Sushi with A Purpose: ONEHOPE Campaign Returns

RA Sushi, a restaurant with 25 locations across the country, is stepping up in the fight against breast cancer. They are partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for the month of October...

USDA Places New Regulations on Handling of Meat Contamination

The USDA on the week of April 30 modified regulations on how to limit and stop consumer intake of contaminated ground beef and other meat products. In changing its protocol, the USDA has now set...

Researchers Suggest Extended Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Therapy

Medical researchers have added five years to the recommended time period that breast cancer survivors should take advantage of during life-saving drug therapy. Tamoxifen was first introduced in the early 1970s and is used to...

Ask Your Pharmacist-5

Everybody wants to save money, particularly me. I’ve been known to squeeze a dollar so tight the eagle grins. Some folks are particularly good at saving at the grocery store through coupons. Legendary are...

Studies Reveal Disease-Prevention Powers of Nuts

Nuts are a powerful source of disease fighters that can help ward off chronic illnesses, according to studies published Nov. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). According to the journal article, studies...

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