Obamacare: 2015 First Year Uninsured Required to Report to IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous...

18M More Americans Would Be Uninsured under 2016 GOP Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated...

Asthma, Diabetes, and Other Health Conditions Bring Greater Flu Risks

If you are one of the millions of Americans with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes, stroke, heart or lung disease, this important information about the flu applies to you. When combined with...

Study Finds Deterioration of DNA in Poverty-Stricken Individuals

Income and ethnic identity issues among lower and lower-middle class individuals may lead to deterioration of the DNA, according to a new study. According to a study published in the American Sociological Association’s Journal of...

Study: Women Living Longer, Greater Focus Needed on Health after Reproductive Years

Women across the globe are living longer after the age of 50 according to a new study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the September issue of the WHO Bulletin, researchers state that...

College Degrees Lead to Better Health? Not So Fast, Says New Study.

Higher education and upward mobility are often touted as a ticket to better health. Yet a new study suggests that the positive health effects of a good education are felt less by Blacks than...

CDC: More Teen Males are Using Condoms

The number of teenage males who said they used a condom during the first time they had sex increased by nine percent since 2002, according to the latest report by the Centers for Disease...

A Male Breast Cancer Victim Speaks Out

James Pipkin never imagined his name would be on paperwork for a mammogram. He had showed up at the doctor’s office, at his wife’s direction, to check out the “pebble-like” lump in the right...

Vanessa Williams Reveals Childhood Molestation by Woman

Oprah Winfrey has delivered another scoop, as the former talk show queen got actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams to open up about her childhood molestation at the hands of a woman. During the...

FDA Approves New Tattoo Removal Methods

Should rapper Gucci Mane ever want to remove his ice cream cone tattoo or any of the other permanently-inked designs on the right side his face and forehead, he would be pleased to hear...

High-Risk Sexual Activity Among Black Teens Drops Dramatically

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings that show a “dramatic decline” in risky sexual behavior among Black youth since 1991. The data, which cover 1991 to 2011, was presented...

Meet Dr. Tyeese Gaines, ER Physician & Much More

Tyeese Gaines didn’t set out to be an ER physician. She figured she’d be a community doctor in the inner city, treating patients and delivering babies. But as she progressed through medical school, Gaines saw that...

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