Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns...

Jeff Bridges Touts Success of Little Rock Program for Low-Income School Kids

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Actor Jeff Bridges visited with students Monday at a Little Rock elementary school to highlight the success it and the state has had in distributing more breakfast to low-income...

Nonprofit to Build Playground at NIH

A nonprofit that builds playgrounds for children in need is bringing its volunteers to the National Institutes of Health. The group called KaBOOM! will build a playground Monday at the Children’s Inn on the NIH...

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...

Making Smart Medicare Choices for 2015

As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage you have now, you should spend at least a few...

Ghana’s FDA Bans Skin-Bleaching Chemical over Cancer Concerns

Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority is set to ban the skin-bleaching agent hydroquinone later this summer Hydroquinone, used in the treatment of freckles and brown patches on the skin, as well as cosmetic applications, has...

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense...

Breast Cancer Survivor Group Targets Young Black Women

Sisters Network, the only national African-American breast cancer survivors’ organization in the United States, has launched a new online program geared toward younger women. The Young Sisters Initiative(YSI): A Guide to a Better You! provides...

Report: Background Television Harmful to Cognitive Skills, Social Skills of Children

Leaving the television on while no one is watching can be detrimental to the development of children, according to a new report. Though it may seem harmless, the study, published in the online medical journal...

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,...

When It Comes to Health, Place Matters

WASHINGTON-The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is an achievement Americans can be proud of. Making sure that all our brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren, have proper health insurance makes us a stronger,...

Blood Pressure Survivor Story

Five years ago, while at a routine doctor’s visit, Vincent Sharps had a wakeup call. His doctor told him that his blood pressure was extremely high, his cholesterol was high and he was overweight....

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