Warren Tackles Race Following Criticism of DNA Test Release

By Elana Schor and Juana Summers, The Associated Press Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Dec. 14 as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach...

PRESS ROOM: Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

(December 10, 2018, Washington, DC) –Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing the proposed “public charge rule,” that will prevent immigrant families...

Ex-Pharmacist Sentenced To Prison For Trading Pills For Sex

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland pharmacist has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally dispensing thousands of oxycodone pills in exchange for sex with women...

AARP Poll: Majority of Caregivers with Family Suffering from Dementia, Spend Less Time with Friends

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter and it feels good to care for loved ones and enjoy time together, celebrating...

Providence Hospital Keeps Emergency Services but Closes Hospital Mid-December

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Providence Hospital announced its closing in July 2018, residents and Council members alike begged the question of where Ward 5 residents would go for reliable access to healthcare...

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $96 Million

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's medical marijuana industry brought in $96.3 million during its first year of operation. The Baltimore Sun reports that between 250 and 350 people a day are applying to...

Children’s National Hospital Kicks Off The “Light Up Dr. Bear” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer Washington D.C.’s very own Children’s National Hospital is kicking off the holiday season with the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign. The goal: to bring a little more joy and light...

UMd Says 22 Confirmed Cases of Adenovirus

By The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — More cases of a respiratory virus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, where a freshman died of complications from the virus last...

Free Events in Maryland in Support of World AIDS Day

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Since 1988, Dec. 1 has been marked in observance as World AIDS Day; and this Saturday marks the 31st year of World Aids Day. To commemorate World AIDS Day in...

Insulin Pumps Have Most Reported Problems in FDA Database

By HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS, Associated Press DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September...

Bill Cosby Counsels Inmates, Officers on Health

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Pennsylvania reportedly has the second highest percentage of elderly prisoners in the United States, according to statistics culled from several watchdog groups. In 1980 there were 370 elderly people...

The Comprehensive Guide to Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Submitted to the AFRO by YooHealth It has been stated that 1 in 3 adults in the USA is not getting enough sleep, and this is a problem. Sleep deprivation can cause a whole range...

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