D.C. Schools Change Food Service Culture

After the Centers for Disease Control release a report showing an 18 percent obesity rate among high school students, attacking the food service in Washington, D.C., public schools has been a hot button issue. ...

Study: Black Women Need to Breastfeed for Babies’ Health

WASHINGTON – It was a new study, but it didn’t tell Washington pediatrician Dr. Michal Young much that she didn’t already know. ?“It’s an established fact that there are children who die unnecessarily every year...

Panel to Debate Effect of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

?WASHINGTON -- The new guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recommending fewer breast cancer screenings and beginning them at a later age have sparked heated debate across the nation. Nowhere are...

CDC Launches HIV/AIDS Info Web Site

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched their social media initiative, “i know,” on March 4 at Clark Atlanta University, a new attempt to promote HIV prevention. The “i know” campaign was created to...

Local Orthopedic Surgeon Forms Non-profit

Through a partnership with five of her peers, local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton has created Women Orthopedist Global Outreach, a not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization. WOGO is the newest team of Operation Walk,...

Counselor’s Coping Method Helps Detoxify Stress

From work to family to relationships and environments, the causes of stress can be plentiful and oftentimes, unavoidable. For many African Americans, one of the leading causes of stress stems from money, or a lack...

Howard Dean to Head American Dental Education Association

Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3, according to a press release. Rouse will become ADEA president...

Commentary: Stopping Diabetes Starts with You

For many of us, a modern, busy life means pre-made meals and entertainment such as video games, movies and television. Unfortunately, the widespread consumption of processed foods coupled with sedentary lifestyles has led to...

A 100th Anniversary That Begs Compassion and Giving

It was one hundred years ago this year that Chicago physician Dr. James B. Herrick first described the strangely shaped red blood cells on the blood film of a medical student from Grenada. He...

Concern Over Haiti’s HIV/AIDS Crisis Grows

After decades of progress in staving off the tide of HIV/AIDS in Haiti, health advocates are concerned about regression—in the wake of the powerful Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the infrastructure used to...

What’s Behind that Smile?

Who can resist the lure of a Valentine’s Day kiss? With the year’s most romantic holiday only hours away, plans have already begun in preparation for Cupid’s favorite day. Reservations have already been booked...
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