Health

  • Time for Focus on Children’s Health

    Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s no secret that for years, low-income communities of color have suffered as grocery stores and fresh, affordable food ...

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  • Outreach and Health Education Highlighted

    While National Minority Health Month has existed for more than 100 years (started as Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington in 1915), many of the systemic issues surrounding health disparities and access facing Blacks, continue. Calling good health “the true measure of race ...

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  • Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Let’s face it, eating healthy can be a challenge, especially those of us living on a budget. However, there are ways to have a healthy diet without having to empty out your pockets. For me, a full-time college student and a part-time security guard, I have to budget between rent, car note, gas, ...

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  • Diabetes Pervasive Among Blacks

    As rampant as diabetes is in our community, it is well past time we took some serious action. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. ...

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  • Balto. County Builds Bridges to Caregivers

    Edgemere Senior Center in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) will host the Caregivers Mini-Conference on “Healthy Living for Today and Smart Planning for the Future” on April 16 at 6600 North Point Road from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference will be for family ...

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  • Life in Flint; Living with Deadly Water

    FLINT, Mich. — Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith and her family, which includes her two-year-old son, Amarus Jones, and her fiancé.    They live in fear of the water. Consequently, she no longer uses regular water for showers or to wash dishes or to drink ...

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  • Newark Will Test 17,000 School Children for Lead Poisoning

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark will test 17,000 children for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water at nearly half of the schools in New Jersey’s biggest city. City Health Director Hanaa Hamdi told officials Tuesday that testing will start with some ...

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  • Number of People on Cholesterol Drugs to Double

    If you’re not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon. The latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs have raised many eyebrows. Based on these guidelines, the number of ...

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  • Is Sex After a Heart Attack Safe?

    The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of Black women each year who have heart attacks. The mother of three said that despite a relatively healthy lifestyle, years of unmanaged stress caused her to experience coronary artery spasms – which led to ...

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