East Baltimore Church Saving Black Men One Screening at a Time

By Alexis Taylor, Special to the AFRO Long before he fought his own Goliath-sized battle, Pastor Marshall Prentice knew the effects of prostate cancer on the Black men in his community. The East Baltimore pastor had...

Mother: Caring for Girl Amid Brain-Death Debate ‘Worth It’

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death said she does not regret moving from California to New...

Reports: HUD Failed to Track Lead Paint Cases, Ensure Fixes

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against...

BLK+GRN is Creating a Platform for Black Wellness

By Hamzat Sani, Special o the AFRO Dr. Kristian Henderson is shameless about her purpose. “We wanted to connect people with products that were better for them and products that weren’t linked with hormonal issues,...

American Medical Association Elects Black Woman President

By AFRO Staff Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was recently elected president of the American Medical Association during its annual conference. When she assumes the helm in June 2019, she would become...

Common Superfoods and Herbs for Men

By Mia Aguilar, Special to the AFRO The numbers don't lie.  For years, studies, surveys and statistics have found that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor.  According to reports by the Centers...

‘Strong Progress’ in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak: WHO

By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was...

Doing the Cupid Shuffle in the Name of Good Health

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The First Baptist Church of Glenarden has been hosting health fairs for 25 years and to mark this year’s occasion, the Rev. John K. Jenkins and his first...

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

By SALEH MWANAMILONGO, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday,...

Black Participants Wanted for Federal Medical Research Initiative, All of Us

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Like many traditional institutions in America, our current medical research pool is very White. But, the good news is, the federal government is ready to do something about...

The Black Maternity Crisis

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Not one, but two maternity wards closed last year in the District in areas that are predominately used by African Americans— Northeast and Southeast D.C. It began with the closure...

Ending Price Gouging By The Prescription Drug Industry

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO If you suspect that you and your family are paying far too much for the prescription medicines that help you stay healthy and alive, your suspicions are justified...

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