Lung Cancer Disproportionately Hits Black Men

Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, Black men continue to make up a growing number of new cases of lung cancer in the United...

Maryland, after Delays, Begins the Sale of Medical Marijuana

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on...

‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of Black psychology to counter what...

How to Prevent Seasonal Depression this Winter

Amid flu season and the approach of winter, many individuals are focused on maintaining their physical health—but keeping up with one’s mental and emotional...

Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

A new Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according to researchers. For Black women, whose...

NAACP Report: Blacks at Risk for Pollution-Related Health Issues

A new study shows that the location of gas and oil refineries and their resulting pollutants are poisoning African-American communities at a disproportionate rate. The...

Md. Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law Takes Effect

On Oct. 1, Maryland consumers became the first Americans to benefit from a new law that restricts generic and off-patent prescription drug manufacturers from...

DESPITE TRUMP, ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet. But...

Maryland Officials Tout New Generic Drug Price-Gouging Law

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Following Maryland’s recent efforts as the first state to enact a law that protects consumers from generic prescription drug price-gouging,...

Trump Hobbles Obamacare

President Donald Trump pronounced ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as “dead” at a White House cabinet meeting Oct. 13. “It’s gone,” the president...

How to Offer Support to a Breast Cancer Patient

The beginning of October marked the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized and supported by major breast cancer...

Health Frontier of Gene Editing to Target Sickle Cell Disease

An amalgam of faith, race and genetics is poised to revolutionize the medical industry and the ways scientific researchers contend with illnesses such as...