Ask Your Pharmacist–8

Yes, it’s allergy season. You wake up with itchy eyes. You sneeze throughout the day, and you just feel miserable for hours. Trust me,...

First Lady’s Vacation Meal Sparks Controversy

Radio host Rush Limbaugh recently took to the air waves to criticize first lady Michelle Obama’s eating habits. According to a report by Vail...

Personal Trainer Spreading Message of Healthy Living for Black Women

Crystal Adell defies the stereotype that Black women do not consistently pursue a physical exercise discipline. Now, the certified personal trainer is on a mission to...

Endometriosis: More than Just Painful Cycles

Cassandra Nivens has experienced painful periods since age 14. To cope with being mostly incapacitated for some time each month, Nivens learned to manage...

GOP Obamacare Fix Would Harm, Not Help, Says Non-Partisan Budget Analysis

A Republican-sponsored “fix” for Obamacare would do more harm than good, an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has concluded. The Save American...

Do Better Jobs Mean Better Health?

If you have a steady job that pays a fair wage, odds are you’re in better health than people who don’t. According to the Robert...

United Way Women’s Forum Meets in Baltimore to Tackle Tough Issues

Women from across Maryland met April 22 in Baltimore to discuss ways to make life better for Maryland families in need. At the James Rouse...

Lupus Disproportionately Affects Black Women

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease that impacts more than 1.5 million Americans.  Characterized by intense fatigue, exhaustion,...

African Americans are critical to helping fight ALS

By now, we have all probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is wonderful that people from all walks of life come together to...

General Good Health is Key to Avoiding Risk of Pregnancy Deaths

The nation mourned the loss of Erica Morales, a Phoenix woman who died just moments after delivering quadruplets earlier this year.  Morales, who had...

Nonprofit to Build Playground at NIH

A nonprofit that builds playgrounds for children in need is bringing its volunteers to the National Institutes of Health. The group called KaBOOM! will build...

Study: Blood Pressure Lowered by Racial Integration

A study involving more than 2,000 Blacks found that those who moved from the most-segregated neighborhoods to less-segregated neighborhoods later experienced lower systolic blood...