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...

Studies: Autism Diagnoses Increasing Among American Children

Autism diagnoses involving U.S. children is on the rise, according to data released this week by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Studies now show that compared to a decade ago, autism diagnoses have...

Howard Conference to Address Social Disgrace Linked to AIDS

Howard University will host the Fourth Annual HIV Stigma Conference Nov. 22, bringing together between 600 and 1,000 healthcare providers, public health officials, activists, students, faith leaders, people affected by HIV and experts from...

Whole Foods Unveils New Ranking System for Produce

In an effort to provide customers with information on how its suppliers farm vegetables, flowers and fruits, Whole Foods introduced a new labeling system, “Responsibly Grown,” that ranks produce based on the methods with...

Parents Summer Camp for Healthy Living a Big Hit

First lady Michelle Obama has become a household name in many African-American households across the country because of her stance to combat obesity. Obama’s national campaign has sparked changes in school diets, menus at...

Pending Legislation May Be Lifesaving for Kidney Disease Patients

Two pieces of legislation in Congress could help African Americans and others fight chronic kidney disease and survive, according to the National Kidney Foundation. One is the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and...

American Heart Association Classes Offer Healthy Cooking Options for the Holidays

BALTIMORE—Inside a bright, clean classroom at Stratford University in Baltimore, 13 women are working busily at their cooking stations. The subject of today’s class is holiday sides. Chef Tia Berry is showing the women how...

The Johns Hopkins CareS Mobile Safety Center Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Launched in 2004, the Johns Hopkins CareS Mobile Safety center was built to keep to increase awareness about child injury, the leading cause of death for children nationwide. The mobile safety vehicle is complete...

Prostate Cancer Rally to Reach One Million Persons on Father’s Day

(BlackNews.com) -- The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is launching its "Fifth Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer" with an ambitious goal of reaching one million persons. This will be the largest and...

Medical Advancement: New Technology to Treat Life-Threatening Heart Conditions

Each year, millions of people are affected by ventricular arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. If left untreated, fast or irregular heartbeats can lead to sudden cardiac death, a condition that kills about 300,000 people in...

Community Health Centers to Receive Up to $300M in Federal Funding

Reflecting the critical role of the nation’s community health care centers in advancing the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration this week announced the availability of up to $300 million...

Study: Half of Jailed NYC Youths have Brain Injury

NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a...

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