Mississippi State Medical Association Elects First African-American President

(Updated 8/23/2013) After a century of trying to eliminate the differences in health care for Mississippians based on race, income or social status, the...

FDA Approves New Drug to Combat HIV Infection

The Food and Drug Administration recently added Tivicay, also known as dolutegravir, to the arsenal of pharmaceuticals available to fight HIV-1 infections. The drug is...

Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania May Now Purchase ‘Morning After’ Pill

Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania will now have easy access to the Plan B or “morning after” pill thanks to a new vending...

Condoms: A Pedestrian but Effective HIV Barrier

They are innocuous looking, but those square, multicolored foil-wrapped condoms can be a gift of life to those who may be at risk of...

Blacks Still Trail Whites and Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks who have been diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continue to lag behind Whites and Latinos when it comes...

Human Skin Now Used for Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Tom Grace has been performing plastic surgery in Baltimore since 1990, but his voice still becomes animated when discussing recent medical advances. Most...

African-American Men and Risk of High Blood Pressure

(NewsUSA) - One to three adults in the United States will have hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure (HBP), in their lifetime. The...

College Degrees Lead to Better Health? Not So Fast, Says New Study.

Higher education and upward mobility are often touted as a ticket to better health. Yet a new study suggests that the positive health effects...

Statin Medications Increase Type Two Diabetes in Middle Aged Women

New studies released in the Archives of Internal Medicine, an American Medical Association bi-monthly publication, found that women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s...

Prepping for Pregnancy to Avoid Complications

Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should determine how well she can manage a...

Families Celebrate August as National Breastfeeding Month

Much more than a way to save money, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is once again highlighting the fact that breastfeeding newborns...

Living with Lupus

Diagnosing lupus is especially tricky; however, physicians are working toward streamlining the criteria for diagnosis that include looking for signs of inflammation. A physician...