Full Circle: How I Discovered a Passion for Public Health

Quiana Lewis joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014 as a program associate, working to build a Culture of Health by helping all American residents attain stable, affordable health coverage. I am one of...

Top Ways to Stay Healthy on the High Seas

Health care officials have some advice for anyone planning on soaking up some rays on a cruise this summer. Though escaping the daily routine of everyday life may seem like the perfect getaway, the Centers...

Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects

In Children Severe heart disease generally becomes evident during the first few months after birth. Some babies are blue or have very low blood pressure shortly after birth. Other defects cause breathing difficulties, feeding problems,...

Top Cancer-Fighting Foods that Should be on Your Plate

If you’re looking to keep the doctor away there are plenty of ways to do it with more than just an apple a day. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), top cancer-fighting...

Blacks Dying for Lack of Black Help

Bi’ja Thatch sat nervously beside her mother when her doctor entered through the doors of her hospital room a little over a year ago bearing troubling news. Thatch was diagnosed with a rare, cancer-like...

Cancer Survivor Preaches Self Love, Prosperous Living

As a pillar of Black womanhood, Bershan Shaw exemplifies courage, confidence, strength, and positivity. As a nine year cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and writer, she emphasizes the importance of Black woman loving and caring...

Activists Praise New Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards

Civil rights and environmental groups are lauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent release of proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The new rules are the first milestone in a climate change package...

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 machine in the school's health center. According to the Associated Press,...

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...

National Leaders, Non-Profit Organizations Meet in D.C. to Discuss Ebola Response

West African leaders, international humanitarian aid organizations, and Washington, D.C. leaders convened at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest D.C. to discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak plaguing countries in West Africa. The Washington...

2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson Launches Allergy Education Program

NEW YORK (AP) — His face swollen, breathing becoming difficult, Adrian Peterson didn't panic. Maybe it was his resourcefulness as an elite athlete, or his ability to focus even in the most dire circumstances. But...

CDC Awards Millions to Community-Based Groups in Fight Against HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that it has awarded $42 million to 133 community-based organizations (CBOs) to help implement HIV prevention efforts among populations at increased risk. The average award is...

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