Black Women’s Health Week Raises National Awareness

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO “This is an important initiative that we should all support and get behind,” tweeted rapper Common on April 17, in support of the first-ever Black Maternal Health Week. From...

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

By The Associated Press Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing...

Monthly Fitness Classes Empower Individuals to Remember They’re Fabulous

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Looking to spice up your workout routine and dust off those resolutions in a fabulous and energizing environment? Joy Copeland, of The Joy of Styling, and her team has...

Baltimore Health Ministries Issues Appeal to Clergy

By AFRO Staff The Health Ministries Network, which “establish a clearinghouse for mobilizing personal participation in available health care initiatives through community churches and other local faith-based organizations,” will be holding an organizational meeting April...

Cancer Survivor and Amputee Details How She Overcame Adversity

It is often hard to maintain an optimistic attitude after being faced with adversity but new coming author, Donna Hopkins, seems to have mastered the practice of positivity despite some extremely difficult circumstances. Hopkins’...

Study: Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk of Death, Heart Attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the...

Wizards’ Kelly Oubre the Latest NBA Player to Open Up About Mental Illness

Add Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. to the growing list of NBA players sharing their personal experiences with mental health issues. Oubre admitted to NBC reporters that he’s “going through a lot” internally....

Don’t Miss Free Health Screenings at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo This Weekend

With more than 250 exhibitors expected at this weekend’s free NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, there’s literally something for everyone. The expo, scheduled for March 10 and 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center,...

Childhood Diabetes Continues to Climb Among Black Children

Meagan Charles is a nursing student at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She also one of the rising number of Americans diagnosed as children with diabetes. “I was 13 when I was diagnosed with...

Bill expanding medical cannabis licenses advances

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A bill that would expand Maryland’s medical cannabis industry to include more minority ownership, after more than a month in legislative limbo, is moving again in  the General Assembly, with amendments. A...

Following Health Scare, Serena Williams Advocates for Black Mothers

Celebrated professional tennis player Serena Williams almost died after giving birth in September of last year.  Now she is using her platform to spread awareness about the realities of maternal and infant mortality, and...

Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns...
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