‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of Black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession,...

How to Prevent Seasonal Depression this Winter

Amid flu season and the approach of winter, many individuals are focused on maintaining their physical health—but keeping up with one’s mental and emotional health can be just as important. Seasonal Affective Disorder, appropriate abbreviated...

Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

A new Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according to researchers. For Black women, whose rates of diagnosis chart three to four times more often...

NAACP Report: Blacks at Risk for Pollution-Related Health Issues

A new study shows that the location of gas and oil refineries and their resulting pollutants are poisoning African-American communities at a disproportionate rate. The study, coauthored by the NAACP and the Clean Air Task...

Md. Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law Takes Effect

On Oct. 1, Maryland consumers became the first Americans to benefit from a new law that restricts generic and off-patent prescription drug manufacturers from price gouging. Last week, local leaders in Prince George’s County,...

DESPITE TRUMP, ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1st, there are...

Maryland Officials Tout New Generic Drug Price-Gouging Law

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Following Maryland’s recent efforts as the first state to enact a law that protects consumers from generic prescription drug price-gouging, local leaders and health care advocates on Tuesday highlighted the...

Trump Hobbles Obamacare

President Donald Trump pronounced ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as “dead” at a White House cabinet meeting Oct. 13. “It’s gone,” the president said with arms crossed before the cameras documenting his announcement....

How to Offer Support to a Breast Cancer Patient

The beginning of October marked the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized and supported by major breast cancer charities across the United States. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is...

Health Frontier of Gene Editing to Target Sickle Cell Disease

An amalgam of faith, race and genetics is poised to revolutionize the medical industry and the ways scientific researchers contend with illnesses such as sickle cell disease (SCD). This emerging fusion of disciplines has riveted...

Studies Show High Obesity Rates Among Black Children

September opens with both an annual observation of National Childhood Obesity Month, as well as an urgent call by healthcare professionals across the nation to reduce the increase of overweight and obese Black children...

Baltimore 5K Aims to Raise Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease

Charm City won’t wait until September to put a spotlight on sickle cell disease. On Aug. 26 hundreds are expected to join the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) in Baltimore to bring attention...

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