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No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet.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...

Black Breastfeeding Month Encourages Return to Natural Feeding

Breastfeeding among Black women remains comparably low. In observance of Black Breastfeeding Week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released a new study, documenting...

Heart and Soul Tour Focuses on Black Women’s Health

Black women face a variety of health disparities, but tips for living a healthier life were on tap at the free “Your Passport to Wellness Expo,” organized by Heart and Soul Magazine at the...

Black Seniors Stroll Down Memory Lane Aiming to Stay Sharp

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march...

To Fight the HIV Epidemic, We Need the Black Church

Black Churches are more than places of worship. They are the vibrant hearts of the African-American community that bring the Gospel into our lives, inspire faith, grace, love and mercy and foster a deep...

‘A Better You’ Educates Blacks on Medicare

Local healthcare professionals have discovered that many of the 88,000 Washington, D.C. residents enrolled in Medicare aren’t using the program to its full benefit. The federal health insurance, created in 1965, helps citizens 65...

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