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...

McDonald’s Slims Down Happy Meal by Banishing Cheeseburgers

McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can...

Report: Black Babies at Higher Risk of Death in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is raising concerns about the mortality rate for African-American babies. The report found that the overall infant mortality rate of...

Lung Cancer Disproportionately Hits Black Men

Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, Black men continue to make up a growing number of new cases of lung cancer in the United States – a trend that has been on the increase...

Maryland, after Delays, Begins the Sale of Medical Marijuana

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies...

‘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...
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