Dental Health Gets Second-Class Treatment

The Affordable Care Act, or 'Obamacare,' has changed many lives for the better - mine included. But its omission of dental coverage, a result...

New Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Food Considered a Major Civil Rights Setback

Millions of Americans will be left in the dark when it comes to the genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods they...

FDA Orders Halt to Florida Counties’ Blood Collection Amid New Zika Cases

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered a halt to donations at all blood collection centers in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties after four...

Strokes and Your Health

A stroke is serious - just like a heart attack. Yet, we don't know as much about it enough as we should. Stroke is one...

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Racial Discrimination

Alcohol abuse is now another adverse health outcome researchers have linked to racial discrimination. Previous studies have linked health disparities in cardiovascular disease and other...

Going Vegetarian in Baltimore and D.C.

As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries,...

Black Women Encouraged to “PrEP” for HIV Exposure

Facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are clear: African Americans make up 44 percent of new HIV/AIDS infections in a country...

Angela Bassett to Launch Skin Care Line for Women of Darker Skin

Film and TV powerhouse Angela Basset has launched a new skin care line aimed at women of darker skin tones. The Golden Globe Award-winning actress...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Partners with Alzheimer’s Association to Raise Awareness

The Prince George’s County, Md. Upsilon Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is using its influence to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease,...

Caring for Maryland’s Aging Veteran Population

Vice Adm. (Ret.) Adam Robinson is a history-maker in the military world, becoming the first African-American surgeon general of the Navy and of any...

High Blood Pressure, Strokes and Blacks

Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than...

Ghana’s FDA Bans Skin-Bleaching Chemical over Cancer Concerns

Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority is set to ban the skin-bleaching agent hydroquinone later this summer Hydroquinone, used in the treatment of freckles and brown...