Author Promotes Black Health By Any ‘Greens’ Necessary

Traditional Black American cuisine, often dubbed “soul food,” was birthed during an era when enslaved African Americans relied on high-fat, high-calorie foods for sustenance...

Five Myths About a Bipolar Diagnosis

Dealing with a bipolar diagnosis is hard. Dealing with parents, friends and relatives who have misguided notions about what having bipolar entails can be...

‘Mighty’ Doctor Discusses Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is the leading chronic illness of today’s adolescents and youth, and African-American school-aged girls suffer from it the most, said Hugh Mighty,...

Williams Syndrome: Being Truly ‘Color Blind’

While Color Blind questions whether we can look beyond race and judge people on their characters alone, there is actually a rare genetic disorder...

Ohio-Based Cosmetologist Helps Women Battle Baldness

Gimmick commercials, dry shampoos and mythical greases aside, hair loss can be a complex problem to combat. While baldness is traditionally common among men,...

D.C. Schools Change Food Service Culture

After the Centers for Disease Control release a report showing an 18 percent obesity rate among high school students, attacking the food service in...

Study: Black Women Need to Breastfeed for Babies’ Health

WASHINGTON – It was a new study, but it didn’t tell Washington pediatrician Dr. Michal Young much that she didn’t already know. ?“It’s an established...

Panel to Debate Effect of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

?WASHINGTON -- The new guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recommending fewer breast cancer screenings and beginning them at a...

CDC Launches HIV/AIDS Info Web Site

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched their social media initiative, “i know,” on March 4 at Clark Atlanta University, a new attempt...

Local Orthopedic Surgeon Forms Non-profit

Through a partnership with five of her peers, local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton has created Women Orthopedist Global Outreach, a not-for-profit volunteer medical...

Counselor’s Coping Method Helps Detoxify Stress

From work to family to relationships and environments, the causes of stress can be plentiful and oftentimes, unavoidable. For many African Americans, one of the...

Howard Dean to Head American Dental Education Association

Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3,...