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...

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,...

Commentary: Stopping Diabetes Starts with You

For many of us, a modern, busy life means pre-made meals and entertainment such as video games, movies and television. Unfortunately, the widespread consumption...

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...

A 100th Anniversary That Begs Compassion and Giving

It was one hundred years ago this year that Chicago physician Dr. James B. Herrick first described the strangely shaped red blood cells on...

Concern Over Haiti’s HIV/AIDS Crisis Grows

After decades of progress in staving off the tide of HIV/AIDS in Haiti, health advocates are concerned about regression—in the wake of the powerful...

What’s Behind that Smile?

Who can resist the lure of a Valentine’s Day kiss? With the year’s most romantic holiday only hours away, plans have already begun in...