D.C. ‘Divas’ Celebrate First Year of Health Campaign

On Oct. 2, a community-based movement determined to educate and empower metropolitan-area women about their health choices celebrated its first anniversary. Divas, MPH (Making Our People Healthier), is an all-female health outreach organization that...

The Pursuit of Fitness

Baltimore native Tavian Quinn is passionate about fitness and healthy living, a lifestyle more people are adopting as obesity wages an unprecedented war against against Americans’ waistlines and longevity. As the fitness model studied to...

Former Engineer Turned Fitness Trainer Embarks on Charity Walk for Diabetes

Health nuts and gym rats can be quite annoying—critiquing everything you eat, flashing their firm physiques at every opportunity, devouring food you wouldn’t touch even if you were starving—the nerve of them. But Kenneth...

Md. Girl Tells Congress of Textbook Concussion Case

WASHINGTON - Centennial High School's Alison Conca-Cheng is a best-case scenario: After suffering a concussion while playing soccer last month, she was diagnosed, put on a "care plan" and started on her path to...

CDC Awards Millions to Community-Based Groups in Fight Against HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that it has awarded $42 million to 133 community-based organizations (CBOs) to help implement HIV prevention efforts among populations at increased risk. The average award is...

Defining Dementia: The Silent Epidemic

Memory loss, repetitive conversations, misplacing everyday items – all are frequently attributed to aging and generally accepted as an inevitable part of life. But to the trained professional, the telling signs of dementia are...

Commentary: ‘F as in Fat’: Fighting Obesity

Over the past year, we have seen many efforts from both the public and private sectors to address America’s childhood obesity crisis. Millions of families in rural, suburban and urban communities across the United States...

Human Skin Now Used for Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Tom Grace has been performing plastic surgery in Baltimore since 1990, but his voice still becomes animated when discussing recent medical advances. Most recently, the St. Agnes Hospital surgeon’s excitement was ignited by...

Human Skin Now Used for Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Tom Grace has been performing plastic surgery in Baltimore since 1990, but his voice still becomes animated when discussing recent medical advances. Most recently, the St. Agnes Hospital surgeon’s excitement was ignited by...

CVS Pharmacy Offers Free Screenings at Over 100 Health Fairs

Leading retail pharmacy, CVS is preparing to present “To Your Health,” a community wellness program in the Washington, D.C. area. Over 100 events are planned at various CVS locations throughout the summer and fall....

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 and survival. While soul food is not inherently unhealthy, foods...

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 even harder. Help someone coping with mental illness by being...

AFRO BRIEFS