People Talk Candidly About Living With Kidney Disease

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Stephanie Dixon, was a mother of two children living and working in Manhattan in 2001. She had survived 911, but the stress of the event had taken its toll....

House and Senate Introduce Bill to ensure Insurance Coverage for Abortion

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Women of color and their allies in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act on Tuesday,...

The American Kidney Fund Receives Grant to support Children with Kidney Disease

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Robert I. Schattner Foundation awarded The American Kidney Fund (AKF) with a $150,000 grant to help children living with kidney disease and provide financial support for low income...

CVS Officials Talk Project Health, Black Press at Rainbow Push Wall Street Conference

By Stacy M. Brown, Special to the AFRO When Cornelius Raven visited his nearby CVS Pharmacy for free health screenings, he didn’t realize that he was having a stroke. His blood pressure was so high —...

Doctors, Lawyers with Monetary Motives Cause Painful Decisions in Women’s Health Care

By Glenn Ellis, Research Bioethics Fellow at Harvard Medical School, NNPA Newswire Contributor (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our healthcare system. The problem is growing worse now...

D.C. Residents Disportionately Impacted by Kidney Failure

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer March marks National Kidney Month, and D.C. still has the highest number of people with kidney failure, officials said. And African-Americans remained disproportionately impacted from the kidney disease. “The District...

Man Who Suffered Brain Damage From Lead Paint Wins $2M

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore jury has awarded around $2 million to a man who has permanent brain damage from being exposed to lead paint as a child. The Daily Record reports a jury...

CVS Officials Talk Project Health, Black Press at Rainbow Push Wall Street Conference

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Cornelius Raven visited his nearby CVS Pharmacy for free health screenings, he didn’t realize that he was having a stroke. His blood pressure was so high —...

Cancer Death Racial Gap Narrows, But Still Higher For Blacks

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, Blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing. Nearly 30 years ago,...

Black Publishers Push for More Diabetes Awareness

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent On a mission to combat issues of diabetes, which disproportionately afflicts Black Americans nationwide, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association for more than 215 of...

Arizona Health Facility Rape Spurs Video Surveillance Push

By TERRY TANG , Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...

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