Government Price Arbitration Is Dicey Policy

By Dr. Salatore J. Giorgianni, PharmD Men’s Health Network We are all concerned about the cost of medications. As the leading health advocacy and education non-profit for advancing the comprehensive health of boys and men in...

Maryland Fights Clean Water Rollback

By Dan Novak, Capital News Service  The Environmental Protection Agency revoked two regulations last month dealing with clean water and air that present conflicting positions from the Trump Administration over the role states should play in...

Therapy Puppies In Maryland Juvenile Centers

By Hannah Gaskill, Capital News Service LAUREL, Maryland––When visitors and staff members walk through the front door of Thomas JS Waxter Children’s Center, they’re greeted by sign-in sheets, hand-held metal detectors and, now, a bouncing, fluffy...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide 

By Pearl B. Spencer, Special to AFRO Do your research, develop a plan and stick with it. July 1990 will always remain green in my memory. That was the day my doctor told me that the lumps...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Marnita Coleman, Special to the AFRO Set your mind on the promise, not the process, and go all the way through. ‘Wow, breast cancer. Is this really happening? I didn't see it coming. But, what do...

St. Elizabeths Without Water

By AFRO Staff Patients and staff at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, the District’s public psychiatric hospital, have been without drinking water for an extended period. This issue was discovered during a routine scheduled water-testing where the...

The Art of Human Care

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO  Renowned surgeon and author, Dr. Hassan Tetteh, recently released his book "The Art of Human Care" and held a book signing on Sept. 26 at TheArc in Southeast, D.C. The...

City Gets $9.7 Million For Lead Paint Crisis

By AFRO Staff On Sept. 26, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes announced $9.7 million in federal funding to address lead-based paint...

Mathew Knowles: ‘I Have Breast Cancer’

By Black Health Matters One night in July, entertainment executive, Mathew Knowles, peeled off his white undershirt and noticed a red dot on it. He thought it was lint. It wasn’t, but he hardly gave...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

For the month of October, the AFRO is celebrates all cancer survivors and encourages them to share their top tips for surviving cancer. Survivor Marnita Coleman shares a tip and some insight with our...

Martin Center Celebrates 50 Years of Service to Sickle Cell Patients

By Tyler Fenwick (The Indianapolis Recorder/BPUSA) Julie Daniels lucked out when her mother took her to the pediatrician. All of a sudden, Daniels couldn’t bear any weight as a 1-year-old, even after learning how to...

American Diets Still Too Sweet

By Lindsey Tanner, AP News Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a...

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