Monthly Fitness Classes Empower Individuals to Remember They’re Fabulous

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Looking to spice up your workout routine and dust off those resolutions in a fabulous and energizing environment? Joy Copeland, of The Joy of Styling, and her team has...

Grill, Eat, Chill, Repeat

    By AFRO Staff To turn a midweek dinner into something special, try cooking easy pork tenderloin on the grill. To produce beautifully browned pork with a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we started with a...

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Racial Discrimination

Alcohol abuse is now another adverse health outcome researchers have linked to racial discrimination. Previous studies have linked health disparities in cardiovascular disease and other ailments to discrimination, including one previously reported on by the...

New Mobile Apps Help Women of Color Prevent and Fight Cancer

(Updated 5/18/2013) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the winners of the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color Challenge, a first-of-its-kind effort to address health disparities among racial and ethnic...

Community Partnerships, More Primary Care Doctors Key to ‘Saving Our Sisters’

Philadelphia, Pa. — Karen Dale, executive director of AmeriHealth District of Columbia, a Medicaid managed care organization serving members in the District of Columbia, will emphasize the importance of expanding primary care to women’s...

Chain Links, Family and Community Residents Walked for Fitness

“Twilight Family Health & Wellness Walk” was the theme of a recent fitness walk at Hains Point Park, Washington, D.C., attended by over 300 Links members, families, friends and community members. The successful walk...

Duke University Appoints Chancellor for Health Affairs

Dr. A. Eugene Washington, 64, has been appointed chancellor for health affairs at Duke University, as well as president and CEO of the University’s Health System, the university recently announced. Dr. Washington will assume his...

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...

Ask Your Pharmacist–15

There is a message on your phone from your drug store notifying you that your prescription is ready for pick- up! This is a surprise to you since you had not requested a prescription...

Going Vegetarian in Baltimore and D.C.

As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries, but over time these practices have grown to new proportions....

“My Sister’s Keeper” Launched at Howard University & Spelman College

Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program is intended to provide information on a variety...

Black Leaders and Organizers Address Black Youth and Mental Health

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Just a couple weeks shy of National Mental Health Month, a young Black boy took his life due to bullying. Nigel Shelby’s story may have taken some people...
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