Studies Show High Obesity Rates Among Black Children

September opens with both an annual observation of National Childhood Obesity Month, as well as an urgent call by healthcare professionals across the nation to reduce the increase of overweight and obese Black children...

Ask Your Pharmacist–12

Antibiotics are a great thing. They are physicians’, pharmacists’ and patients’ best friend—that is, until they are overused. It’s then that they create “super bugs,” bacteria that become drug resistant and more difficult to...

Why Jarron Johnson Believes ‘Obamacare’ is a Blessing

Before May 22, 2013, Jarron Johnson, 31, had never been seriously sick a day in his life. But this past spring, he happened to be in a car with two friends on their way...

Community Health Centers to Receive Up to $300M in Federal Funding

Reflecting the critical role of the nation’s community health care centers in advancing the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration this week announced the availability of up to $300 million...

Eye Scan Shows Hope In Battle Against Multiple Sclerosis

Medical researchers now say that a simple eye scan could make a big difference in how doctors monitor the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), a nervous system disease. In a new study, published online Jan....

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 Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the infrastructure used to...

Combating Cancer In Young Women Online

Women from the ages of 18 to 50 are the most active group of adult Internet and social media users. And even though women in this age group are less likely to get breast...

Study: Women with Certain Gene Mutations Advised to Remove Ovaries by Age 35

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology recommends that women with certain gene mutations take preventative steps to fight their increased risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. In keeping with...

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...

Newark Will Test 17,000 School Children for Lead Poisoning

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark will test 17,000 children for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water at nearly half of the schools in New Jersey's biggest...

Angela Bassett to Launch Skin Care Line for Women of Darker Skin

Film and TV powerhouse Angela Basset has launched a new skin care line aimed at women of darker skin tones. The Golden Globe Award-winning actress has teamed up with German skin-care specialist Dr. Barbra Sturm...

Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability

The researchers for the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) team aren’t trying to pry into people’s personal lives; they’re merely trying to help slow the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. EARLI,...

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