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...

Exercise Affects The Brain

By Black Health Matters Researchers are investigating whether physical activity has beneficial effects on age-related declines in cognitive function. Most people know that regular exercise can keep the body looking and feeling young. What about the...

Healthy Living Depends On Location

By Black Health Matters Did you know that where you live determines how long and how well you’ll live? In news that probably won’t surprise you, folks in the South, regardless of race, and Blacks nationwide...

Parenting Points: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

By Marnita Coleman In sharing with friends about the controversial topic “spare the rod spoil the child,” I’ve found that many of us grew up in an era where “spankings” were the dominant method of...

Pediatricians: Black Children Suffer Significantly from Racism

By The Tri-State Defender Surprise! Racism—that “thing” white people say doesn’t exist—has dire long-term effects on the health of Black children and adolescents, according to a report released by the country’s largest group of pediatricians. The...

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