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June 24, 2019

Melanin Doesn’t Mean Ditch the Sunscreen

For those who think their skin color exempts them from having to worry about sun protection, dermatologists have a message: Damaging UV rays can penetrate all […]
May 28, 2019

Black Men and Diabetes

African Americans have a 50% chance of developing diabetes, but most black men pay little heed to the warnings — and pay the price. Fortunately, type […]
May 21, 2019

Nearly 1 out of every 5 United States adults experiences a mental health issue each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Despite […]
May 14, 2019

High Blood Pressure

For African-Americans, high blood pressure often develops early in life The prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) in African-Americans in the United States is […]
May 7, 2019

The Relation Between Allergies and Asthma

Do Allergies Cause Asthma? Allergies don’t cause asthma. But kids who have allergies, or a family history of allergies, are more likely to get asthma than […]
April 23, 2019

Self Care – It’s Just That Simple

Taking Care Of Yourself To be able to care for the people you love, you must first take care of yourself. It’s like the advice we’re […]
April 16, 2019

Communicating with Your Primary Care Physician

Your grandmother probably remembers how the doctor used to make house calls, or how she could go into the office and talk to him (and in […]
April 9, 2019

Follow Your Gut: The Importance of Gut Health

Why is gut health so important? And what are the best foods for gut health? Get answers so you can heal your gut, stay regular, and […]
April 2, 2019

Health Disparities and Stress

Stress is the physiological demand placed on the body when one must adapt, cope or adjust (Nevid & Rathus, 2003). It can be healthful and essential […]
March 26, 2019

New Blood Test is Better Predictor of Prostate Cancer Risk

A new test can measure specific proteins in the bloodstream to determine whether they’re cancer-related. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, […]
March 19, 2019

A Basis for Health

You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and […]
March 12, 2019

Don’t Ignore Your Allergies

With allergic rhinitis, the pollen in the air made for a less-than-pleasant season paired with not only beautiful, blossoming flowers, but also sneezing, headaches, and coughing. […]
February 25, 2019

Academic Programs Aim to Close Diversity Gap in Medicine

Blacks and Latinos make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, but only 10.3 percent of medical school graduates, a number that hasn’t changed […]
February 12, 2019

Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands: Health Tips for African-Americans

You don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods or start training for a big race to improve your health. Over time, small changes […]
January 15, 2019

Having a Black Doctor Led Black Men to Receive More Effective Care

In the U.S., racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of chronic disease, obesity, and premature death than white people. Black patients in particular have among […]
December 24, 2018

Asthmatic? Prepare for Winter the Right Way

If there was a way to magically skip winter altogether, with all of its snow and cold air, there’s no doubt asthma sufferers would be the […]
December 13, 2018

Mental Health: Is it Taboo in the African American Community?

African American communities across the United States are more culturally diverse now than in any other time in history, with increasing numbers of immigrants from African […]
December 6, 2018

How to Select Your Doctor

The health care system is getting increasingly more impersonal so you will have to take charge of your own health structure. Here are some inside tips […]
December 5, 2018

Health Tips to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast cancer. Just reading those words can make many women worry. And that’s natural. Nearly everyone knows someone touched by the disease. But there is a […]
November 21, 2018

Flu Myths Debunked

If you’ve ever had the flu, you know how sick you can be. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you […]
November 7, 2018

The Flu: Potentially Fatal

Latasha Haynes was 34 when she almost died of the flu last year. What started as a little coughing and fatigue ended with two blood transfusions […]
November 7, 2018

What You Didn’t Know About the Flu

We are in the midst of the worst flu season in 10 years, with almost every state in the union reporting widespread outbreaks. Yet with all […]
October 2, 2018

Discrimination in America’s Health System

A patient of mine recently shared a story with me about her visit to an area emergency room a few years ago.* She had a painful […]
October 2, 2018
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Residents of ‘Black ZIP Codes’ Can’t Breathe

Your location determines your risk of asthma more than any other factor, new research finds Asthma is a lifelong affliction—crippling and expensive to manage. But it […]
October 2, 2018

Black Health: Your Greatest Wealth

One of the prevailing views on the disparities between whites and blacks in terms of medical care and mortality is that people of color suffer from […]
September 25, 2018

Obesity in African American Children

African American children and adolescents are more likely to be overweight and obese than their White peers. The Findings: African American youths are at higher risk […]
September 25, 2018

Prostate Cancer: The Second Leading Cause of Death in African American Men

African American men are at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer over white men and other men of color. One in six African American men […]
September 25, 2018

Put Down The Fried Foods – How Cholesterol is Affecting the African American Community

Why do African-Americans have increased cholesterol levels? There is a well-established difference in cholesterol levels between Americans of European and African descent. In particular African Americans […]
June 14, 2018

World Sickle Cell Day 2018

African-American Community- how to support Fundraising for Sickle-Cell-Disease Research for the CURE June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day, but you don’t have to wait until […]
June 14, 2018

4 Ways To Prevent A Deadly Stroke

African American And High-Risk? 4 Ways To Prevent A Deadly Stroke African Americans are twice as likely to die from a stroke, and their risk of […]
June 14, 2018
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Hard to close the racial health gap

Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US? The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap […]
June 14, 2018
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Shorter Hep C treatment for Blacks

Hepatitis C treatment in black patients: Longer isn’t better A shorter course of treatment for hepatitis C works just as well as a longer one for […]
June 14, 2018
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It’s Time for Your Social Media Detox

Is it time you went on a social media detox? In today’s world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in […]
June 14, 2018
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5 Ways to Kill Bad Bugs in Your Gut

5 Ways to Kill  Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick “Symptoms Throughout the Body Are Resolved By Treating the Gut” DOCTORS ARE TRAINED […]
June 2, 2018
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10 Health Risks for Black Men

  You’re not invincible If you take better care of your car or favorite gadget than your body, you aren’t alone. According to the Men’s Health […]
May 16, 2018

Red Wine Linked to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

An in-depth analysis finds that drinking white wine may slightly elevate the risk, while red wine reduces it Researchers analyzing data from more than 600,000 men […]
May 2, 2018

Barbershop-based healthcare lowers high blood pressure

Barbershop-based healthcare study successfully lowers high blood pressure in African-American men Nearly 64 percent reduced their blood pressure to healthy levels after barbers promoted follow-up with […]
May 2, 2018
African American Mothers

Black mothers are dying: the toll of racism on maternal health

The recent, high-profile death of Erica Garner, a 27-year-old African-American mother of two — one of them a 4-month-old infant — is a tragic example of how […]
May 2, 2018

Yes, African-American Get Skin Cancer TOO!

People who have dark skin tones often believe they’re not at risk for skin cancer, but that is a dangerous misconception, says dermatologist Maritza I. Perez, […]
May 2, 2018

Impact of Oil Industry Pollution On African-American Health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as […]
April 5, 2018

Adult Obesity in the US: Obesity Problems Affecting the African American Community

Introduction Food happens to be one enjoyable aspect in every culture. It brings people together and closer than ever, but it can also cause major issues […]
April 5, 2018

African-American Death Rate Drops 25 Percent

The death rate for African-Americans (blacks) declined 25 percent from 1999 to 2015, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report released today. But disparities still […]
April 3, 2018

National Minority Health Month

“Without health and long life, all else fails.” – Dr. Booker T. Washington Recognizing that health is the key to progress and equity in all other […]
April 3, 2018

Is the Keto Diet Better Than a Regular Diet

Is the Keto Diet Better Than a Regular Diet, Even with Exercise? Written by Elizabeth Pratt Researchers say the ketogenic diet does a better job controlling […]
April 3, 2018

Wendy Williams Has It… So What Is Graves’ Disease?

The talk show host is taking a three-week hiatus from her job while she’s treated. Without proper treatment, the ailment can cause serious health problems. Graves’ […]
April 3, 2018

Tricks & Tips to Resolve Common Sleep Problems

By Dr. Mercola The importance of sleep is widely ignored and the cost rarely considered, even though it includes everything from reduced work productivity and increased […]
April 3, 2018

Diabetes in African-Americans — How to Lower Your Risk

Various factors put African-Americans at greater risk for type 2 diabetes and its related complications, studies suggest. Here’s what researchers know about the underlying causes and […]
April 3, 2018

Air Pollution Can Sabotage Your Walk

Air Pollution Can Sabotage Your Walk Walking is great for your health, but new research has found that dirty air can cancel out the benefits of […]