While rap music is a relatively young genre and typically associated with young people, Kurtis Blow’s grave condition was shining a light on the health issues that aging rappers were increasingly facing.

A new study adds urgency for the need of Black folks to quit smoking.


February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month. Not all patients with heart disease are treated equally.

Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook hope to end treatable disease-related deaths among Blacks through clean and healthy eating.

Auntie Fee, died this week via the number one way to die in America. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, half of black women age 20 and over have heart disease and only a third of us know this is our greatest health risk.

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America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so that we can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attacks. Dr. Ro, who teamed up with the Make Your Move Across America campaign, told Martin that “74 […]

According to the CDC, black women are at least 50 percent more likely than white women to die of heart disease or stroke prematurely. And according to the American Heart Association, even though heart disease is the number one killer of woman, many women don’t know the signs that they’re experiencing heart trouble. In fact, […]

You love your family (and yourself) and you want everybody to be healthy. Thankfully, there are many different things you can do to help them achieve that goal, including encouraging more water, more produce and less junk food. However, there’s another hidden ingredient in the American diet that has gotten way out of control in […]

You’ve probably already heard that a healthy diet can help reduce a host of diseases and conditions, as well as help improve how your body looks and performs. But now, a new study is singling out one food group in particular as the one that can really help save your life. But…there’s a catch. According […]

You know all the brutally cold weather that we’ve all been suffering through (and in many cases, still are)? According to HealthDay, a new study has revealed that low temps don’t just cause dry skin and cabin fever. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease  claim that cholesterol levels actually […]

Millions of Americans, including middle-aged and older Americans, have a very protein-rich diet. But now, new studies have found something very interesting – while this type of diet may shorten the life spans of people who are middle-aged, the very same diet may help extend an older person’s life. “The research shows that a low-protein […]

Oxford University researchers have found that a commonly used heart disease drug may have an subconscious affect on altering racist attitudes. SEE ALSO: FDA Issues Skin Bleaching Warning In a test of volunteers who took the beta-blocker propranolol, results showed that were less racially biased than subjects who took a placebo. Two groups of 18 […]