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As the holidays approach, the Obama administration has drummed up its efforts to educate the public on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through press calls, a strong push in social media, and other methods, the Health Department has been dedicated in demystifying the the ACA and encouraging the use of the Health […]

Most men just don’t like to go to the doctor. Though this habit, all by itself, is hurting black men, there’s an even more dangerous…

Oxytocin has long been deemed “the love hormone,” after its important role in social bonding has been documented. But now, researchers have performed a new…

The weather outside is frightful, but your diet doesn’t have to be. Soup is a great healthy way to fill up without bulking up –…

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Janna Andrews and singer Kelly Price about breast cancer’s impact on Black women. White women are more likely to get a diagnosis, but the disease is more likely to end in death for Black women — 41 percent more likely, according to the CDC, said Andrews. “When black women are getting […]

Community Heroes: an in-depth series on the lives and impact of people giving back to our global communities. Nana Eyeson Akiwowo Age: 36 Place of Residence: New York, N.Y. Why she is a Community Hero: Akiwowo helps to provide adequate health care in her parents’ homeland of Ghana via her African Health Now NGO. Although Nana […]

The Incredible Hulk-ette: Day 16 Ingredients Granny Smith Apple- 1 medium Kiwi- 1 Cucumber- 1 medium Directions Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or…

As you wrap up your Christmas shopping don’t forget that “fit girl” on your list! Not sure what to get her yet? I do! As…

The benefits of exercise with regards to weight loss does not affect Black girls in the way that it does their White counterparts, according to research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. RELATED: Watch Out! Gonorrhea May Be Untreatable Soon Study investigators reviewed the exercise levels and caloric intakes of 1,148 12-year-olds.  After two […]

Residents in the Antelope Valley region, an area located in northern Los Angeles County, face higher mortality rates than others in their county, and doctors speculate that African-American residents of the High Desert area are facing shorter life expectancy rates due to several outside factors, reports the Los Angeles Times. SEE ALSO: 500K Unemployed May […]

College-age African-American women may have a tougher time clearing their bodies of human papillomavirus (HPV) and have more abnormal Pap test results than their European-American counterparts, a recent study reports. SEE ALSO: Does Obamacare Have A Supreme Court Swing Vote? Watch Ann Coulter And Van Jones Spar Over Health Care Lead researcher Kim E. Creek, […]

If you’ve been wondering how to live a healthier lifestyle, Michelle Obama may be able to give you some tips. The First Lady called in to the “Russ Parr Morning Show” on Tuesday to chat about obesity in our community as well as dish on President Barack Obama‘s favorite soul food. SEE ALSO: Can Oprah […]