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Stroke Prevention: Learn Your Numbers

"When I had my stroke, I was well aware that I had hypertension, but I was still not taking my prescribed medication. I was...

The Real Reason Why Black Babies Die Twice As Often As White Babies

The Centers For Disease Control reports that African-American women and their babies are at a higher risk for pregnancy and birth complications, including pre-mature...

Despite Progress, Colorectal Cancer Claims Thousands of Black Lives

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and healthcare professionals...

Researchers Say Eating Like This Can Starve Cancer Cells Out of Your Body

Eating healthy is necessary for overall health, and even to lose weight. Those are good things. But did you know that certain eating habits...

Are Breast Cancer Deaths Declining Among Black Women? Yes, and Here’s Why

Although Black women have a higher rate of getting breast cancer before age 45 and are more likely to die from breast cancer at...