The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities reports the following dreadful statistics: the infant death rate among African Americans is more than double that of whites. Heart disease death rates are more than 4 ...
Posted Thursday, January 22nd 2009 at 10:25PM
Taking a walk instead of turning on the TV may help African-American women lower their risk of type 2 diabetes, a large study suggests.
Researchers found that among more than 45,000 African-American women they followed for a decade, those who said ...
Posted Thursday, December 18th 2008 at 3:35PM
It's become widely known that major health disparities exist among the nation's minority communities, including higher rates of certain cancers, high blood pressure and diabetes, and poorer access to medical insurance and disease screenings.
Yet w ...
Posted Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 2:39PM
How should we live, and how should we die? Finding grace in life and death is an eternal quest for us all.
Finding Grace on a Less Traveled Road is both an autobiography, and a biography. It is a book that takes the reader on a journey through the ...
Posted Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 2:35PM
Affordable health insurance is undoubtedly one of the most talked about subjects of 2008. In a bad economy that is often referred to as a recession, hundreds of thousands of Americans have found themselves unemployed and without the proper health cov ...
Posted Sunday, December 7th 2008 at 2:28AM
Can you change the face of medicine? The need for more African American, Latino/a, and Native American doctors is becoming an increasing concern. Today, while these groups make up 28 percent of the population, they only account for 14 percent of U.S. ...
Posted Tuesday, December 2nd 2008 at 1:48AM
It's been 14 years since Gloria Manamela learned she was HIV?positive. It was a shocking discovery that left her angry, scared and depressed.
Living in Pittsburgh at the time, Manamela contracted HIV in 1994 after having unprotected sex with a man ...
Posted Monday, December 1st 2008 at 1:27PM
Of the more than one million people in the United States who are living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half are African American. On Monday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.*, World AIDS Day, BET shines a bright light on these alarming statistics by dedicating a full ...
Posted Wednesday, November 26th 2008 at 4:05PM
A South Florida college student killed himself by overdosing on drugs in front of a live online audience as some computer users egged him on, some debated his method, and others tried to talk him out of it.
Abraham Biggs, 19, of Pembroke Pines, di ...
Posted Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 2:12PM
Older African Americans more likely to rate their health as poor compared with older white Americans, even though when the two groups "are functioning extremely well, new research suggests.
In a group of healthy Medicare-eligible patients in their ...
Posted Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 2:09PM
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will present its Conference on Health Disparities on January 30-31, 2009 at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. This conference is part of the NABJ Media Institute's professional development p ...
Posted Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 2:05PM
Partners in Development (PID) in Alexandria, Virginia has launched the PFA Philanthropist Program, a new initiative where for as little as $25, visitors can become PFA Philanthropists when they make a donation to the Partners for Africa Fund. The Fun ...
Posted Friday, November 14th 2008 at 7:19PM
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) would like to congratulate President-elect Barack Obama on his inspirational and historic win. NAHSE is a 501 c(3) non-profit association of Black and minority healthcare executives found ...
Posted Sunday, November 9th 2008 at 5:31PM
Obesity has been declared a national epidemic in America. What was once considered an issue among adults has sadly transcended to our youth. African-Americans have the highest obesity rates (fat determined by a high Body M ...
Posted Sunday, November 9th 2008 at 5:28PM
More than 100 ethnic physicians and physicians who work with minority populations recently discussed a range of health care issues at the 2008 Ethnic Physicians Leadership Summit held in Anaheim, Calif., New America Media reports. The two-day confere ...
Posted Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:30PM
Black patients with heart disease are only half as likely as white patients to receive treatment for depression, says a Duke University Medical Center study.
"This is an important finding because we know that depression is associated with a 2- to ...
Posted Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:29PM
As black voters head to the polls in record numbers this election season, health care is a top issue influencing their votes for President of the United States. With this in mind, Black Health Magazine released today a Presidential Report Card that s ...
Posted Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:27PM
Curtis' Executive Vice President, Circulation, Dennis F. Porti has announced that Curtis Circulation Company, LLC will launch BLACK HEALTH (01124) nationally and internationally, published by Household Publishing & Enterprises, Inc. on November 4, 20 ...
Posted Tuesday, October 7th 2008 at 12:39AM
Barbara L. Thomas, president & CEO of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA), received the 2008 Award of Excellence in Cultural Diversity and Enrichment Leadership from the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) at its Illinois "Ce ...
Posted Friday, October 3rd 2008 at 1:08PM
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time for all consumers to reconsider their oral health habits, and to consider enhancing their smiles through cosmetic dentistry by visiting their dentist.
Today's dental hygienists no longer solely clea ...
Posted Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 8:13PM
oday African American leaders in California called on the tobacco industry to stop targeting their community with the promotion of menthol cigarettes and deceptive advertising. Menthol cigarettes are not more toxic than regular cigarettes, but the mi ...
Posted Friday, September 26th 2008 at 2:12AM
On Sunday, October 19th, thousands of individuals will participate in the largest and most visible AIDS charity fundraising event in the southeast. AIDS Walk Atlanta will start at 2:00 PM in Piedmont Park. Donations and sponsorships will benefit thos ...
Posted Thursday, September 25th 2008 at 4:28PM
Woman To Woman OB/GYN, based in the cities of Yonkers, Tarrytown and Riverdale, New York, is celebrating a very important milestone--10 years of providing extraordinary obstetric and gynecological care for women. Founded by visionary Dr. Suzanne Mari ...
Posted Saturday, September 13th 2008 at 6:17PM
Not long ago, the words "suicide" and "African Americans" were almost never mentioned in the same breath. Despite confronting challenges from slavery to Jim Crow to structural racism, blacks rarely took their own lives. It was a positive health dispa ...
Posted Saturday, September 13th 2008 at 6:15PM
The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is taking the novel approach of broadcasting its education and awareness programs on community television stations to reach men in their homes. Beginning in September, which is prostate cancer awareness mo ...
Posted Saturday, September 13th 2008 at 6:10PM