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Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

Providers for people with disabilities will be exempt from a new U.S. Department of Labor mandate that would have potentially hindered their services for the people who rely on them.

Lower Risk of Obesity, Diabetes for Black Male Descendants of West Africa

While obesity affects people of every ethnic group in the United States, black male descendants from West Africa may have a relatively lower risk of being overweight, obese and diabetic, a new study from the University of Alabama and the ...

New Mosquito Repellant Can Prevent Zika, Makers Claim

A new certified organic mosquito-repellant spray can now be used to prevent the Zika virus, its developers claim.

Hepatitis C Now a Leading Cause of Death

Medical experts say as many as 5 million people in the United States have hepatitis C, and as many as half of those who are infected aren't even aware they have the disease.

Millions Will Go to Lupus Research

A few weeks ago, a House subcommittee approved $5 million toward a lupus medical research program just in time for Lupus Awareness Month. The program got approved May 11 by the House of Representatives Defense Appropriations Subcommittee as part of ...

High-Tech Mosquitoes Could Combat Zika Virus

Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus.

Church Attendance Could Lengthen Lifespan: Study

While many Americans regularly attend church because it keeps them grounded and provides spiritual guidance, a new study suggests that it may also help increase their lifespan.

VA Program Helps Stroke Patients Recover

Recovering from a major stroke is no easy task. But connecting with a rehabilitation facility can make that fight a lot less daunting.

Lupus' Disproportionate Impact on Women of Color Must Be Known

For far too long, many Americans have remained unaware that more than 1.5 million people, mostly women, are affected by lupus, and that it is the leading cause of kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease.

Anti-Zika Kits Distributed in D.C.

With the onset of mosquito season drawing near, D.C. health officials in spent part of the weekend distributing 1,400 free Zika prevention kits in all eight wards of the city.

Black Cardiologist Group Announces New President, Board Chair

The Association of Black Cardiologists, an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, has elected Felix Sogade as chair of its board of directors and Barbara Hutchinson as president.

Black Press Columnist Recovers from Stroke

Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Water in D.C. Schools Tested for Contaminants

There remain serious concerns about the drinking water in Washington, D.C., schools, and several officials are pressing for action to prevent a Flint, Michigan-like disaster here.

8 Ways to Help Someone With Depression

When one struggles with anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses, their loved ones fight the battle with them. For many, they don't know how to help or where to start.

Alzheimer's: What Are the Signs, Solutions?

The Alzheimer's Association recently released its disease facts and figures report highlighting the disproportionate impact of the disease on Blacks and Latinos. And the news is not promising.