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The Health Benefits of Spirulina

The health benefits of spirulina are so numerous for the body that it should become a staple in everyone's diet for overall health.

Reducing the Risk of HIV by 90 Percent

Here's why Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of HIV is important to Black people: 35 years into this epidemic and with all we know about HIV, we still have alarming rates of new HIV infections in this country.

Study: Sugar Increases Risk of Heart Attack

As the nation recognizes February as American Heart Month, people are encouraged to make wise decisions that lower heart health risks, including cutting back on sugar- and syrup-heavy foods and beverages.

Turmeric: Can It Change Your Life?

From osteoarthritis to depression, cancer to Alzheimer’s, this natural herb is a very effective treatment for these diseases, and so much more.

Blacks More Susceptible to HIV/AIDS

The message for this year's National Black HIV and AIDS Awareness Day remains the same: Get tested.

Blacks Encouraged to Get Tested for HIV/AIDS

As the nation marks the 14th annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, health officials say African-Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by the disease.

Insufficient Sleep a Public Health Epidemic

A number of recent medical studies show the troubling consequences that come along with a lack of sleep, such as diabetes, obesity and irritability.

CVS to Cease Tobacco Sales by October

CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products in its stores nationwide by Oct. 1.

Karen Nichols Named AmeriHealth Caritas' Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Karen Nichols, the newest member of the organization's executive team, will be responsible for the oversight of all AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans' clinical functions which include medical management and clinical quality.

Choosing a Doctor

You and your doctor (primary care provider) share an important relationship. It is focused on your health. So, you need to choose a doctor you're comfortable with. The doctor should also fit your needs. Where do you begin?

A New Year, a New Start

New Year's resolutions seem like a great idea in January, but what about in February, March, and beyond? Here's how to stick with your plan.

NNPA, NABOB Ask U.S. Court to Include Black Press in Tobacco Settlement

The National Newspapers Publishers Association and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters on Friday formally asked the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to have black-owned newspapers and broadcast properties included in the list of required media outlets that ...

Surgeon General's 2014 Report Links Tobacco to Other Diseases

It's been known for decades that smoking can cause cancer. But a report released Friday by the U.S. surgeon general suggests that tobacco consumption may also be linked with a growing list of other diseases such as asthma and tuberculosis.

Good Health Should Be a New Year's Resolution for All African-Americans

Good health should be on minds of everyone, especially African-Americans, at the beginning of this New Year.

Eldercare Experts Find Skype Can Beat Depression Better Than Meds

Experts are looking at alternatives to help seniors overcome depression that include one approach using technology.