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Counseling Corner: Talking about drugs is part of being a parent

With the new school year just underway, it’s an excellent time for parents to have a serious discussion with their children. No, not that awkward sex talk but a conversation even more important, one about illicit drugs and the dangers ...

Pancreatic cancer in Blacks

With the new school year just underway, it’s an excellent time for parents to have a serious discussion with their children. No, not that awkward sex talk but a conversation even more important, one about illicit drugs and the dangers ...

Battle scars: Heart tested but not broken

“I’ve been through hell and back,” said WomenHeart Board Chair-elect Rhonda Monroe as she reflected on the critical battle with her health.

Howard University president encourages youth with sickle cell to be fearless

It has been over 100 years since sickle cell disease, a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered in the United States.

Why food borne illness on the rise

Food safety is one of the biggest issues affecting the United States agricultural and food industries today.

Fish may help reduce risk of having preemie

New research funded in part by March of Dimes has found that pregnant women in their first and second trimester with the lowest blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids – the kind found in fish oil – were at ...

Food recalls are becoming more common

Why are we seeing so many food recalls? It seems like every time you look online, some government agency is warning us about a food recall.

Fungal infections and growing antibiotic resistance

Sadly, the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs.

Diabetes help line to assist people seeking solutions to insulin affordability

Starting Aug. 1, a new dedicated help line called the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will assist people who need help paying for their insulin – such as those with lower incomes, the uninsured, and people in the deductible phase of ...

Autoimmune diseases and lupus

More and more, we are all hearing about friends, family, and even celebrities who are “victims” of autoimmune diseases – especially Lupus.

Grilling can be bad for your health

If well-done burgers or charred hotdogs are your thing, you might want to read this:

Patients, health professionals observe World Sickle Cell Day

It’s been 100 years since sickle cell disease, a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered. And, it’s no secret that an alarming number of children and adolescence have died, and the condition remained in the province of pediatrics, according to ...

Neurologist: Don’t forget to water your brain

Our brains and nervous system depend on adequate hydration.

Taking care of seniors in hot weather

We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly ...

Counseling Corner: Learning to see change as a positive force

Life is full of changes. In business, in our families, and in our relationships with friends, nothing ever stays exactly the same.

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