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Gout is no holiday

The holiday season comes with little indulgences. But when you have gout, you must be smart to make sure those little indulgences do not turn into big flare-ups. If the joint of your big toe is hot, swollen, red and ...

National grief study to help military families manage loss of loved ones

Military family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in a duty-related death often describe continued challenges with bereavement long after the death of their loved one. As a result, experts at the Uniformed Services University have ...

Michelle Obama’s revelation of IVF

In her just-released book, Michelle Obama made public, for the first time, that she used in vitro fertilization to have both her daughters. Obama, at 34 years old, experienced something many women and couples have a hard time discussing: infertility.

Falls in the elderly

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone.

Resisting candy binges

By the time you read this column, you’re either preparing for Halloween, or you’re looking at the piles of candy you weren’t able to give out or the bounty of the young Trick-or-Treaters in your household.

Parkland specialists offer tips to prevent health care-associated infections

In health care settings, infections have always been a problem for patients and medical providers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on any given day, one in every 25 hospital patients is treated for a healthcare-associated infection ...

Chemotherapy for cancer

The very thought of having chemotherapy frightens many people. But knowing what chemotherapy is, how it works and what to expect can often help calm their fears. It can also give them a better sense of control over their cancer ...

Health concerns linger after hurricane passes

All of us, at any given time, can find ourselves in the path of a hurricane, or have loved ones who are affected.

Digestive issues in children

Hearing a child say “my tummy hurts” can strike fear into the heart of a parent. Stomachaches in children can come and go, but frequent tummy troubles may need medical attention.

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 ...

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