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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Final push to get Blacks signed up for ACA

With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, grassroots supporters of the mandatory law and federal health officials are rushing to enroll Blacks, other people of color and young people in ...

Black youth now targets of life-threatening epidemic

Striking fear in the hearts of men, even after decades of research and advances, the facts surrounding HIV/AIDS are often engulfed in myths and misconceptions. In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recognized the deadly epidemic ...

Five days to a fitter, healthier you

If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.

Black leaders in health, education honored for outstanding service

Two University of Texas at Arlington graduates will receive the Outstanding African American Alumni Award, the alumni chapter’s highest honor for an alumnae or alumnus, during the 24th Annual African American Alumni Chapter banquet on March 1 at the E.H. ...

Millions could go without health insurance

Though 2014 marks the 50th anniversaries of both the War on Poverty and Civil Rights Act, glaring racial disparities continue permeating the fabric of American society. Stark differences between Blacks and Whites in education, employment, poverty, housing and net worth ...

Not enough Blacks receiving HIV treatment

Even though Blacks get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, more than other groups, health care providers continue to struggle to get Blacks into treatment and keep them there, according to a recent report by the Centers for ...

Empowered: Alicia Keys hosts living with HIV/AIDS chat

Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, Alicia Keys, joined five women who are HIV positive to discuss women in the U.S. with HIV/AIDS in a half-hour conversation that aired on VH1.com on Jan. 19. Their mission was to break the silence ...

African Americans snubbed in youth smoke out

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...

Receding gums: A major issue affecting oral health

Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria.

Millions of Blacks still not covered

As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would help millions of poor Blacks get health insurance coverage.

Health and Human Services continues to push Affordable Care Act enrollment

This January marked a historic month for health care in the United States. Millions of uninsured people are now getting health insurance for the first time.

Labels decoded: Tips for interpreting ingredients

Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it’s often confusing ...

Refuel your muscles, taste buds

When you cool down and towel off after a long workout, you’re not quite done taking care of your body. It’s important to refuel your muscles, too.