Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Continue reading October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams has paid for over 500 mammograms for women—because, to him, the issue is personal. Continue reading NFL Football Star Pays For 500 Mammograms to Honor His Mother
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Mama Cax, born Cacsmy Brutus, was given only three weeks to live when she was diagnosed with bone (osteosarcoma) and lung cancer at 14 years old. Continue reading Fearless Amputee Mama Cax Encourages Others to Face Anything
Kareem and Claude became friends while attending Duke University. Both having many family members who passed away from diet-related illnesses or suffered from diabetes, heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses, they often discussed doing something to address this issue. Continue reading The amazing CMO and CEO of Naturade/VeganSmart, a minority owned business
Atlanta-based psychiatrist Patrice A. Harris, MD, is the first black woman to become the American Medical Association’s (AMA) president. When Dr. Harris assumes her role in June this year, she will also be the Association’s first African-American female to hold that office.
Continue reading Making Strides in Health Care—AMA elects its first African-American woman president
The racial health disparity surrounding diabetes is on the rise. According to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, in the U.S. Black adults are almost twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes in comparison to white adults. Continue reading Viola Davis Spreads Awareness About Diabetes Through New Documentary
Healthcare careers can provide the challenge, security, and salary you’re looking for in a role, while also fulfilling your humanitarian side. Continue reading 9 Reasons You Should Be in Health Care
Sports Legends and Father-Son Duo Calvin and Grant Hill will lead The Black History Month Assist Challenge to Raise Money and Awareness about prostate cancer, the disease that affects over four million men in the U.S.
Continue reading The Atlanta Hawks And Prostate Cancer Foundation Team Up To Fight Prostate Cancer
The anxiety of being black, female and at the mercy of the U.S. healthcare system first hit Tina Sacks when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bette Parks Sacks, then in her 50s, intuitively knew something was wrong but, like many African American women, was afraid her doctor would give her the brush-off. Continue reading Why middle-class black women dread the doctor’s office
Here are 5 cyberbullying prevention tips. Number one is The Golden Rule. Continue reading It’s Cool to be Kind: 5 Cyberbullying Prevention Tips
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Services, African-Americans are 20% more likely to experience psychological distress such as depression, suicide, PTSD and anxiety than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Continue reading How This Psychologist Is Making Therapy More Accessible For Black Millennial Women
Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off on Monday. Continue reading October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What to know about the latest developments in breast cancer research, treatment and prevention