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
Taraji P. Hensonis on a mission. In hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in African-American communities, the actress just launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father. The organization will provide scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offer mental health services to youth in urban schools and work to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women.
Continue reading Taraji P. Henson Creates Foundation to Honor Her Late Father Who Battled Mental Health Issues
Actress and breast cancer survivor Vanessa Bell Calloway lends her voice to public service announcements Continue reading Know Your Girls campaign encourages black women to understand breast cancer risks
In life, Virginia-born Henrietta Lacks did not aspire to international renown—she didn’t have the luxury. The great-great-granddaughter of a slave, Lacks was left motherless at a young age and deposited at her grandpa’s log cabin by a father who felt unfit to raise her. Never a woman of great means, Lacks wound up marrying a cousin she had grown up with and tending to their children—one of whom was developmentally impaired—while he served the 1940s war effort as a Bethlehem steelworker. Continue reading Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture
New CVS Health initiative seeks to solve one of the nation’s most pressing problems and a major source of consumer financial worry. Continue reading CVS Health Fights Back on High Cost Drugs by Launching Industry’s Most Comprehensive Approach to Saving Patients Money
By Joseph Hammond, Urban News Service
When Pat Raynor developed cataracts she hoped her optometrist would simply refer her to a qualified eye surgeon. But the 65-year old Virginia woman said the optometrist who handled her routine eye exams seemed more interested in business than medicine. He pressured her to accept a form of care known as co-management in which he – rather than the surgeon – would handle post-operative checkups.
Continue reading African-Americans at risk from unusual optometry practice