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
A healthful diet can reduce risk for disease and increase longevity
Good nutrition plays an important role in how well you age. Eating a healthful diet helps keep your body strong and can help reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis. Continue reading This Geriatrician Says To Do These 5 Things to Live Longer
Choosing a health insurance plan can be complicated. Knowing just a few things before you compare plans can make it simpler. Continue reading 3 Things to Know Before You Pick a Health Insurance Plan
Fund in memory of Stuart Scott focuses on poor survival rates among African-Americans Continue reading The V Foundation is helping fund cancer research in the black community
We may know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean we are taking it to heart and having a hearty breakfast. In fact, although 97 percent of Americans agree breakfast is the most important meal of the day, only 44 percent eat it every day. Continue reading Why Aren’t More People Eating Breakfast?