Mandela’s granddaughter joins health foundation as ambassador

Global Access to Cancer Care Foundation ( announced today that Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, South African writer and activist, Zoleka Mandela, is joining the global medical humanitarian organization as an ambassador.

COMMENTARY: Mental Health Awareness Matters

With so much going on in the world today, there are many real-world issues that are in need of our focus.

Neck pain can be a real you-know-what

You may have been called “a pain in the neck” or bothered by someone you consider to be a pain in the neck, but worse than that can be having real pain in the neck.

Racial and low-Income family Healthcare disparities remain

Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance is far below what it was a decade ago.

Health Dept., providers, to improve care for patients with history of criminal justice involvement

The Health Department announced a campaign to educate health care providers on how to care for patients who disclose a history of criminal justice involvement.

A little touch is never too much

From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”

Montefiore Hospital hosts health fair to celebrate 10 years of service

On Saturday, July 20, Montefiore Wakefield Hospital Community members, elected officials and hospital staff gathered to commemorate an incredible 10 years of service.

Eating plastic will make you sick

What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We now have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food.

Black women taking on the fight against diabetes

The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication.

Dr. Patrice Harris sworn-in as the American Medical Association’s first Black female president

In June, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Hydrate well, stay cool to avoid heat-related illness

The human body is cooled naturally when heat escapes from the skin and when sweat evaporates from the skin.

A spin on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles. I’m sure you remember the words to that song which states, “I’m Popeye the ...

Breast cancer is the most imperative health issue Facing African American women

Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more like to DIE of breast cancer than white women.

Mental health stigma still affecting African Americans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health says poverty level affects mental health status and African Americans living below the poverty level are three times more likely to report psychological distress.

It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc.,