Exercise—key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Getting a jump on razor bumps

A few weeks ago, I went to get a haircut, only to find that the shop was closed and the barber that I had visited for many years was not there.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease should not be self-treated

The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are often dismissed as “just heartburn.”

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 ...

COMMENTARY: Fannie Lou Hamer Died of Untreated Breast Cancer

While Black women get breast cancer at a lower rate than white women, we are 42 percent more likely to die from it.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care appoints new executive director

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the appointment of Nicole Jordan-Martin, MPA, as executive director of NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care, the public health system’s program to deliver services to patients at home and in the community.

Gotta get some selenium

Selenium is known as a trace metal. You only need a small amount to do a giant job in keeping the body in good shape.

School daze are here again

Definition: Daze: A state of being confused, befuddled, overcome. Stunned, stupefied, dumb.

Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?

It’s no secret that African Americans – particularly teens – are committing suicide at record levels

We can’t fix birth in the United States until we confront our sexism, racism and classism

The United States is the only industrialized country in the world where maternal death rates are rising, a fact that finally seems to be permeating the national consciousness.

Be more vocal about asthma

Dr. Deas discusses the dangers of asthma.

Sign a living will, while living well

Today, I would like to introduce you to the Homebody family. Mr and Mrs. Homebody enjoyed the company of two lovely children named affectionately, Brother and Sister.

5 tips to detox before the end of summer

As summer winds down, some people who ditched their New Year’s weight-loss resolutions may re-dedicate themselves to looking good.

Holding on to one’s independence

If you want to experience how difficult it is to get through a day without the use of the thumb and index finger, just immobilize your thumb with a wooden splint.

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.