Barbershop study trimmed black men's hair and blood pressure

Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.

Food stamp administrators worry about food box proposal

Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern.

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

New Jersey's new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the issue.

Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.

Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die.

Avoid these lifestyle choices and lower your risk for heart disease

Your lifestyle choices can increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack. To reduce your risk, your doctor may recommend changes to your lifestyle. The good news is that healthy behaviors can lower your risk for heart disease.

New Jersey could be first state to ban menthol cigarettes

New Jersey could soon become the first state to outlaw the sale of menthol cigarettes.

Flu widespread across US for third straight week

Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company.

'Obamacare' sign-up tally reaches 8.7M

More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced "a disaster" exceeded expectations.

Cold Versus Flu

The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses.

Black Faith Leaders Encourage Their Flocks to Sign Up for Obamacare

Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15.

Q&A: Tax bill impacts on health law coverage and Medicare

The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time.

Murphy vows to help residents sign up for 'Obamacare'

Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said Wednesday that his administration will be much more aggressive helping New Jersey residents sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

You better watch your mouth: Dental care in the black community

Julianne Malveaux talks about dental care and Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s new bill, the Action for Dental Health Act.

Who's at risk for diabetes?

Here's how you find out if you are at risk for diabetes.