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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.

Children and the opioid crisis

President Trump’s announcement yesterday reminded us all that the opioid crisis is a public health emergency, but in fact it is also a national emergency and we must do so much more.

Congress is holding CHIP and children hostage

Dr. Lanre Falusi knows firsthand the anxiety families face when the future of their child’s health insurance is in jeopardy.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.

American Cancer Society recommendations for prostate cancer early detection

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that men have a chance to make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. The decision should be made after getting information about the uncertainties, ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness

The prostate is a walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine ...

This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained.

McCain’s brain cancer draws renewed attention to possible Agent Orange connection

When Amy Jones’ dad, Paul, was diagnosed with glioblastoma last month, she wondered whether it might be tied to his time in Vietnam.

Booker and Menendez fight against health care vote

In an effort to promote and perhaps save President Obama's signature health care law—New Jersey's top Democratic legislators are denounced the Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it.

High-prescription drug prices hurt the black community

Nearly a decade ago, Clinton Crawley, a Baltimore resident and one of my constituents, was diagnosed with diabetes. Clinton has done everything his doctors asked—he eats well, he exercises and he takes his medication. Although Clinton has employer-sponsored health insurance, ...

Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

Ask Dr. Kevin is a new feature brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease.

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