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.

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.