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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.

Are you getting enough sleep?

How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get the night before. If sleepiness interferes with your daily activities, more sleep each night will improve the quality of your waking hours.

Improve your health through physical activity

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening.

It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.

November is National Diabetes Month. Make it your time to take charge of your type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a longer, healthier life.

Could you have prediabetes?

A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart ...

Smoking and Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Most of the food a person eats is turned into glucose (a kind of sugar) for the body’s cells to use for energy. The pancreas, ...

Why Increasing Diversity in Healthcare is Essential for the Black Community

Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day.

Breast Cancer Survivors tell their story

On a summer morning in August 2007, Naomi Francisco’s life changed.

Managing pain and opioid addiction in the Black community

As America grapples with prescription opioid addiction, an epidemic shattering communities across our nation, healthcare providers face a challenging question: How can we help patients treat and manage their pain while reducing the risk of addiction?

Taking a close look at Black mental health

Good physical and mental health helps drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges – from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues – the African-American ...

Sorority aims to reduce drowning deaths in Black community

The women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority are on a mission: no rest until the cycle of death by drowning in the Black community is broken.

Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

A new study, jointly led by the University of Southampton and King’s College London, has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Are You Keeping Your Child’s Mouth Healthy?

The University of Alabama of Birmingham School of Dentistry Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Stephen Mitchell, DMD, says parents can take an active role in the oral health of their children.

Your Child’s Dental Health: A Timeline

As our children grow, so do their teeth. Kids will often experience excitement (and some anxiety) when their first baby tooth begins to wiggle and eventually falls out.

Ghana’s FDA bans skin-bleaching chemical over cancer concerns

Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority is set to ban the skin-bleaching agent hydroquinone later this summer.