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.

Biotech pioneer hopes to heal with honey

Show Kayla Rodriguez a jar of honey, and she will tell you it’s medicine.

Inspira announces intent to partner with DaVita to enhance dialysis services in region

Inspira Health Network recently announced that the network is pursuing a partnership with DaVita HealthCare Partners to enhance and expand dialysis services in South Jersey. Once approved, Inspira would enter into a joint venture acquisition with DaVita to transfer majority ...

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Although scientists are learning more every day, right now, they still do not know what causes Alzheimer’s disease.

Preventing falls among older adults

We all want to protect our older family members and help them stay safe, secure, and independent. Knowing how to reduce the risk of falling, a leading cause of injury, is a step toward this goal.

Safe and healthy travel for seniors

The retirement years can be an exciting time to see the world, and travel is easier and safer than ever before for seniors. With a little planning and some caution, seniors can safely visit almost any destination.

Steps to curb opioid epidemic multiply

The overdose death toll from opioids, both prescription drugs and heroin, has almost quadrupled since 1999. In 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of opioid overdoses, more than half from prescription drugs.