www.statnews.com By DAVID R. WILLIAMS and FITZHUGH MULLAN   Plenty of rivers flow from the Black Lives Matter movement. Criminal and economic justice are the most obvious of these. Here’s one that hardly touches the public consciousness but that also matters: Our...
www.healthyway.com BY HEATHER VECCHIONI    It's estimated that there are more than 7 million undiagnosed cases of diabetes in the United States. These are some of the symptoms women should look out for. Hold on to your pancreas: Did you know that if...
www.blackdoctor.org   Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks the healthy tissues inside of your body. Unlike HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) where the immune system is underactive, lupus causes your immune system to be overactive. When your immune system is working at...
www.blackdoctor.org Each month, women in their reproductive years are thrown off track by their menstrual cycle. While few maintain normal activity, at least 75 percent “of women with regular menstrual cycles report unpleasant physical or psychological symptoms premenstrually,” the MGH...
www.nami.org     Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn't always easy. There's no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if...
www.webmd.com By Daniel J. DeNoon Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans.Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming...
www.washingtonpost.com By Ben Guarino   This article has been updated. The flooding from Hurricane Harvey, which has wreaked havoc in Texas, is both catastrophic and historic. The reported death toll rose to at least 16 Tuesday, and officials were projecting that as many as...
www.thinkpress.org  By Alex Zielinski From police brutality to health care gaps, there are countless forms of systemic violence that impact black communities. But there’s one quieter, overlooked threat that’s begun to have a deadly impact on black children: mental health stigma. The rate...
By Eagle Newswire     Meashalik Knox and Melissa Williams are making history as owners of the first Sultana Steam Peristeam Hydrotherapy franchise location in the country. Sultana Steam’s company headquarters located in Texas was founded by Oral Roberts University (O.R.U) alumni,...
www.healthcentral.com By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN / @lisanelsonrd      Having a family history of heart attack or stroke may increase your risk for the same health problems. Try to find out about your family history so you can take steps to avoid both heart disease...