Our Mission is the all-important primary destination that redefines Black health. We aim to be your trusted, daily resource for healthier, happier living, and your daily medicine…for life. A Powerful Resource for Black Health is the world’s largest and most comprehensive online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans. As much as we’d love for healthcare to be one-size-fits-all, the reality is that this is not the case – today’s Black community has higher incidences of just about every major disease and condition out there, as well as shorter life spans. understands that the uniqueness of Black culture – our heritage and our traditions – plays a role in our health. We also understand that there’s a lot of mistrust of the healthcare system. That mistrust, combined with all the contradictory information in the media today, makes it difficult to truly feel in control of your health, and your life. But gives you access to innovative new approaches to the health information you need in everyday language – so you can break through the disparities, gain control and live your life to its fullest. Guided by the leading physicians, provides essential, but difficult to find, health resources for you and your family, including free referrals to the top Black physicians and health articles that focus on both culturally accurate content and general health topics. Let us help you see how good it feels to be in control of living a healthier, happier life! What Offers • Health News & Features.Refreshed daily on nearly 100 health channels, with the latest health topics and tips. • Culturally Specific Advertisements. Key treatment and drug offerings that cater to the specific needs of the Black community. • BDO Find-A-Doctor Search Tool. A searchable directory of qualified black doctors, including primary care physicians, specialists, even dentists. • Community Blogs. Today’s most thought-provoking information from health writers and doctors, all in a fun and engaging format.
Reginald Ware, CEO reg_ware_2The visionary behind BDO is Reginald Ware. Reggie has over 20 years of healthcare marketing experience and has worked with African American doctors the majority of those years. Reggie’s background includes magazine publishing, public relations, website management, television production/sales, sales training and consulting. Reggie is the original founder of Heart & Soul Magazine, which was the first healthy lifestyle magazine for African American women.  In its prime, Heart & Soul touched the lives of over one million African Americans. Heart & Soul was eventually sold to BET and Vanguard Media. During Reggie’s tenure as head of his public relations firm, leading physicians and dentists were featured in major media outlets from Cosmo, Glamour, Vogue, and Essence magazines to the Oprah Winfrey show. Reggie graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Marketing and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Please contact Reggie at [email protected].
Bryana Holcomb, Editor Bryana is a life coach dedicated to empowering all whom she encounters through writing, speaking, and coaching. Her aim is to inspire YOU to be the best version of yourself! Bryana believes that we are all artists and life is a canvas allowing us, the artists, to create it how we envision. As a writer, Bryana is a published author and has written and edited for major print and online publications, with a focus on women’s interests and entertainment. She began her career in publishing as a fashion and music editor for BOLD Magazine in Los Angeles, CA.  Bryana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and continued on to receive her MBA in Management Strategy, and certifications in Life Coaching and Holistic Nutrition. Contact Bryana at [email protected].
Derrick M. Lane, Chief Marketing Officer Derrick Lane is a forward thinker: “those who relish in the beauty of today, while creatively imagining tomorrow’s opportunities.” Mr. Lane has been fascinated by the everyday use of technology from age seven, and married both his passions for technology and advertising together at an advertising agency for six years. Mr. Lane honed his skills at R.J. Dale Advertising & Public Relations as a Senior Account Executive before joining as Marketing Director, then Chief Content Officer and ultimately Chief Marketing Officer. In his current role, Mr. Lane oversees all online and offline marketing efforts, traditional and new media, while forging creative ways to strategically deliver relevant health content in a contemporary, pop-culture society. Mr. Lane also teaches entrepreneurship to youth and adults at various faith-based and community institutions, creates branded networking events, and sits on the board for various organizations. Mr. Lane received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and multiple online marketing certifications from the Online Marketing Institute based in San Diego, CA. Contact Derrick at [email protected]
Awards and Recognition BDO is passionate in its mission to deliver the highest-level of credible and effective healthcare resources. We are proud that others in the healthcare field who are just as passionate have chosen to recognize our efforts through the years, including the proud recipient of multiple awards and honors, including the 2006 Web Award for Health Care Standard of Excellence. BDO enjoys over 1.8 visitors per month, and has been featured in multiple publications across the nation, including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Atlanta Constitution, Dallas News, Self Magazine and Jet Magazine.
Editorial Opportunities & Policy is always looking for talented writers who share in our passion and mission statement. We also invite qualified healthcare professionals with various areas of expertise to contact us concerning topics that they would like to have covered on our website.  Send a comment to our editor at [email protected] Please view our Editorial Policy.
Advertising and Sponsorship Policy requires advertisers and sponsors to provide accurate advertisements that comply with our Advertising and Sponsorship Policy.
Advertising and Syndication Opportunities If you have a website and would like to have our FREE health news from posted on your site, contact [email protected].
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Contact Us If you have a question or some general feedback, we’d love to hear from you. 309 W. Washington Suite 250 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 222-1205 Have a problem with the site, contact customer service at [email protected]
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