Despite more attempts, blacks are less successful at quitting smoking than white and Hispanic cigarette smokers. This could possibly be due ... Read More
FACT CHECK: Did You Receive the Right Diagnosis?
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder or “NMOSD,” is a rare, lifelong and debilitating autoimmune disease that is most common among ... Read More
Studies Show Ending Smoking Helps Shield Women from Bladder Cancer
Although Blacks usually smoke fewer cigarettes and start smoking cigarettes at an older age, they are more likely to die from ... Read More
Sickle Cell Disease In The ER: Confronting Barriers To Care
“You’re too pretty to have a disease,” declared the nurse in the emergency department (ED) dismissing Constance Benson’s reports of ... Read More
What Does Healthy Aging Look Like?
Sitting in her favorite reclining chair and looking out the window of her apartment, Marian reflected on over 40 years of living, working, ... Read More
One Man’s Journey To A Rare Disease Diagnosis
Imagine if what you thought were common features of aging were actually signs and symptoms of a life-threatening disease? That’s what ... Read More
Do You Carry A Sickle Cell Trait?
People who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have what’s called sickle cell trait. This means the person won’t have the ... Read More
Sickle Cell 101: What You Need To Know
Sickle cell occurs in about 1 in every 500 African-American births. About 2 million Americans, or 1 in 12 African Americans, carry the ... Read More
Sickle Cell 101: How And When To Seek Help
Do you know how to handle sickle cell emergencies? Can you recognize the symptoms of a sickle cell emergency? What do you know about ... Read More
Sarcoidosis: Once Rare Disease Affects Black Women More
Sheron Williams was 27 years old, attending college full-time, in a theatre production and working two jobs on campus when she was first ... Read More
CDC Awards AT&T $119M Contract To Modernize & Protect Its Networks
AT&T* will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modernize its communications and reduce costs. The ... Read More
Bullying Affects Everyone: What You Need To Know To Prevent & Stop Bullying
Today, youth bullying has become a major public health issue in America. Bullying, a form of youth violence, is defined as any unwanted ... Read More