African American health issues

It’s National Kidney Month – here’s what you should know about how to keep your kidneys healthy. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE, AND WHY SHOULD AFRICAN AMERICANS BE CONCERNED ABOUT IT? Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney disease, and your chances of having diabetes and high blood […]

September is Childhood Obesity Month, which helps to bring awareness to the increasing number of children who are overweight and obese. Dr. Lisa Ashe works with children who have health problems due to obesity and hopes that more information about the necessity of children’s healthy eating habits will help to stem this dangerous trend. Here’s […]

Sarcoidosis can be devastating and difficult to diagnose, yet it disproportionately African-Americans. It’s the disorder that led to comedian Bernie Mac’s untimely death 9 years ago, though women get it more than men. Dr. Jen Caudle provides more information on this condition. WHAT EXACTLY IS SARCOIDOSIS? Sarcoidosis is a condition that causes inflammation in the […]

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall, O.D., M.S., M.P.H. is professor emeritus of optometry and public health at Indiana University. Prior to retiring from Indiana University in 2013, he was the Indiana University Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Before being named an IU Vice President, Dr. Marshall was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs […]

Warren Moore, the Senior Director of Operations talks about Wal-Mart’s new program, ‘Healthcare Begins Here’, weekend that will bring 1700 Medicare plans to the popular retailer. “Over the last several years, we’ve had insurance agents at our stores, doing Medicare open enrollment to help customers and patients secure the right health care. Our customers told […]

Dr. Adiaha I. A. Spinks-Franklin, MD is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician in the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Spinks-Franklin is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. She joined the Baylor faculty […]

If every one of Dr. Ian Smith’s diets is revolutionary, he told the Tom Joyner Morning Show it’s because he never gives up. Smith is committed to helping people lose weight and take charge of their health. That’s why he started the ‘Shred’ diet and exercise plan and this year, updated it with The Super […]

Dr. Jennifer Caudle is a board-certified family physician who is also an associate professor at Rowan University in New Jersey. Caudle is a well-known medical expert in the Philadelphia area often appearing on CNN, Fox 29  and CBS 3. Caudle wants African-Americans to prioritize mental health and to know the difference between mental health and […]

Widely considered one of the best ways to reduce breast cancer risk, annual mammograms have been called into question by one of the most extensive…

Michelle Obama just turned 50 and she’s looking great. The First Lady is a prime example of how health can help keep you looking and feeling great. With her Let’s Move campaign, Mrs. Obama wants to help all Americans become more aware of the importance of eating healthy and staying fit. This morning she joined […]

Montel Williams is best known as a talk show host during the 17 years from 1991 to 2008 that he hosted his self-titled daytime show. Now, he’s finding a new career as a health activist. When diagnosed with MS in 1999, he was told he would be in a wheelchair in four years. Over a decade […]