Healthy Living

Have a “Get Well Wednesday” question? Text it to “646464” (OHOHOH). Theresa Lou Bowick knows all about diet and exercise. Now fit and trim, Bowick was once 5-foot-7 and 236 pounds. She eventually lost 75 pounds and kept it off with the help of Weight Watchers, but it was an unusual experience that inspired her […]

White Correspondent April Ryan talks with actor and humanitarian Wendell Pierce about his new “fresh and wholesome” grocery store named Sterling Farms.

NEW YORK (AP) — Add cranked-up earphones to the list of health dangers Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s administration wants New Yorkers to avoid. The city Health Department said Wednesday it plans to warn young people that they risk hearing loss from listening to personal music players at high volume. The agency says it hasn’t finalized the […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain. The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties — many […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup. All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for African-American women: finding creative ways to combat the obesity epidemic that threatens […]

Media portrayals of families tend to show them either highly dysfunctional or unrealistically perfect. Of course, neither is generally accurate in terms of showing normal,…