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More than 10M enrolled this year under Obama’s health law
June 3, 2015
In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen, is seen in Portland, Ore. More than 10 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama’s law, ... read more »
Study Reveals African Diet Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
May 22, 2015
Consumption of an African diet for only two weeks may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in Nature Communications.    ... read more »
National program unites people to make a health impact on local communities
May 14, 2015
Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of risks for heart disease and stroke in the U.S. For this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association created EmPowered To Serve, ... read more »
Blacks Becoming More Comfortable Discussing Mental Health
May 14, 2015
Terrie Williams, award-winning mental health advocate and author of “Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.” (Courtesy Photo)  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, ... read more »
In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race
April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health disparities that many minorities experience,” stated a recent report by the Urban Institute, ... read more »
Autism, No Longer A Mystery
April 23, 2015
SNN has worked with more than 30,000 children and families and has become South L.A.’s go-to organization for autism advocacy and serving under-served populations, particularly the African American and Latino communities Photos courtesy of Special Needs Network The Special Needs Network is leading the charge in educating and empowering communities on dealing with the disorder in South L.A. ... read more »
Racism and Stress Killing Black Women
April 16, 2015
In focus groups, Black women were more likely to report higher levels of social network distress, a form of psychological distress, that was a result of the stress experiences of family and close friends, ... read more »
Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health
April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode Black women’s physical and mental wellbeing, an emerging body of research finds.   ... read more »
Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings
April 16, 2015
According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket.  ... read more »
New Research Suggests Blacks Have Predisposition to Alcoholism
April 16, 2015
As the nation kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month, new research has come to light. It suggests that in addition to the stigma associated with alcoholism, African Americans suffer from a genetic predisposition to greater negative effects of alcohol consumption. ... read more »
Black Women Endure Menopause Longest
February 26, 2015
(File photo) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, ... read more »
Ten Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight
February 19, 2015
This is a two part article; in this issue we will give you the first 5 reasons. Look, next week, for the second 5 reasons so that you can learn how to live healthier and longer.   ... read more »
Emotional Eating
January 23, 2015
Do you feel anxious, depressed or saddened?  Do you have a lack of interest or often feel empty?   Do these feelings result in you turning to food for support? ... read more »
Jay Jones the Fitness Minister
January 22, 2015
‘Fitness Inspiration Not Intimidation’    Jay Jones believes a mental transformation will lead to a conscious restoration of a better life. (Courtesy photo)    The New Year has started and many of us are on the right track to rebooting our new healthy lifestyles. ... read more »
Running from the Flu? CDU Alum Dr. John Uyanne Explains Infectious Diseases
January 16, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 43 states are having widespread flu activity. That’s up from 36 states last week. This week, ... read more »
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