Michigan measles outbreak linked to outbreak in New York

Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.

Three Texas Bills Mean Better Health for Black Mothers

Three bills under consideration at the Texas Legislature would help Texas make great strides in reducing maternal health disparity by extending Medicaid benefits for a full year, supporting doula programs and requiring a curriculum on implicit bias and systemic inequities ...

Create a Sweet Easter Treat

This Easter, satisfy guests of all ages with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny.

Houston Black Restaurant Week Set to Kick Off On April 14

It's that time of the year again! Houston's Black Restaurant Week will be in full effect for two weeks from April 14 through April 28 this year. This will be the fourth annual culinary fest where Houstonians will celebrate the ...

Prince Harry and Oprah Are Making a Documentary Series About Mental Health

Britain's Prince Harry is collaborating with Oprah Winfrey on a new television series tackling the issue of mental health. The multi-part documentary series, which will air on the Apple TV platform in 2020, was co-created and produced by the Duke ...

Suffering From Allergies? Here’s a Quick & Easy Natural Solution

Now that the winter is clearing and spring is here, the possibility of allergies and inflammation become more present. BUT there may be a simple and natural way to help alleviate these annoyances, the mushroom.

Texas House Signs Off On Medical Schools for Sam Houston State, University of Houston

The Texas House approved two new medical schools in Texas this week, one at Sam Houston State University and the other at the University of Houston

How to find your max heart rate for exercise

You have your runners on, your FitBit is charged, but now what? When you exercise, your heart and breathing rates increase, delivering greater quantities of oxygen from the lungs to the blood, then to exercising muscles.

Ingredient in whitening strips is harmful to deep layer of teeth, research says

Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, may be harmful to the layer under the enamel of teeth, according to research presented Tuesday at a scientific meeting.

Sisters Network® Inc. to Host 9th Annual National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run

Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI), the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States today announced over 5,000 participants are expected to walk/run on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., at the 9th Annual Stop the ...

African-Americans More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia

African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new Rutgers study.

Is Breast Cancer everybody's business?

My fight against breast cancer began in 1986 when my sister, Mabel was airlifted to a London hospital for an expensive surgery that could not save her dear life–she died of metastatic breast cancer.

7 Unsuspecting Daily Habits That Could Lead to Kidney Failure

Our kidneys are one of our hardest working organs and often have to endure tough conditions to keep our system clean. Sometimes, we can unknowingly make it doubly challenging to rid our bodies of toxins. Here are a few common ...

Warm Up with Sweet and Savory Comfort Food

If chocolate for dinner sounds too good to be true, it’s because chocolate is usually associated with decadent desserts. However, it can also take comfort food to a whole new level when paired with savory ingredients like red meat.

Breaking: How HIV Is Being Used to ‘Cure’ Sickle Cell Disease

60 Minutes recently reported on a gene therapy trial that may be a cure for patients living with the bone-crushing pain of sickle cell disease. Gene therapy locates and fixes the genes responsible for different diseases.