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[DOCTOR'S ORDERS]: The Formerly Incarcerated and the Struggle to be Healthy

by Dr. Aletha Maybank

There is no system that more completely dismantles a person's and a community’s ability to be healthy than the prison system in the United… Read More

Slam Dunk: Lisa Leslie Teams with Allegra to Beat Allergies and Encourage Fitness<br />

Slam Dunk: Lisa Leslie Teams with Allegra to Beat Allergies and Encourage Fitness

by Syreeta Martin

Allegra recently made a slam dunk when the company teamed with NBA legend, model and mom Lisa Leslie to create the Allegra Outdoor… Read More

Settle down: no 'sex superbug' in the US, despite reports

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by #teamEBONY

Reports of a new “sex superbug” threatening the U.S. aren’t true, public health officials say, even as they reiterate… Read More

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“Ms. Merdis Dickerson is a 43-year-old African American female who began experiencing abdominal pain in the spring of 2006… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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[DOCTORS ORDERS] The Quiet Diet: Turn the Volume Down

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by Dr. Aletha Maybank

April 24 marks International Noise Day.  It is a day that draws attention to the hazards of “noisy” environments.  Common noisemakers… Read More

Why Circumcision Lowers Risk of HIV

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by #teamEBONY

Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV… Read More

[DOCTOR’S ORDERS] Beware of Racial Bias in Pediatric Care

[DOCTOR’S ORDERS] Beware of Racial Bias in Pediatric Care

by Dr. Aletha Maybank

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed to… Read More

Blacks With Certain Gene Twice as Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

Blacks With Certain Gene Twice as Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

by The Grio

African-Americans with a particular gene are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in old age as those without it… Read More

Breastfeeding is good for you, study says.

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease

by #teamEBONY

Women still confused by the breast milk vs. formula debate may… Read More

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