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ICYMI: The Perils Of GChat Venting And Why Suffering Makes You Less Empathetic

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This week, we read a handful of pieces about how people envision their place in the world. One story showed that for many people, empathy isn't linked...

The Heartbreaking Physical Toll Of High Achievement Among Disadvantaged Teens

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Even among children from the most disadvantaged upbringings, there are shining stars -- kids who, despite the odds stacked against them, overcome and...

Black Pastors Across America Will Preach About HIV/AIDS This Sunday

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

  The black church has always been a place of power for the African-American community. It was where black leaders secretly preached the gospel ...

Low-Income Black Women At Greater Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke

Reuters | Kathryn Doyle | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with...

Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Since the 1990s, suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled, while suicide rates among white children have fallen, accordin...

Sodium: The Silent Killer of African Americans

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Salt is in everything we eat. I'm not just talking about the obvious suspects like potato chips. I'm talking about the stuff you add after you prepare your food. The condiments.

Overcoming Stigma and Shame: A Way Forward

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

The theme, "I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper - Fight HIV/AIDS!" calls on us to preserve and strengthen the health and well-being of our people by caring for and about one another and working together to reduce the disproportionately high rate of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

Healthcare for All: At Long Last

Marc H. Morial | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

Here's why the ACA is especially vital for African Americans, who are twice as likely to be uninsured, and who suffer from more chronic, and life threatening conditions than any other minority group.

One Gap That's Closing Between Black Women And Whites Isn't Anything To Cheer About

Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

An estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths are expected to occur among U.S. women in 2013. And according...

Inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Day: Get Tested, Get Treated and Get the Word Out

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

I believe it's not only a decision, but also a duty. Getting tested and getting treated is making a commitment to your family, friends, other loved ones, and our entire community that Hepatitis C will not destroy us. We have too much to live for and too much work to do.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Losing Patients: Inside The Fight For Black America's Health | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. For her 40th birthday in October 2...

Hepatitis C 101: Protecting High-Risk Baby Boomers and Vulnerable Communities From the Silent Epidemic

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
C. Virginia Fields

Advocates, academics, medical professionals, legislators, policy experts, citizens, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and others must work together to highlight and remedy the dire health consequences of Hepatitis C in our communities.

Is The Church Responsible For Promoting Healthy Living?

Posted 04.14.2013 | Black Voices

The separation between church and the state of your health may be narrowing, according to a new study released in the journal Health Promotion Practic...

Living Black History

Kian Brown | Posted 04.24.2013 | Black Voices
Kian Brown

Mom's doctor recommended fish oil pills, bringing her blood pressure numbers down 100 points. Its refreshing to hear even my grandma being more conscious of what she eats. This is the same young lady who scoffed at me when I got to Thanksgiving dinner talking about being a vegetarian!

Why Black People Must Take Vitamin D | Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is common among African-Americans? And did you know that this deficiency causes greater susceptibility to illne...

2011's Biggest Breakthroughs In Black Health

Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

For all the somber news that unfolded in the black health sphere this year -- from jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron's HIV-related death in May to comedian Pa...

Janell Ross

Black-White Life Expectancy Gap Expands, Recession May Be To Blame | Janell Ross | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

For nearly two decades, the expected life spans of black and white Americans steadily narrowed, offering a hopeful indication of both racial progr...

The Health Challenges In The Black Community

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Black people have made significant advances socioeconomically as well as politically -- especially in the last few years. However, in the field of health, there's not a lot to celebrate.

Red Ink Blots Black AIDS Day

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

For the African-American community, which bears the brunt of the nation's HIV/AIDS crisis, budget threats are real and could have negative repercussions for decades to come.