Today is National Wear Red Day.  The American Heart Association sponsors the annual event to raise awareness about the fight against heart disease in women. …

With the unfortunate passing of Michael Clarke Duncan over the weekend, heart disease and the heart attack has been given a new face for the African American community. According to the Office of Minority Health, African American adults are 40% more likely to have high blood pressure and they are 10% less likely than their […]

Via: When you look in your mouth you may see teeth that need whitening, but a dentist may see signs of heart disease. A study published in the Journal of Dental Research found that many dental problems can be signs of serious health complications. University of Washington School of Dentistry professor Philippe P. Hujoel, […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Texas has a problem.


Melanoma is the less common, but more serious type of skin cancer. When melanoma is caught early, it is generally treatable.

Who are the victims? Victims often are kids on the fringe who have been rejected by others in their peer group. This makes them an easy target for bullies. Because bullies like to win, they pick on kids who won’t or can’t fight back.

Via: THURSDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) — A new report outlining how obesity threatens America’s future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessively overweight residents.

Via: A recent study suggests one bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal a day could lower a person’s risk of developing high blood pressure.

Via: Spending precious minutes searching for information about heart attack symptoms as you experience them is not wise, doctors say, because “time is heart muscle.”

The commemoration of World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a reminder of the ongoing struggle and fight that many people and families go through with this deadly disease, one that has been an epidemic for decades and is especially prominent in the black community. By: Talib Babb, Special to