obesity

The Thereasea Clark Elder Community Appreciation Ceremony will celebrate the life and work of Ms. Elders and launch the T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy on Thursday. Elder was a pioneering public health nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department from 1962 to 1989. The T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy will focus on chronic […]

New Jersey resident Errol Narvaez was mortified after he was removed from a United Airlines flight due to his weight.

Dr. Jennifer Caudle explained on NewsOne Now that many African-Americans don't realize how important sleep is and many of us take it for granted. According to Caudle, the average American should get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Unfortunately, the majority of the American populace does not reach this mark.

New data released today shows that there has been no improvement in the percentage of Americans  battling obesity. Despite efforts like first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, about 38 percent of U.S. adults were obese in 2013 and 2014. That number slightly increased from 35 percent in 2011 and 2012. The National Health and Nutrition Examination […]

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on the plight of children in this country. Fudge explained to viewers that parents, teachers, students and community activists tell her the same thing -- “children across this country need our help.”

Hundreds of people lost their lives in Saudi Arabia Wednesday during a stampede near the city of Mecca. Nearly two million people are in the city…

Former President Jimmy Carter recently revealed he was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors discovered the cancer after he had a mass removed

In 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women have the highest rates…

Did you know that there are different types of body fat? According to a new study published in the journal Diabetes, people with higher levels…

The issue of blacks and weight management continues to be a problematic topic. Studies say that four out of five black women are overweight or…

According to the CDC, in 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women…

via http://www.thedailybeast.com We’re no longer No. 1? Mexico has overtaken the U.S. in terms of obesity rate, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. Nearly 33 percent of Mexicans are now obese, according to the report, and 70 percent are overweight. The report says the young and the poor are disproportionately affected—although as the […]