Via Vitamin D is an essential vitamin necessary for maintaining normal calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. It is important in the body’s calcium absorption which is useful in forming and maintaining strong bones. In children suffering from vitamin D deficiency, growing bones are not formed properly often leading to skeletal deformities. Read […]

Via HIV/AIDS remains a huge burden in the Black community. According to recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) roughly one-half of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses are in African Americans. The infection rate statistics are sobering. 1 in every 16 Black men and 1 in every 30 Black women will be infected […]

Via Even while claiming an estimated 500,000 lives each year in this country, few recognize that the leading cause of death in our community is heart disease. Heart disease is often times known as a “silent killer” because it has been known to strike with little warning. Read more.

Via Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the Unites States and the number one cause of long-term major disability.  It is estimated that there are 795,000 incident strokes in the United States each year, resulting in one of every seventeen deaths due to stroke. Read more.

Via: One of the toughest issues to deal with as African American women is infertility. It is a subject that is still somewhat taboo in our community. The inability for a woman to conceive or sustain a pregnancy is more common than most people know, simply because it just isn’t talked about. Read more.

Via The New Year for many means a renewed commitment to faith, family, and personal goals. Making your health your primary investment should top the list of priorities. In an effort to ensure that you are equipped with the tools necessary to accomplish this goal, we have outlined the top 10 tests you should […]

Via As we approach the New Year, many begin the ritual of making a New Year’s resolution.  Some attempt to make resolutions to improve an area of their life, give up a bad habit, to take on a new project, or to make any number of short-term or long-term goals to focus their efforts […]

Via: November is American Diabetes Month. While we are working to increase the awareness among those who may have the disease and not know it, it is also necessary to educate those known diabetics about the importance of blood sugar control and the fact that it is possible to live a healthy life with […]

Via: Are you having trouble managing your blood sugars or finding a dietary regimen that works for you? Here are just a few tips that may improve your blood sugars quickly: 1)      Eat, Eat, Eat! Ok, there is one stipulation…. you have to eat the RIGHT things.  We will discuss what the “right” things […]