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Lifelong sickle cell patient gets relief with laughter

Laughter is often said to be the best medicine. For Benjamin Clark, a 25-year-old local resident with sickle cell disease, comedian Tony Roberts has been the prescription that he has needed.

Application for new Sickle Cell drug submitted to FDA

Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments and therapies for rare and orphan diseases says it has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

The NAACP joins black church in fight against HIV/AIDS

It’s no secret that HIV disproportionately affects African-Americans.

Improvements needed in care for sickle cell disease

Nearly one in every 365 African-American births result in a child born with Sickle Cell Disease.

'Miss Sharon Jones' documentary reveals icon’s battle with cancer

Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge – a life-threatening battle with cancer.

What to know about your gut health

Your gut health affects more than just how your stomach feels. Recent scientific breakthroughs have uncovered links between the state of the gut microbiome and a range of human health issues such as obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, cardiovascular disease, immune ...

What exactly is cancer?

Cancer can affect anyone. Sometimes it strikes with no warning, while other times people may have a genetic predisposition

Nutritionists offer five tips for building better lunches

To help families stay healthy and to keep kids fueled during the busy summer season, Giant Food of Landover, Maryland is offering tips to build better school lunches in the fall.

EpiPen main ingredient costs 'less than a Big Mac'

Mark Baum believes the relentless EpiPen price hikes are "shameful" and his company is plotting a $100 alternative for the lifesaving allergy treatment.

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the world. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, more than 1.1 million cases of prostate cancer were recored in 2012, accounting for 15 percent of new cancer ...

Choices dwindling for Obamacare customers

Many consumers may find they have few choices when shopping on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017.

Nip the nail biting habit for your health

Nail biting, also known as onychophagia, is a common habit that affects people of all ages. Biting your nails usually stems from stress or forms as a nervous habit. Most research says that children and teenagers make up the greatest ...

McDonald's removes fitness tracker from Happy Meals

McDonald's is removing Step-It activity trackers from Happy Meals due to concerns over skin irritations, according to a statement sent to CNN on Wednesday.

How the Affordable Care Act can still work

Aetna, one of the country's largest insurers, made headlines Tuesday when it announced it is pulling out of health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it now offers insurance.

Taking a closer look at black mental health

Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges – from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues – the African-American ...

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