A National Medical resolution: Good health for all African Americans in the new year
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:33
Michael A. LeNoir, M.D. – President, National Medical Association
Good health should be on minds of everyone, especially African Americans, at the beginning of this New Year. Whether we contemplate our access to adequate health care coverage or make a conscience effort to lose weight and get into better physical shape, there are stark factors that we should all consider. Of the ten leading causes of death for African Americans, as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we, as individuals, can influence, and often prevent, a number of these problems; primarily heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and chronic respiratory disease. How? Basic, good health relies on the often-used terms; proper diet, good nutrition and regular exercise. And as a physician, I would also add frequent check ups.
Strengthening access to community living for people with disabilities and older adults
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:01
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Every person should have a chance to live, work, and thrive as a part of their local community. The Obama administration has worked to create more opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to access the benefits of community living -- like living in a place of their own choosing with people they care about, having a job, and participating in community life.
Men's Health Network supports screening for lung cancer, recommends e-cigarettes to curb smoking
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 00:50
(Washington, DC) – Men's Health Network strongly supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer released on December 31, 2013, and it suggests that more emphasis be placed on effective strategies to prevent boys and men from starting to smoke and for realistic strategies to get them to narrow tobacco consumption.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:26
Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American
Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year's Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association (ALA) offers five tips to help you along the way:
Summit Academy OIC awarded five grants totaling $1.65 million
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:19
Thanks to national and local grants totaling $1.65 million, Summit Academy OIC will expand its healthcare training and further enhance its construction programs while working to decrease the employment gap that exists for communities of color in the Twin Cities.