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The Problem With Black Women’s Health

Work can wait, your health should always be your first priority

Women’s health is a rarely discussed topic amongst African American women but with pulmonary disease…

By Caroline Clarke

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Ruben Studdard on Weight Loss, Vegetarianism, Music and Marathon

The former American Idol champ brings health awareness to his hometown with a weekend-long celebration

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard celebrates comeback with new look, album and healthy lifestyle at…

By William E. Ketchum III

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VICTORIA ROWELL: Known for her role as Drucilla Winters on the Emmy award-winning The Young & Restless, Rowell had a childhood filled with many challenges, ultimately leading to her, along with her siblings, being surrendered to Child Services. Rowell was only 16 days old. She grew up in the foster care system, raised for 18 years by a varied network of women who she details in her memoir, The Women Who Raised Me (William Morrow; $26). A staunch advocate of support services, awareness, and rights of foster and adopted children, Rowell is founder of Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP), a program that enriches foster children through art and athletics.

10 Successful Adoptees & Foster Kids Besides Steve Jobs

These notables overcame childhood challenges to blaze trails in their industries

Among Steve Jobs’ many challenges in life was dealing with being abandoned as a child…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No More Excuses: Managing the Health Crisis

In the battle against obesity and diabetes, Dr. Reed Tuckson says we can win. He’s attacking from all sides

Dr. Reed Tuckson is passionate about diabetes for two reasons: the debilitating physical and financial…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Health Manager

What a 24-hour fitness lifestyle looks like

As a fitness enthusiast, Tony Wells knows what it takes to maintain an optimum workout…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Taking a Stand Against Tobacco

22-year-old activist is determined to stop young people from smoking

Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, in the heart of tobacco country, Chad Bullock understood…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Lalah Hathaway Discusses Breast Cancer Advocacy & Her Latest Project

The R&B artist sings the praises of her latest body of work and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Soul singer Lalah Hathaway has been a longtime advocate of breast cancer advocacy and her…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Earlier this week, a select group of online reporters were given the opportunity to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Old Family Dining Room in the East Wing of White House. Among those in attendance was iVillage’s Kelly Wallace, who spoke with Mrs. Obama about a wide range of topics, including her Let’s Move campaign against childhood obesity and creating a normal environment for her daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, despite residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.   BlackEnterprise.com pulled a few parenting nuggets of wisdom from Michelle on keeping your kids grounded. —Anslem Samuel

Michelle Obama’s 6 Rules of Parenting

In addition to being the First Lady Michelle Obama is still a mother that knows best

A First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has a duty to uphold as…

By Anslem Samuel

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Fitness Factor! The Price of Success

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins wants to know what you're willing to invest in your health and, as a result, your career

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins wants to know what you’re willing to invest in your health…

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Effortless Training

One instructor makes the jump fun

When Mario Godiva Green hops into his Kangoo Jumps boots he might be heading out…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Destination: Happiness

You have more control over getting there than you think

A diagnosis of cervical cancer at the age of 25 changed Tamika Felder’s perception of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Carmyn Robey Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

After making serious lifestyle changes about her weight, Carmyn Robey now helps others do the same

Severely overweight as a teen, entrepreneur Carmyn Robey dropped 140 pounds and turned her life…

By Brian Dawson

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September 11th Coverage Ignores Way Too Many

One widower says more than white firefighters and wealthy traders died on September 11th, but you couldn't tell from ten years of coverage

One widower says more than white firefighters and wealthy traders died on September 11th, but…

By Andrew Bass, Jr.

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Fearlessly Forward

World champion swimmer uses his journey past fear to motivate others

Sabir Muhammad understands the crippling effects of fear. At 3, he jumped into a lake…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Backtalk with Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams has touched the lives of many with her angelic voice and inspirational songs.…

By Veronica Buapim

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How to Handle Separation Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Students

Whether it's parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed, experts give advice on how to hold it together when going back to school

Whether it’s parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed or homesick when they…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Fighting the Freshman 15: How to Keep the Weight Off

Weight gain is a common reality for the college students. Here's how to stay fit mentally and physically

College freshman not only have to adjust to a new environment but also new eating…

By Kahliah A. Laney

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Be The Match Registry Urges African Americans to Become Bone Marrow Donors

National Marrow Donor Program pushes for Blacks to save a life by registering today

National Marrow Donor Program pushes for Blacks to save a life by registering today

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WATCH: Get Fit with Celebrity Trainer Mark Jenkins

Karen Taylor Bass works it out for Brand New You

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins has trained some of the biggest names in entertainment. Still, as…

By Elayne Fluker

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New Data Shows Black-White Life Expectancy Gap Is Widening

Experts attribute gap to recession-related stress

The Atlanta Post reports widening of life expectancy gap between whites and African Americans.

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Chef Calvin Harris Dishes on ‘The Biggest Loser’ and His Simply Sensible Meals

The founder of Harris Food Group Inc. went from corporate food development to creating his own entrée

As founder of Harris Food Group Inc, Chef Calvin Harris spiced up the food market…

By Janel Martinez

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3 Tech Tools to Keep You Healthy

Are deadlines, meetings and your to-do list giving you stress and affecting your health? Try these devices and apps to help you keep it all in check

If deadlines, meetings, and ill-tempered co-workers have you stressed and needing to relax, there’s an…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Why The ‘White Women Are Winning’ Argument is a Losing One

Columnist says she's 'over' racial comparison when it comes to marriage success

Columnist says she’s ‘over’ racial comparison when it comes to marriage success

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WATCH: Brand New You – How to Eat Healthy Naturally

What to eat, what to avoid, and when you can simply indulge

What to eat, what to avoid, and when you can simply indulge

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: A Brand New You – Living (and Eating) Well with Diabetes

Karen Taylor Bass talks with author and dietician Constance Brown-Riggs about how to be smart and stay healthy

Karen Taylor Bass talks with author and dietician Constance Brown-Riggs about how to be smart…

By Elayne Fluker

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Take Back Your Life!

Amputee and paralympain Bonnie St. John shares her three secrets to success against all odds

Amputee and paralympain Bonnie St. John shares her three secrets to success against all odds

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Why You Should Really Take All of Your Vacation Time. (No, Really)

Stop being a martyr for your job and give yourself a break

In a survey conducted by the career development organization Right Management, 46% workers polled admitted…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although African-American women are at a greater risk of dying from the disease than any other ethnic group, they are least likely to know the risk factors.  The first step in prevention is getting informed about a disease that’s expected to cost the nation approximately $800 billion a year by 2030, according to the American Heart Association. 	Rhonda Medows, MD, chief medical officer and executive vice president of United Healthcare’s government programs shares her heart healthy tips with BlackEnterprise.com. Dr. Medows breaks down her "Dress for Success" formula and how it equals a longer, robust life.

5 Ways to Get Heart Healthy

Here's what Black women need to do to get healthy!

Here’s what Black women need to do to get healthy!

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WATCH: Matchmaker Paul Brunson Tells Women of Power How to Find Healthy Relationships

See what it takes to be as successful at love as you are at work

See what it takes to be as successful at love as you are at work

By Elayne Fluker

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Self-Made Miracle

Former addict finds her way out of a tough situation and helps others do the same

Stanice Anderson snorted heroin for the first time at the age of 19. By the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Healthcare on the Go

Making a doctor’s appointment just got a whole lot easier.

New ZocDoc allows smartphone users the ability to make doctor’s appointments from their mobile, revolutionizing…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Become an Empowered Patient

Here's how to actively manage your healthcare and speak up for your rights when you're ill

Your doctor’s office can be intimidating, but visits don’t have to be a daunting experience.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Women of Power: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson Talks Healthy Sex and the Working Woman

How knowing and loving your body can help your career and financial success

Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, author, sexual health and women’s empowerment advocate, talks about why healthy sex…

By Janell Hazelwood

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I started my first company, Buzz Marketing Group, when I was just 16. So I definitely have some experience being a teenpreneur. I was so lucky and fortunate to start my business at that age, and to continue to have it grow and be successful all these years later. Even though it was tough, there were so many more benefits to launching a business. So if you’re a teenpreneur or know of a teenpreneur, here are some of my tips to get you started.--Tina Wells (Follow me on Twitter at @tinacwells)

6 Tips for a Stress-Free You

Be Nexter Tina Wells provides her tips on staying calm, cool and collected on the job or in your business

Tina Wells, CEO of Buzz Marketing Group and author of Chasing Youth Culture and Getting…

By Janel Martinez

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On the Job: Should HIV Status Be an Office Secret?

Having a life-threatening illness is hard enough, but dealing with discrimination at work because of it is can make it even more difficult

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Tracy Mack thought…

By Brett Johnson

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WATCH: Brand New You with Karen Taylor Bass: Krista Barnett on Her New Invention

A wife-mom-businesswoman tells how her invention changed her life

Barnett, Boot Band inventor. Below, the Boot Band (Photos courtesy of Barnett)
In our video series,…

By Elayne Fluker

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Hydeia Broadbent Speaks Out on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

An open letter to Black America from the young activist who has been fighting the disease her whole life

This is a day we should be remembering all of the men and women who…

By Tomika Anderson

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Learn the New Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts

Don't get your healthcare claims rejected

Changes are in store for your Flexible Spending Account. Here’s what you need to know.

By Brittany Hutson

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WATCH: Brand New You with Karen Taylor Bass – Brenda Braxton on Starting Over

The entrepreneur opens up about her personal & professional reinvention

In our video series, Brand New You, our host, Karen Taylor Bass (founder of thebrandnewmommy.com)…

By Elayne Fluker

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Don't cough or sneeze into your hand-- Sneezes and coughs can creep up instantly and before you know it you’ve expelled millions of droplets into the air (or your hand). Always have tissues on hand making sure you cover your mouth and nose when you feel one of these actions coming on. Dispose of the tissue immediately after.

Top 10 at 10: Ways to Avoid Getting the Office Bug

These 10 tips will help you stay safe in your office space

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Pete D. Williams, MD from Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Gainesville,…

By Janel Martinez

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Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely affected. That’s why it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you get the healthcare you deserve from your medical providers. Remember your doctor works for you not the other way around. Here are five simple tips for becoming an empowered patient.  By Sheiresa Ngo

5 Tips For Being An Empowered Patient

People often forget that their doctor works for them. Here are a few ways to make sure you get what you're paying for.

Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Depression: The Black Community’s Dirty Little Secret

Often undiagnosed or ignored, depression afflicts millions. Experts share advice on noticing the signs and confronting the problem

Often undiagnosed or ignored, depression afflicts millions each year. Experts share advice on noticing the…

By Tomika Anderson

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GROUP BUYING TO SAVE CASH: More companies are predicted to jump on this bandwagon in 2011, ushering in sales and steals for you—whether you’re looking for a helicopter ride over New York City, a great spa, or tickets to your favorite game. Websites such as Groupon and Living Social have made offering discounts a team effort, where daily deals are redeemable only after a certain number of people buy into them. Even companies such as Wal-Mart and Zagat have offered group-buying deals. And more Websites, both with regional and national deals, are gaining traction, including Tippr, Juice in The City, and Crowdsavings.

4/11: 11 Life-Altering Trends to Watch for 2011

Travel, leisure and technology trends to upgrade and balance your life for 2011

<strong>GROUP BUYING TO SAVE CASH:</strong> More companies are predicted to jump on this bandwagon in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Managing Food Allergies at Work

Tips for eating and staying safe when food isn't always your friend

In the work world, social connections are often made over lunch or dinner. Food plays…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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WATCH: 5 Steps to a Powerful Smile

Perfecting your pitch is one thing; but having a killer smile could help you seal the deal. Dr. Catrise Austin shows you how

Dr. Catrise Austin, author of the new book, 5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile,…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: HIV/AIDS and the Impact on Black Men

Emerald Morrow speaks to an HIV positive young man who talks about the challenges and the way forward

Emerald Morrow reports for BlackEnterprise.com about the impact HIV/AIDS still has on our community.

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: Brand New You with Jill Scott and Karen Taylor Bass

Scott talks with our host about the importance of busy moms making time for self

In our new video series, Brand New You, our host Karen Taylor Bass (founder of…

By Elayne Fluker

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Sleep on It

You always find an excuse not to slow down; but here are all the reasons you should

“It’s important to realize that sleep isn’t just a luxury,” says WebMD medical editor Dr.…

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Hydeia Broadbent: “Living With HIV/AIDS is No Death Sentence”

Despite being born with AIDS, the 26-year-old activist continues to live life to the fullest while informing others about the disease.

Despite being born with AIDS, 26-year-old activist Hydeia Broadbent continues to live life to the…

By Tomika Anderson

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The New Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It's About Interactions

Give Great Face! Dr. Dina Strachan Tells You How

Expert tips on how you can get clear skin and feel confident for your next business meeting

Face it: the first thing a new employer or potential client sees when he or…

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VIDEO: Gospel Artist Yolanda Adams Calls for Hypertension Awareness

Early detection and diet management are key

Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams has taken up a healthy cause—preventing and managing hypertension.

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Could You Have a Money Disorder?

If money controls you, the reason could be deeper than a lack of willpower.

The act of shopping and spending money is a normal activity that we all in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Four Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Don't feel bad about yourself just because your circumstance isn't ideal

Everyone finds him or herself in a slump sometimes; when they are not feeling the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Backtalk with Ginuwine

Multiplatinum recording artist talks about his bout with depression and his commitment to helping others suffering from it

Elgin “Ginuwine” Lumpkin rose to stardom after his 1996 debut, but just four years later,…

By Veronica Buapim

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Prostate Cancer Screenings is not the best answer for every man, says Dr. Durado Brooks.

Wellness Insider: Making Choices About Prostate Screening

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

An informed business professional usually tries to weigh pros and cons before making a decision…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Dr. Susan Evans says that blacks should use sunscreen too.

Wellness Insider: 3 Tips for Healthy Skin

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Use these three tips from Dr. Susan Evans, a physician on the television show Dr.…

By Shannon Lanier

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Your Fall Season Must-Haves

With resources for the mind, body, soul and hair, you can still make this your best year yet

A mere three months left before another year, and the great news is there is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Wellness Insider: Working With a Mental Illness

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Should you talk to your employer about a mental illness? Dr. Carl Bell offers some…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Wellness Insider: 5 MORE Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Sleep is as important to health as diet and exercise, but many people don’t get…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Wellness Insider: 5 Ways To Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

National Sleep Foundation poll finds inadequate sleep affects work performance. Here are five tips to…

By Malecia S. Walker

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The American Medical Association announced in June that 20% of medical claims are processed inaccurately by health insurers. Medical billing advocates say the number is even higher.

Fight Medical Billing Errors

Failure to look at bills closely could cost you thousands. Here's how to protect yourself.

When Beverly Browning of Mesa, Arizona, checked into a hospital for a biopsy in 2003,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Environment Has Role in Health of African American Boys

Report recommends community-led approach to enhancing quality of life

The poor health of African American boys and young adult males is a result of…

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White collar workers spend a significant amount of time sitting at a desk hunched over a computer. In fact, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950, according to the American Heart Association. Between commuting to and from work, and spending the work day in meetings, on the phone, or rushing to complete projects, the one activity that seems the most expendable is exercising. To help get you motivated, BlackEnterprise.com compiled five exercises you can do in your office in less than 10 or fifteen minutes. Note: Before you begin any physical activity consult with your physician. Problem: Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any repetitive movements such as typing or using a mouse. Solution: Hand exercises. Hold your right hand straight out in front of you with your palm down. With your left hand, grasp the fingers of your right hand and hold them back. Count to five. Repeat this substituting your right hand for your left hand.

Slideshow: Fit Fitness Into Your Workday

Five exercises you can do at your desk

Getting time in at the gym isn’t always easy. Here are five exercises you can…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Each year, on June 27, the National Association of People With AIDS, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national and local entities across the country organizes National HIV Testing Day. Visit www.hivtest.org to find a testing site near you. To learn more about how to participate in NHTD, visit the NAPWA HIV Testing Day Web site or e-mail nhtd@napwa.org.

PHOTO GALLERY: June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

A simple test could save the lives of you and those you love

HIV and AIDS have hit African Americans the hardest. Each year, on June 27, the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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United Healthcare's Dr. Reed Tuckson is a frontline warrior in the battle against to end the obesity epidemic.

Being of Strong Mind and Body

One of life's greatest tragedies is a talented person cut down in their prime by preventable health problems

One of life’s greatest tragedies is witnessing a talented professional or entrepreneur about to reach…

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Giving the Gift of Life

Leukemia patient's search for a bone marrow donor highlights low black representation on the national registry

Jennifer Jones Austin thought she just had a stomach virus. The married mother of two…

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Celebrating Life Beyond Mother’s Day

All About You Day Conference to explore ways for women to enjoy the "rich" life all year long

All About You Day Conference on May 8 at the Schomburg Center for Research in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Shaq Challenges You to Step Up and Save a Life

National Marrow Donor Program and Shaquille ONeal team up for bone marrow awareness

O’Neal is leading the National Marrow Donor Program’s newest campaign, Do Something Big, which encourages…

By LaToya M. Smith

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"The Other City," a new documentary that tackles issues of homelessness, drug addiction, access to services, and the social stigma of HIV/AIDS, had its world premiere at the Ninth Annual Tribeca Film Festival, which ends May 2. Set in Washington  D.C., the movie explores the dichotomy of a city that tourists don’t see and the AIDS epidemic in the nation's capital that the government sometimes ignores. Although the movie illuminates the heartbreak and loss attributed to the disease, it also reveals the struggles of people behind grassroots movements who provide healthcare, extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope.

‘The Other City:’ AIDS in D.C.

Documentary shines a light on epidemic in the nation's Capitol

“The Other City,” a new documentary that tackles issues of homelessness, drug addiction, access to…

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The Walking Wounded

Depression is a debilitating medical condition that affects blacks as it does no other group. Left unchecked it can affect much more than your mood—it can ruin your health

Depression is more intense than the normal feelings of sadness or loneliness that everyone experiences…

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Eco-Healthy Design Can Help Fight Asthma & Allergies

What you can do to eliminate hidden health hazards in your home

Statistics show that 1 out of 7 children in the United States will suffer from…

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The Klumps may be funny, but obesity in black families is literally as serious as a heart attack.

Obesity: The Silent Killer

What will it take to get African Americans to stand up and fight this costly epidemic?

Obesity is an epidemic that is killing Americans and costing the health care system $80…

By Dr. Reed V. Tuckson

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BlackDoctor.org Makes Finding a Physician Easier

Site offers resources including expert bloggers and meal planner

BlackDoctor.org, an online healthcare database that includes referrals to black doctors nationwide, as well as…

By Renita Burns

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Healthcare Reform We Can All Believe In

When President Obama signed legislation enabling millions to gain access to health insurance, he achieved a milestone that eluded seven previous presidents.

When President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation that will enable millions of Americans…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Health Institute Launches Diabetes Campaign

Maryland doctor seeks to build awareness in black community

BlackEnterprise.com talked to Dr. Andrea Pennington to learn more about the impact of Type 2…

By Renita Burns

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Recession Depression

Economic woes are taking a toll on the health of African Americans. Take these steps to protect yourself.

The worldwide economic recession has affected African Americans in more ways than meet the eye.…

By Dr. Andrea Pennington

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PR Guru Re-Invents With a Purpose

After dealing with depression, Terrie Williams fulfills her destiny to be the best

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Somewhere along the way, we got a memo saying that we had to…

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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

New campaign promotes awareness, discussion in black community

A new campaign by SAMHSA designed to raise awareness of mental health problems among young…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Lost in Emotions?

Gain better control by managing your feelings

Above IQ or expertise, a person’s ability to identify and manage his or her feelings,…

By Ayana Dixon

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Organizations Continue Fight for HIV Prevention

Rate of new infections in blacks slows, but epidemic still a major crisis

When five organizations came together to start NBHAAD in 1999, the goal was to educate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How’s Your HEART?

Two professionals learn to manage a new life with heart disease. Their stories can save your life

Pamela Thomas had always received a ­perfect bill of health, but at age 38, Thomas’…

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FDA Clears Acorda Drug For Multiple Sclerosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an Acorda Therapeutics pill to improve walking…

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Dems Mum On How To Keep Pushing Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

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NC Casino Cleans Slots Every 2 Hours To Beat Virus

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Workers are cleaning slot machines with bleach every two hours as…

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Dean: Dems Can Pass Limited Health Care Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean says he still thinks Democrats can…

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Analysis: Paring Back Health Care Not So Easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts…

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Smokers With Cancer Could Quit And Double Survival

LONDON (AP) — People with early lung cancer who quit smoking could double their chances…

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Recall News

The following recalls have been announced:
—Nipro Medical Corp. of Miami is recalling all GlucoPro Insulin…

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Obama Health Plan In Doubt As Dems Reject Fast Fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest…

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6 Things You Can Do To Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, a chance to make difference in your community

Through the American Diabetes Association I have been able to reach thousands of individuals with…

By Vanessa Jones Briscoe

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Know the Facts: Precautions for Swine Flu

Experienced doctor talks symptoms, vaccinations

Dr. Mark Johnson, chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Medicine…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Understand Your Healthcare Privacy Rights

A new guide breaks down your access to records

When it comes to your medical records, privacy is probably one of your top concerns.…

By Arlene McKanic

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Breast Cancer Survivors

A fathers diagnosis helps spare his daughters life and together they learn how knowing their familys medical history would save others

Arnaldo Silva gave his daughter Vanessa the gift of life twice, the second time by…

By Dale Coachman

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Aetna CEO Talks Healthcare Reform

Company supports public-private partnership for coverage

Aetna’s chief executive, Ronald A. Williams, recently gave Black Enterprise the insurance industry’s take on…

By John Simons

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Ovarian Cancer Screening: The Elusive Goal

To save the lives of thousands of women, an effective means of early detection must be found

If ever there was a cancer in need of an effective screen, its ovarian cancer.…

By Kevin Holcomb

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What Took the CBC So Long?

Black lawmakers speak out in support of Obama's public health care option. It's about time.

Until recently, the Congressional Black Caucus has been strangely quiet about the president’s proposed government…

By Chana Garcia

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visits

Internist talks reform, diligence, open communication

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, a board certified internist, believes that basic healthcare for every citizen…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

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When the Killer Is Not So Silent

Ovarian cancer was long thought to be asymptomatic and mostly a threat to older white women. One survivor learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a typical victim

For Chana Garcia, being healthy used to mean fitting in a lunchtime workout at the…

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‘One Size Does Not Fit All’

NAACP panelists want more diversified healthcare approach

At two forums on healthcare reform at the NAACP’s Centennial Convention Saturday, panelists presented a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Lawmakers, HHS Seek to Redress Healthcare Disparities

Legislation to combat alarming disease rates in minorities

Racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and AIDS than whites,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Recession Special: Pfizer Offers Free Drugs

Company giving unemployed customers a break

It looks like mega pharmaceutical companies are jumping aboard the “recession insurance” bandwagon. A few…

By Renita Burns

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Cancer Deaths Decrease for Blacks but Disparities Persist

Report finds that some, not all, cancer screenings could prevent disease

Despite a reduction in cancer death rates, African Americans continue to be diagnosed at more…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Morehouse Doctor Talks Health Disparities, Prevention

Youth awareness, education vital in stopping spread of diseases

Many have joined the fight to prevent, treat, and study the spread of diseases affecting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Costs of Cancer: Part Two

Awareness and prevention key to addressing costly epidemic

There are several theories that explain why blacks have higher mortality rates from cancer. They…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Your Health and Wellness Checklist

How to be the best 'you' you can be

No matter how many loved ones are in your life, no one will ever care…

By Renita Burns

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No Gym? No Problem

Working out your body not your wallet

Perhaps you, like myself, are one of the millions of Americans eager to get in…

By Renita Burns

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Report: Racial Gap Widens in Colon Cancer Deaths

Overall rates at low, yet risks for blacks increase

Lack of access to quality healthcare and getting proper screenings is being attributed to blacks’…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Flex Your Buying Muscle

Flexible spending account a viable option to cover healthcare costs

If your insurance provider is cutting back while you are forced to pay more, don’t…

By Renita Burns

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World AIDS Day: Where Do Blacks Stand?

CDC director urges community participation in prevention

Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Diligence in Detection

Summit to focus on prostate cancer awareness

The Prostate Health Education Network Inc. (PHEN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Costs of Cancer

Insurance coverage disparity linked to heightened mortality

There aren’t any studies that prove that African Americans, when diagnosed with cancer, carry a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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High-End Healthcare

Get top-of-the-line services without the luxury budget

Critics say concierge medical services only go further in widening the gap in access to…

By Andrea King Collier

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United, If Not Unanimous

Menthol cigarette issue smokes out Congressional Black Caucus

Before the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act…

By Cliff Hocker

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LIST_DOCTORS

America’s Leading Doctors: Psychiatry

The leading medical practitioners of treatment of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and substance abuse

Mental health remains a critical issue in America. A recent study funded by the National…

By Cliff Hocker

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Leading Doctor Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Benjamin Carson Sr. given the highest civilian honor in the nation

Even receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor in the nation—didn’t go to…

By Renita Burns

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Targeting Poverty

Philanthropic organization aims to end extreme global poverty

It’s a promise being made to a part of the world where life and death…

By Anthony Calypso

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Blacks Under The Knife

The number of African American plastic surgery patients is on the rise

The number of ethnic minorities going under the knife for cosmetic procedures continues to climb,…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Women’s Health Week

Obesity, dental disease, HIV/AIDS epidemic are major health issues for African American women

As National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17) kicked off, a lack of healthcare
insurance, inaccessibility to…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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How to Talk to Your Doctor

For health's sake, speak up

The May 2008 issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE lists the nation’s preeminent doctors. They reside in…

By Cliff Hocker

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America’s Leading Doctors

From treating heart disease to fighting cancer, these physicians are changing the world of medicine

They’re among the best and brightest in medicine. Collectively, these physicians have saved millions of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Closing the Gap

Four ways to get health insurance while you wait for Medicare

Most Americans get health insurance from an employer-sponsored group plan. That’s fine as long as…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Five for Life

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treated

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treated

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Magic Johnson Teams with Aetna

Alliance to help diverse urban communities with healthcare issues

Magic Johnson-Aetna alliance to help diverse urban communities with healthcare issues

By Aisha Sylvester

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Nothing But the Truth

Style maven and life coach Harriette Cole keeps it real

Harriette Cole practices what she preaches in her latest book, Choosing Truth: Living an Authentic…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Women of Power

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Legacy Award Recipient, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Helped Desegregate Schools

When it comes to pioneering women of the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault still…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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