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Depression: A silent killer?

Depression: A silent killer?

Aug. 27 | According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 13.3 minutes another person dies from suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Robin Williams had been very public about his long struggle with depression and substance...

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month

Jun. 26 | In 1994, Congress declared June as Men’s Health Month to recognize men’s health as a family issue and highlight its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters. Men’s Health Month also heightens awareness of preventable health problems...

Local churches take up fight against diabetes

Local churches take up fight against diabetes

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Diabetes is the “gateway disease” that often can lead to other health concerns, especially for Blacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one of every three Blacks in this country either has diabetes...

Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney disease

Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney disease

Mar. 20 | Early detection essential to controlling the condition   By Robin James Contributing Writer Eliminating health disparities is hard work, particularly when it comes to tackling the list of disparities directly related to the African American...

Retired baseball player brings attention to autism

Retired baseball player brings attention to autism

Sep. 12 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     One in 88 U.S. children — boys are about five times more likely than girls — is diagnosed with autism according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, the federal research agency...