cities

via BlackDoctor: There’s no doubt about it, Americans are the fattest people in the world, hands down. No, like for real. In fact, almost 40% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older are clinically classified as obese. Unfortunately, the extra pounds have inflated the costs of obesity-related medical treatment to between $147 billion and […]

via BlackDoctor: Around 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States of America (USA). Nearly one in seven of these people are unaware they have HIV. The size of the HIV epidemic is relatively small compared to the country’s population, but is heavily concentrated among several key affected populations. Around 70% of […]

via BlackDoctor: What’s the best city in the U.S. for wellbeing? The answer may surprise you. Recently, Women’s Healthand Yelp revealed “America’s ‘Wellthiest’ Cities.” Based on a six-month, research-based partnership to determine the best cities for overall quality-of-life across the United States, the findings offer a little something for everyone looking for a change of scenery – […]

We love to keep our melanin poppin’, but there are some cities that won’t let our skin be great. According to WalletHub, skin cancer is more common than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers combined. A recent report from the American Cancer Society states that  in 2016 alone, more than five million new cases of skin […]

NBC and Esquire Network’s cultural sensation and ratings standout “American Ninja Warrior” has announced the cities across the United States that will be home to the action for the summer 2017 season.  Cleveland is among the six host cities listed with the hit competition coming to the shores of Lake Erie May 8-9, 2017. The […]

America’s 10 most Bible-minded cities are all still located in the “Bible Belt” of the South and Birmingham, Alabama sits at the top of that pack. The state of Alabama also became the state with the most Bible-minded cities in 2015,according to a Barna survey commissioned by the American Bible Society. The study is based on […]

If you’re one of the nearly 45 million Americans living with seasonal allergies, there are at least 100 cities you should avoid this spring. Or at the very least, plan your allergy defense strategy accordingly if you need to visit for work or pleasure.  For the 12th consecutive year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) […]

A Gallup study has found that the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area is the most obese community in the U.S. The Gallp-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 39.5% of the adult population of the area, which straddles West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, are overweight. Other problem communities are McAllen-Edinburg-Mission (38.3%), Tx., and the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metropolitan area (36.7%) in Maryland and […]

  Jackson, Miss., is the worst U.S. city for people with allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The foundation releases its list of “2013 Spring Allergy Capitals” today, based on pollen scores, the number of over-the-counter and prescription allergy medications per patient and the number of board-certified allergists per patient. The foundation […]

Knoxville, Tenn., known for being the home of Dolly Parton and the Tennessee Valley Authority, was named number one on the American Bible Society’s “Most Bible-Minded Cities” list. With research conducted by the Barna Group, the ABS’ recently released findings were based off of seven years’ worth of telephone and online interviews with a random […]

Two northeast Ohio cities — Akron and Cleveland — make Forbes.com’s “dirtiest cities” list. According to the publication, Akron came in 15th dirtiest out of 20 and Cleveland took the 19th spot. The study was based on factors like water quality, air quality and toxic releases. Akron’s ranking is thanks to its coal plants and […]

New research conducted by scholars at the Georgia Institute of Technology shows that African-American cities are the source of much modern slang. Leading a team of colleagues, Jacob Eisenstein analyzed Twitter data collected between December 2009 and May 2011 in order to track the origin and proliferation of new terms such as ”bruh” — an evolution of “bro” — […]