via BlackDoctor: The eve of Jan 30th, 2018 tragedy struck my family in the worst way. This was the day we discovered my 21-year-old cousin Paul had committed suicide. It pains me to even type those words, yet its a reality our family must live with forever. Paul was such a bright spirit with a […]

Aretha’s musical career is starting to take a toll on her health, and it’s important she focuses on herself for a few and slow down, so some well needed rest has been ordered The legendary icon recently announced she will be canceling her forthcoming concerts for the next month or so due to doctors’ orders. […]

It’s hard enough to get a man to roll over on his side when he’s sleep to stop his snoring. Now you’re asking a fully woke Black man to lie on his side while he’s conscious and allow somebody he doesn’t know to stick a finger up his butt for a prostate exam? Good luck […]

Eight year old Zaraya Blunt is fighting for her life. She was diagnosed with Luekemia in March 2016 and is about to go into her third round of treatment. Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Many types of leukemia exist. Many forms of leukemia are […]

Sticking your tongue out at the doctor to say “Ahhh” seems like a routine thing to do when you go to the doctors office. Oftentimes, it often seems pointless because the doctor usually takes a look and goes right ahead with the next part of the examination. But little do you know, the tongue itself […]

Have you ever caught yourself in a panic while trying to figure out what you should do to help a loved one who’s experiencing a seizure? Generalized tonic-clonic seizures are most commonly associated with epilepsy and seizures in general, often characterized by temporary convulsions or violent shaking and disordered thinking/confusion. READ: Fainting: How Serious Is […]

Lung cancer causes more cancer deaths in the United States each year than deaths related to colon, prostate and breast cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. Lung cancer occurs when you have an uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells which starts in one or both of your lungs. This growth occurs in the cells that […]

Have you noticed that with the time change it gets darker sooner? I mean, by 5 pm it’s dark outside and maybe it’s just me but every year it seems to get earlier. And what’s with the loss of one hour of light?  I researched the history behind daylight savings time because it clearly seems […]

Nearly a third of both African American men and African American women have LDL-C (bad cholesterol) levels of 130mg/dL or higher according to the American Heart Association. The National Institute of Health considers this level borderline high. This is alarming because high cholesterol— specifically LDL cholesterol—can lead to heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. This is […]

When you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, all sorts of questions and concerns start racing through your mind: “Am I going to be bound to a wheelchair for the rest of my life?” “Will I no longer be able to do the activities I love?” These are very legitimate concerns and you may even feel […]

Because diabetes is a disease that affects so many parts of your body (your eyes, your pancreas, your kidneys, your feet) and demands attention in so many aspects of your daily life (your diet, your fitness routine, your medication schedule), one single doctor—even a great one—may not be able to provide you with the level […]

“Sitting is the new smoking.” This is what many health professionals are now saying about the incredibly sedentary lifestyles that most Americans lead, and the serious health risks that can result from sitting too much. And when you take into account that the average American sits for approximately 9-10 hours of their entire day, from a […]