Doctors

via BlackDoctor: Doctors Pierre Johnson, 37, Max Madhere, 37, and Joe Semien, 40, are proof positive that it doesn’t matter where you start, it’s amazing what a little perseverance can do. The trio of doctors met roughly two decades ago inside of the library at Xavier University of Louisiana during their undergraduate studies. They formed […]

via BlackDoctor: High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is known as a “silent killer” because often there are no symptoms. African Americans develop high blood pressure at a higher rate than any other racial group in the United States. Moreover, high blood pressure tends to occur at younger ages and to be more severe in […]

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day is observed annually on September 8th. Coinciding with Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day honors those nurses who are dedicated to providing quality nursing care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Additionally, they provide the highest standard of physical and emotional support to […]

  Black women continue to sprinkle their melanin magic throughout the medical field despite all odds. And one award-winning documentarian is eager to shed light on these successes. Black Women in Medicine highlights the inspiring stories of women who broke the glass ceilings in their profession while overcoming various obstacles – including racism, sexism and […]

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York Times reports. After becoming Loyola University’s first African-American law student in 1952, former President Norman Francis, took his skills and journeyed to Xavier University in efforts to raise the amount of […]

On Thursday, hundreds of men headed to the Cleveland Clinic’s 13th Annual Minority Men’s Health Fair for free health screenings and education. The event was held at the Glickman Tower lobby at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. “We’re not always able to have the insurance behind us to get things that we need done. So […]

INSTAGRAM/MAN_OF_STILL75   Leah Still, the daughter of NFL player Devon Still who’s been battling cancer, received good news from doctors on Tuesday. That moment you get the best news you’ve ever received and don’t know what to do so you just flex!! We got Leah’s MIBG Scans back tonight and the doctors told us they didn’t […]

Vaccines help protect babies and young children against 14 serious diseases. Even though you are keeping her safe from diseases, it’s hard to see your child cry when she gets her shots. But you can take some steps before, during, and after a vaccine visit to ease the pain and stress of getting shots. Before […]

A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine and the daughters they want to inspire. Doc McStuffins, the African-American title character of an animated TV series for children, dreams of becoming an M.D. and, for now, runs a cheerful home […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Metro has announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs in an effort to bolster their bottom line. A total of 450 jobs will be cut. 150 of those are already vacant and won’t be filled, which means 300 people currently employed at Metro will soon be without a job. Metro brass Mark Moran says he wants […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Metro has announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs in an effort to bolster their bottom line. A total of 450 jobs will be cut. 150 of those are already vacant and won’t be filled, which means 300 people currently employed at Metro will soon be without a job. Metro brass Mark Moran says he wants […]

Historically black medical schools lead the nation in producing the highest percentage of physicians practicing in underserved communities.