Mind, Body & Spirit
Felisa McDavid questioned how losing her son fit into God’s plan for her life. She asked God for direction on how to deal with the void and her feelings of hopelessness. That’s how her ministry at a hospital was born.
People with sickle cell disease aren’t fueling the opioid crisis, research shows. Yet some ER doctors still treat patients seeking relief for agonizing sickle cell crises as potential addicts.
California’s head cheerleader on improving statewide health says it’s all about “bringing people together.”
Deaf Christians often struggle to hear God’s word, but some find meaning in the richness of who they are
Deaf Christians can often feel excluded in churches. But the Christian contemplative tradition that celebrates silence and considers it a form of prayer can bring a new understanding of faith.
New Year’s resolutions are often no more than good ideas that last a few weeks. Research suggests, however, that putting purpose behind your resolutions can make a big difference. Here’s how.
Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than “Deck the Halls”? You’re not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.
Giving of yourself is a selfless act that is usually beneficial for the person receiving and rewarding for the person giving. Are you looking for ideas during the holidays? Here are a few inexpensive ways to pay it forward.
A significant number of African American women don’t seek treatment for postpartum depression as early as they need it, and the standard screening tools aren’t always relevant.
A national network of faith leaders, religious institutions, and community members are committed to making change and ending the HIV epidemic in Black America.
Experts share menu ideas and a list of healthy tips and tricks to help navigate the holiday season without sacrificing the flavor or fun of celebrating.
The idea of suicide is absolutely unthinkable to most. However, if you look at it through the eyes of someone in the darkness of depression, the anxiety of schizophrenia, the confusion of bi-polar disorder and so many others, many people may consider ending it all to have peace.
The newest faculty member at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has a great smile — and a wagging tail. Students interacting with the dog are learning the value of animal-assisted therapy.
The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful — especially when we get in the same room with certain family members. But there are things you can do to keep the peace.
Dr. Ray Charles openly shares how he overcame his own personal and professional struggles and outlines a method that takes readers on a journey of looking inward and authentically about themselves and what pebbles are hindering their success.
The two-hour marathon barrier has finally been broken. As Eliud Kipchoge arrived back home in Nairobi on Wednesday (Oct. 16), citizens of his country pointed at a “hand of God” in his record-breaking, sub-two-hour run in Vienna.
Follow along as we journey through the faith, hope, and healing of Jasmine Nichol Tate. Her desire is to share wisdom and to encourage all those with eyes to see and ears to hear (Proverbs 20:12) that “God is still in the miracle-working business!”
When your doctor recommends an outpatient test or procedure like a biopsy, be aware that the hospital may be the most expensive place you can have it done.
COMMENTARY: “I’ve seen too many women die over the past few months. Women that had so much life left to live. Women that had virtually conquered the world and transformed lives. Women who were gone too soon. I took their deaths personally.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but the fight to bring awareness to the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women is a year-long battle.
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities make more than peers who went to other schools, according to new findings that refute prior research that showed they suffer a ‘wage penalty.’
Two experts ask whether dads are making their health a priority. Evidence suggests not. Pressures to provide income often hold fathers back.
Karen and Steve Wickham say their Christian faith has led them to help people with Type 2 diabetes control and even reverse the condition with diet and exercise.
Forget fad diets and media hype. It’s time to harness the power of science to create a healthy and sustainable diet.
Females in Action, a Southern-style fitness program designed to make women stronger and develop friendships, aims to build women up through fitness, fellowship, and faith.
With summer just a few short weeks away writer Natasha Sistrunk-Robinson shares her fitness plans and encourages others to get moving!
Whether you need to cram in a visit to the health center in-between college classes or you are scheduling your very first mammogram, here’s a list of the exams you need by decade.
With us being several weeks into 2019, you might have already gotten slightly discouraged or fallen off track when it comes to the goals you’ve set for the year, so we thought it may be a good idea to revisit those resolutions with an update.
God gave each of us these beautiful temples that were made in His image. It is imperative that we take care of them and treasure them just as He treasures us.
The U.S. health care system can improve care for all patients at the end of life. However, this system still denies black patients the kinds of interventions that white patients often take for granted.
We don’t mean to lie, but when someone asks us how we’re doing, it is much easier to say that we are “fine” or “blessed” than to tell the whole truth. We are not always fine. Pull yourself up with one of these eight suggestions.
Making healthcare decisions bears witness to the power of agency, advocacy, and the humanity of African-Americans. For some, it may seem like just a document, but for us it is an act of resistance, and an act of freedom, and an act of justice.
One of the top resolutions on everyone’s list is losing weight and getting in shape. Working out can be no fun at all, but over the last few years people have created dynamic fitness programs that are fun and effective.
“I think we should all be faith-based. We would all treat each other better, respect each other more. It should permeate everything we do.” — Dr. Shreni N. Zinzuwadia, a critical care specialist in Newark, NJ
Researchers, using federal survey data, note a significant increase in diagnosis and also find a rise in the rates among girls and people of color.
Health workers operating at faith communities in New York City were able to significantly lower and manage hypertension in black communities
Historically, women tend to be the stalwarts when it comes to religion, while men attend religious services less often and are less likely to say their faith is very important to them. But a new analysis shows that black men defy this trend.
Young people are harnessing the power of poetry to raise awareness about Type 2 diabetes.
The notion that MMA and Christianity are compatible bedfellows is loosely based on the ideology of Muscular Christianity, a mostly-male, Victorian-era movement that linked the gospel with physical and mental toughness.
Amid the buzz of hair clippers and the beat of hip-hop, barber Corey Thomas squeezes in a little advice to the clients who come into his shop for shaves and fade cuts.
Patients and experts alike say it’s no surprise then that while life expectancy for almost every major malady is improving, patients with sickle cell disease can expect to die younger than they did 20 years ago.
When you see a man walking down the street talking to himself, what is your first thought? Most likely it’s, “He is crazy!” What about the lady at the bus stop yelling strange phases? You immediately become guarded and move as far away from her as possible. I know...
"Black people don’t commit suicide. That’s a white thing." Who said that? That is a false statement. Blacks suffer from mental illness just like their white counterparts. In fact, when you think of everyday stressors, systematic-racism such as police brutality,...
(RNS) — Since the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, many communities of faith have supported millions of people living with HIV and kept future generations free from HIV through their prevention efforts. Their engagement on the front lines of health, especially in...
I remember repeatedly telling my friends I did not want to go to the psychiatric hospital for months. I was terrified and I did not want to be labeled as “crazy.” Every time someone asked if they should call the police, I said “no.” Who would? After attempting...
As the conversation of mental health and illness gradually comes to the forefront of national attention, the month of May is the perfect time to raise awareness. For some reason, we tend to stigmatize mental illness and do not see it as a “real” or life-threatening...
Dealing with a mental illness is never easy but with the proper strategies and tools, you can learn to manage your mental health while living a happy life. Self-care is the root for coping with mental illness. I never understood the meaning of self-care until I was...
Breast cancer is often associated with older women. However, young women are not exempt. Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease, many women still take their health for granted, particularly millennials....
Being healthy is pretty simple, but most people in the United States find it pretty hard. And for an African American, it's over-the-top hard. Not only is the struggle of getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle embedded in the culture, but there are...
The next month and a half will be filled with food, here’s a little guidance to keep the holiday spread on the table and off of you.
Faith and wellness expert Rev. Percy McCray discusses the validity of prayer and faith in the midst of cancer and other illnesses.