Mind, Body & Spirit
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has increased access to coronavirus testing in the Philadelphia region, testing more than 10,000 people. The group’s mobile unit and pop-up testing sites also offer patients an opportunity to connect with African American health care providers.
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 you’ve done it. We all have.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women — and their most common cause of cancer death. Here are tips for reducing your risk and winning the fight.
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be the last we face, so it’s vital that we use every preventive tool we as a society have. Think of good nutrition as a seat belt for your health; it doesn’t guarantee you won’t get sick, but it helps to ensure the best outcomes.
Cell phones and other digital devices can be a great way to keep up with the news and stay connected with friends and family, but using one excessively can increase your stress levels, negatively impact sleep and limit the amount of quality time you spend with your significant other.
Young people are harnessing the power of poetry to raise awareness about Type 2 diabetes.
Old. Chronically ill. Black. People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country. Yet, older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out studies about the coronavirus.
President C. Reynold Verret of Xavier University of Louisiana and President Walter M. Kimbrough of Dillard University are taking part in the Phase 3 trial of the Ochsner Health System.
The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 following a four-year battle against colorectal cancer underscores two important public health concerns.
Two Doctors Report From the COVID Front Lines.
In dealing with her son’s violent murder, fear over the coronavirus pandemic and the stress of coping with systemic racism, Beverly Grant has found strength and peace through yoga.
Learning from the example of spiritual retreats.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and this is a perfect time to shed light on what many deem a nonexistent problem.
When speaking out against the loss of black lives, it is tough to separate those who die at the hands of police from those who die in a pandemic that has laid bare the structural racism baked into the American health system.
Feeding your spirit can include praying and/or reading your Word. However, we, as Christians, may also want to consider opening our minds to additional coping strategies that will impact one’s spirit, body, and mind.
Staying busy, positive, and hopeful while you’re at home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic can help you maintain good mental and physical health.
Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.
You have to begin investing in self-affirmation ministry to yourself and build up the confidence muscles that may be feeble in you.
Dr. Neichelle Guidry, currently the Dean of the Chapel and Director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College, shares her authentic and uplifting approach to ministry, the new season of her podcast Modern Faith, and the woman she admires most in the Bible.
Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these stressful coronavirus times.
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 sometimes actual physical and financial obstacles to overall health.
Meditation removes us from the momentary, anxious world where we normally live and brings us to the timeless, serene world of the divinely empowered.
Just last week, it seemed OK to have lunch out or maybe meet up with friends for a game of pickup soccer. Now, in the fast-moving world of the coronavirus response, that’s no longer the case. More and better social distancing is required. But what’s still acceptable?
As the new coronavirus continues its spread through the U.S., the general public can look for guidance from millions of Americans with weakened immune systems who long ago adopted the rules of infection control that officials tout to avoid the contagion.
Immigrants experienced stigma and blame during the Ebola crisis when in fact many were instrumental in stopping the spread of the disease. A scholar who studied that response offers insights.
African American youth are at increased risk for death by suicide. An expert explains why it’s important to better understand the effects of racism, bullying and alienation on black youth.
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.
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!