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The Food And Drug Administration Is Taking Aim At Menthol Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration want to snuff out menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars which are popular with Blacks, but they have a strong supporter in Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network.

Women Find A Winning Solution In Dealing With Hair Loss

Don’t call your girlfriends or don’t go to YouTube University. You need to go to someone with board certified credentials,” stresses Dr. Linda Amerson, PhD, IIT, Tect, CCHHP/Scalp Doctor and Holistic Health Practitioner, who also is the owner of LA’s Hair and Scalp in Arlington, Texas. She adds that some of the warning signs that something is going on with your hair are: strains of hair on your vanity, substantial amounts of hair in your brush or strains of hair in the shower.

Innovative Health Program Provides Alternative For Sick Employees

When Dallas-based Hardies Fresh Foods executives entered into an arrangement with Hamilton Health Box, it was seen as not only a cost-saving measure but also an investment in the more than 400 employees at the Dallas-based company. During a recent visit to Dallas, Dr. Glenn Davis talked about how the Houston-based company that specializes in mobile clinics is helping companies and their employees along with their families by setting up offices on the premises to provide medical care.

Children Get Long Covid, Too, And It Can Show Up In Unexpected Ways

Almost 13 million children have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Studies suggest that between 2% and 10% of those children will develop long Covid- indefinite symptoms- but the number may be larger.

Newer, Fitter Descendants Of Omicron Variant Begin To Drive Their Own Coronavirus Waves

There's no denying the numbers: Even with spotty reporting, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the United States.

Black Doctors Say They Face Discrimination Based On Race

Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital. But he says he faced racial discrimination that led to his firing and has prevented him from working elsewhere.

Scientists Say They Have Nailed Down The Ideal Amount Of Sleep In Middle And Old Age

New research has found that around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night's rest, with insufficient and excessive sleep associated with a reduced ability to pay attention, remember and learn new things, solve problems and make decisions.

America’s Teens In Crisis: Mental Health Disorders Now Biggest Concern

“The mental health of Black American youth “was in crisis long before COVID-19 devastated the world, but no national public health crisis was called.”

The Brain Shrinks By Five Percent Beginning At 45, Experts Say Banish The Distractions

Excerpt: Aging shrinks the brain by about 5 percent between age 45 and 60. AARP writer Sari Harrar notes that, while that might sound small, it could help explain why the ability to pay attention and tune out distractions begins to decline before age 50. “Around then, your brain also has to start coping with the full catastrophe of midlife.”

Dr. John H. Vassall Receives National Award From The American College Of Physicians

Dr. John H. Vassall II has been awarded the Steven E. Weinberger Award for Physician Executives/Leaders by the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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