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5 Tips for Better Financial Health

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

Ask the Doc…… I’m diabetic and hear of all sorts of serious foot problems that can occur. Can these be prevented?

Being aggressively proactive can and usually does make a world of difference in those with diabetes, and this is especially true of the many foot problems that do occur.

For Communities of Color, the Fight against Diabetes is Far from Over Patricia Maryland

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2014.

Where Thanksgiving calories hide – and how to burn them off

When you sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the cards will be stacked against your diet. Those favorite dishes are just so high in calories -- hello, stuffing and sweet potato casserole! -- and there are just so many ...

Ask the Doc…… “I have been told I have ‘bone on bone’ osteoarthritis in my knee. What does that really mean?”

There are many misconceptions regarding osteoarthritis. Primary among these is the concept that this disease is mainly due to age and excessive weight.

The Health Care Provider You Need to Know

With more than 11 million newly insured Americans, an aging baby boomer population and a growing number of chronic conditions, the American healthcare system is expected to make some major changes to accommodate the increasing number of people seeking healthcare.

Live To Tell—HIV criminalization, HIV prevention and Hypocrisy

Last month, I was asked to be interviewed by Fox 5 TV for a news story on an HIV+ man arrested for sexually exposing women to HIV without disclosing his status.

Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.

Today’s Aging Minorities Most Impacted by Poor Finances

Even as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, issues of race, class, and access remain recalcitrant barriers to elder security.

Detect, Destroy Mold for Better Health

Mold in your home is a serious matter that can cause not only substantial property damage, but also significant harm to your health. Any mold infestation requires immediate attention and cleanup, but it could be growing in a place you ...

Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body.

Healthy Living Can Be as Easy as 1-2-3

When it comes to your health, it’s not the time to test your luck. Taking proactive steps to limit your risk and help prevent disease is a better bet for overall wellness.

A New Tool that Needs New Methods: On Black Gay Men and PrEP

PrEP may be the most promising HIV prevention method since the early adaptation of condoms and safer sex by gay men.

ASK THE DOC…I was referred to a really good physician but he doesn’t take my insurance. What are your thoughts?

The number one question any physician’s office hears today is, “do you accept my insurance?” I have been in medicine nearly fifty years and can remember when physicians used to be interviewed by patients as to what their credentials were ...

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