US warns of risks with fibroid removal procedure

The Food and Drug Administration is warning American women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

Ask the Doc....'There Are Many Different Types Of Arthritis'

Q: “I was told that age has caused my arthritis. Then why do some of my joints hurt and not others?”

Former NFLer: Don't go through life exhausted

I wake up most days with the same goals in mind: Be a good husband. Show my children how much I love them. Perform my job the best I can. Enjoy life.

Ask the Doc....'Can my flat feet be related to the arthritis of my knees?’

Because many remain without symptoms for years, they are unaware of the real significance of flat feet. Some even joke about the fact that when their feet are wet, no arch can be seen at all. Others feel that since ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Georgians join thousands to beat the ACA Deadline

Georgians, along with tens of thousands of Americans, visited HealthCare.gov and flooded into ACA enrollment locations around the nation over the weekend, and more are doing so Monday, as the signup deadline approaches midnight for the federally-backed program.

Ask the Doctor.....‘Is it ever possible to actually increase your sports performance as you age?

Although we can’t stop the actual aging process, and there are obviously parts of us that don’t work as well as they used to, that doesn’t mean that we still can’t perform better in sports as we age.

Marijuana study in veterans wins US backing

The U.S. government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy.

Are African Americans skeptical of fed health insurance?

Despite the looming deadline of Monday, March 31, for enrolling in the federal government’s health insurance program, many African Americans have yet to do so.

Dead Mississippi man begins breathing in embalming room, coroner says

Even in the Bible Belt, coroners don't use the word "miracle" lightly.

Experts: Obesity often starts before kindergarten

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among children between ages 5 and 14, nearly 12 percent developed obesity - 10 percent of girls and nearly 14 percent of boys.

Republicans proposed mini-bailouts for Ga. hospitals

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama’s plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.

Serve a Satisfying Bowl of Soup this Winter

Chilly outside? Nothing warms like a steaming bowl of soup. If thoughts of a cozy and comforting pot of soup make you hungry, here is a recipe that’s short on time, but long on flavor and satisfaction.

Tobacco Settlement Proposal Excludes Black Media

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...