health

It is never too late for you to decide to change your eating habits and work to improve your health.

High levels of cholesterol can lead to fatty deposits on the walls of your arteries. Over time, that build up can cause a narrowing or hardening of your arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Cholesterol is important for sustaining good health, however, high cholesterol can lead to heart disease, the leading cause of death of men and women in the U.S.

Research shows that men in general site these three reasons among the top reasons for not going to the doctor.

When it comes to living a healthy life, getting regular check-ups are a must, and there are two areas that African-American men should keep at the top of their lists.

Studies show that men, and especially African American men, don’t take their health as seriously as they should. That is one of the reasons why black women outlive black men by five to seven years.

On behalf of our Urban One family, it is my pleasure to announce the launch of our REPRESENT. Men’s Health initiative.

What are some symptoms of a stroke? Miss Community Clovia and Comedian Rodney Perry talk about his symptoms and surviving a stroke. Comedian, Actor and Stroke Survivor Rodney Perry was Miss Community Clovia’s guest on the Tom Joyner Morning Show today. Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in African-Americans. Perry is the guest […]

Though I’m only in my twenties, I’ve survived circumstances that would devastate most. At the tender age of nine, I was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. Less than two years later, I became the recipient of a heart and kidney transplant–all before my twelfth birthday. You would think that this medical saga would end […]

Girls need it. Boys need it. Whites, Blacks and Mexicans need it. Even thugs and Republicans need it. No matter who you are, we all need a good night’s sleep. But most of us don’t get it. Whether its hard to go to sleep, or you wake up a million times, or you get up […]

Michael Boylan is the founder of The Reach For Me Network, the first social media site created specifically for the parents and caregivers of children with special needs. He is the proud father of a son who has physical and cognitive challenges. He writes about his journey from life as a successful, Type A, married, […]

Dr. Rachael Ross is a a practicing board-certified family medicine physician and sexologist whose engaging manner and frankness has garnered comparisons to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. A pioneer of groundbreaking discussions about relationships, sex, health, abstinence HIV/AIDS prevention and comprehensive sex education for teenagers, Dr. Rachael has spread her message to audiences across the U.S. on television, […]