Womens Health News

Op-Ed: Why Black Women Die of Cancer

Published Friday, March 14, 2014
Since the early 1970s, studies have shown that black Americans have a higher death rate from cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. This is especially true when it comes to breast cancer. A study published last week in the journal Cancer Epidemiology found that, in a survey of 41 of America’s largest cities, black women with breast cancer are more»

Video: What Black Women Can Do To Decrease High HIV Rates

Published Thursday, March 13, 2014

Valerie Rochester, Programs Director of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, joins “The Russ Parr Morning Show” to discuss what Black women can do to decrease HIV rates.


Nutrition labels to get first makeover in 20 years with new emphasis on calories, sugar

Published Thursday, February 27, 2014

The ubiquitous nutrition label on food packages is about to get its first overhaul in 20 years


Court: No reprieve for Notre Dame on contraception coverage rule

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A federal appeals court has turned down the University of Notre Dame's request for immediate relief from complying with Obamacare provisions relating to contraceptive coverage.


The Bias Against Black Bodies

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Michael Dunn case has caused us to look once again at the American culture and criminal justice system, and many don’t like what they see.


Why Are African-Americans at Greater Risk for Heart Disease?

Published Monday, February 10, 2014

Four risk factors are the strongest predictors of heart failure:high blood pressure (also called hypertension), chronic kidney disease, being overweight, and having low levels of HDL, the "good” cholesterol.


Know the signs of heart disease, change your lifestyle - and stay alive

Published Sunday, February 9, 2014

Heart disease is still the nation’s No. 1 killer of women (and men). In fact, among women, 1 in every 3 deaths is caused by heart disease.


CVS Plans to End Sales of Tobacco Products by Oct. 1

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CVS/Caremark, the country’s largest drugstore chain, announced on Wednesday that it planned to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October.


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