Why are we still questioning vaccines?

Measles cases have cropped up across 12 states over the last ten weeks – nearly two decades...

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

State hires new health care company for inmates

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for...

Average runner ‘has never been slower’

Statistician cites overall decrease in health as one reason Americans are slowing down. BY JEFF STRICKLER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS If you’re planning to enter a race, allow a...

Attorneys alerting Black women about Johnson & Johnson baby powder

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben...

‘Gaming Disorder’ recognized as a mental health condition

BY HOWARD COHEN MIAMI HERALD / TNS The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to officially recognize that playing video games too often could be a...

‘Disrespected’ disease

Sickle cell patients survive despite challenges BY ERIN N. MARCUS KAISER HEALTH NEWS / TNS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – When Janoi Burgess was a child, he thought doctor...

Kids still being poisoned by laundry detergent pods

DREAMSTIME/TNS Parents urged to use liquid or powder detergents if they have children under 6 years old. BY...

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. That’s...

SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

The imagination and desperation of enslaved Africans forever changed the way the American South cooks and eats. But there’s an unhealthy price to be...

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