Dr. Burnett stresses the importance of medical research to Black men’s health

Dr. Arthur Burnett received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Princeton University and medical degree and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins Medical School, he is the professor of urology. He specializes in prostate cancer, sexual health, avoiding dysfunction, and an array of other areas in men’s health. He received an American Foundation […]

Henrietta Lacks’ estate sues company for unlawful use of her cells

Henrietta Lacks’ estate filed a lawsuit against Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, for unjust enrichment from the nonconsensual use and profiting from her tissue samples and cell line. Henrietta Lacks was a Black 31-year-old woman who died in 1951 at John Hopkins Hospital from cervical cancer. Her cancer cells were taken […]

7 inventions by Black doctors that save White lives every day

There is more to history than being the first to do or achieve something. Unfortunately, many see the study of Black and African history in this myopic manner. To know about the influence of Blacks in the field of medicine, one needs to know more than the fact that James McCune Smith (1813–1865) was born […]

Closing the gap: Morehouse School of Medicine is shaping tomorrow’s leaders

Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta (MSofM) is known for its world-renowned school. But did you know that MSofM also offers an online one-year biotechnology master’s program and a 14-month health informatics master’s program? In fact, Intelligent.com ranks the school’s biotechnology master’s program No. 1 out of hundreds of programs nationwide. What is biotechnology? It […]

Dr. Robert Drummond discusses future of COVID-19 on AM Wake-Up Call

Dr. Robert Drummond, a Physician Scientist in Los Angeles, spoke with rolling out about the future of COVID-19. His passion for mentoring and recruitment led to numerous institutional diversity awards, including the David E. Rogers Award for Medical Professionalism and Community service. He shared that and more during our discussion on the morning show.

Black woman becomes 1st in US treated in late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial

Dawn Baker made history by becoming the first person in the United States to be treated in the phase three clinical trial of a vaccine for COVID-19. On Monday, July 27, 2020, Baker, who works as a news anchor in Savannah, Georgia, was injected with the vaccine, which was created by biotechnology company Moderna Inc., […]

Adrienne Walker, Ph.D., aims to leave legacy as successful Black woman in STEM

Adrienne Walker, Ph.D., is a South Jersey native who studies cancer biology. Walker has worked for several medical communication companies as a medical writer and publication manager. As a medical affairs manager, she was responsible for the scientific agenda of international and domestic medical education programs. Over the past decade, she has worked in medical […]

Vivian Bradley Johnson has spent 3 decades ensuring quality health care for all

Vivian Bradley Johnson is a senior vice president of clinical services at Parkland Health and Hospital System. In her role, Bradley oversees a $300 million budget and 1,700 employees in the pharmacy, radiology, respiratory, clinical dietary, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and laboratory services. The Lake City, Florida, native is a pharmacist by training, with a […]

Dr. Randy Hines II hopes his new novel changes views of common illnesses

Dr. Randy Hines II is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine. A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Hines holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Prairie View A&M University and a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky. After his schooling, he moved to Georgia, where he completed […]

Mel B feared blindness after suffering from eye herpes

Mel B feared that she had gone blind after suffering from eye herpes. The Spice Girls singer experienced temporary blindness and was hospitalized, according to People. The condition that Mel B suffered from is known as herpes keratitis, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It’s caused by herpes simplex virus, the same virus that causes […]

Mom drinks this herbal tea and gives birth to baby in withdrawal from opioids

For many, the appeal of natural remedies to various illnesses over traditional medication is an option. But now a popular herbal tea is in the spotlight because of serious aftereffects that have had at least four newborns showing signs of opioid withdrawal. What is surprising doctors is that none of these mothers have taken opiates […]

420 Day: If you are vaping, do it with Cobra Extracts oil

With the legalization of marijuana in many states, vaping is becoming a very popular option. Whether a person chooses an inexpensive vape pen or a more upscale vaporizer, for marijuana connoisseurs it is the preferred method of consuming marijuana. But not all vape oils are the same and some can leave a distinct aftertaste. This […]

420 Day: Top 16 most popular medical marijuana strains

420 Day is here and many people around the country are getting ready to smoke, vape and eat marijuana in its many forms. Now that California, Oregon, Colorado and other states have some form of marijuana legalization, there are a lot of choices of strains of the plant to enjoy. Here are some of the most […]

420 Day: A few facts about the marijuana plant

Many people who smoke marijuana often do not know that there are different strains and types of plants. Rolling out spoke with Cobra Extracts, which specializes in marijuana vape oil. Here are a few facts on marijuana. Marijuana comes in a variety of strains.  Those strains fall into three distinct categories. What are the differences? Indica– […]

Health care leaders come together for ‘Living the Dream’ dinner with chef Roble

The unexpected win of President-elect Donald Trump has left many wondering what the country will look like over the next four years. From immigration laws to world relations, no policy discussion has been left untouched. On Thursday, Nov. 11, Atlanta’s top leaders in medicine came together to discuss the future health care. Co-hosted by powerhouse husband and […]

Man’s penis amputated after he overdoses on Viagra to impress new girlfriend

A 66-year-old Columbian man was forced to have his penis amputated after he overdosed on Viagra. According to a report by La Nacion  newspaper, the man wanted to impress his new girlfriend by pleasing her sexually. He intentionally took more than the recommended amount of Viagra. As a result, his penis remained erect several days […]

Black History Month: Daniel Hale Williams

Often we are negligent  and prone to take things  for granted — two of which are the ability to attend schools and exceptional health care. That negligence is the central theme in the life of Daniel Hale Williams. Daniel Hale Williams was born on Jan. 18, 1858 in Hollidaysburg, Pa. He was the son of […]