Angela Bassett works to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes

Angela Bassett wants to raise awareness for type 2 diabetes as her family has a history with the serious health condition. The 61-year-old actress has teamed up with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association for the Know Diabetes by Heart initiative, which aims to educate people on the causes and effects of type […]

Why you need Ayurveda

Have you ever heard of Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine? Here’s why you need to know about it: it helps you live a longer, happier and healthier life. Ayurveda is an ancient healing system stemming from India and is one of the oldest, most holistic ways to heal ailments in the world. Why haven’t you heard about […]

Tony Gillespie says Americans need to get involved with new health care plan

Tony Gillespie is now the VP of Public Policy and Engagement at the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) and his area of responsibility is “working with elected officials and the 22 agencies that IMHC funds to address all things policy, advocacy and related on the federal, county and municipal levels. This also includes oversight of […]

Check your family history for diabetes to know your risk

If you have a parent who is diabetic, there is a 50 percent chance you could become a diabetic. The sixth leading cause of death for people with diabetes is heart attacks and strokes. It is important to know your family’s health history. [jwplatform X2vUan8G]

La Rabida’s Dr. Anita Swamy on dad, rearing healthy children

Anita Swamy, M.D. Pediatric Endocrinologist Medical Director, The Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center at La Rabida Please explain how you were inspired to make a decision to work in the health field as a career choice? I was born in South India and moved to Boston when I was eight years old. In India, the sciences are […]

Paula Deen Has Diabetes, But Why Should Blacks Worry?

Paula Deen is best known for her delicious yet deadly Southern cooking. The celebrity chef has recently worked out a multimillion-dollar deal to be the spokeswoman for Novartis, a drug that treats diabetes. After much speculation and hearsay about Deen’s health, the Food Network star sat down with Al Roker from the “Today” show and […]