In honor of organizations that promote awareness, early detection and treatment, such as Susan G. Komen and Circle of Promise, BlackAtlas.com from American Airlines is dedicated to educating and empowering both women and men. A few facts: – Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women – An estimated 26,840 new cases […]

The number of Americans who report they have coronary heart disease – which includes heart attack and angina (chest pain) – continues to decline but rates vary widely from state to state and by race and ethnicity, according to a new report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for […]

Each day in this country we think about obesity. It has become an epidemic. Childhood obesity is even more shocking. Take a look at these two facts: Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. Keep reading to […]

From the perspective of black yogis, I wanted to focus on the complimentary benefits of Yoga’s spirituality to those with firm religious view points.  Some people have experienced conflict with their religious beliefs and the inaccurate perception of Yoga in modern society.  Yoga allows the body to relax and be of greater clarity to be […]

Are you at risk from listeria, the deadly bacteria now in the news because of contaminated cantaloupe? The death toll is rising in what is now the largest outbreak of food-borne illness in more than a decade. Listeria Outbreak Scares Nation The CDC announced Wednesday that 23 people have died from listeriosis, while another 116 […]

Certain everyday situations have huge potential for causing stress. But by being organized and easing up on self-imposed time pressures, you can dodge these situations and skip the stress. Sometimes, stressful situations occur because we let them — once you allow stress get to you, tension and anxiety can mount very quickly. Here are some […]

Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmentation of patches of skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. The incidence worldwide is less than […]

One of the most incurable forms of cancer remains brain cancer and the average brain cancer survival rate period is 1-2 years. Still today, there is no recognized cure for this disease. Although treatment helps to improve the condition of the patient a little, there is no guarantee that it will be cured. Eleanor Mondale,  […]

Most people associate heart attack symptoms with chest pain, pain in the shoulder, or other well-known signs.There are others clues that you might be in midst of a severe attack. Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies — every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1 or […]

Nearly 8 in 10 Americans drink coffee.  Are you one of the 8 out of 10 drinkers? Regular coffee drinking can have some negative effects on your health, but they can also encourage great things. FDA Approves Freezing Love Handles Off Just like anything else in life there are pros and cons. Here are the […]