“Championing Black Men’s Wellness: Heart, Body & Soul, Inc. (HBS) Announces 3rd Annual Black Man’s Health Festival June 2024”

“Championing Black Men’s Wellness: Heart, Body & Soul, Inc. (HBS) Announces 3rd Annual Black Man’s Health Festival June 2024”

Revitalizing Communities, One Heartbeat at a Time Brooklyn, NY – Heart, Body & Soul, Inc. (HBS), a Brooklyn-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, proudly announces its annual signature event, The Black Man’s Health Festival, slated for Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. This event epitomizes HBS’s dedication to empowering Black men, especially […]

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

By Amber Dance | Center for Health Journalism Black people feel left out of weight-loss drug craze. Weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have rapidly surged in popularity, but the benefits aren’t being distributed equally, reports Anissa Durham in a Word In Black–STAT collaboration. “Many Black Americans … worry that their community is being left behind,” Durham […]

Summer Group Wellness Coaching

Summer Group Wellness Coaching

You asked for it and it is happening! Summer Group Wellness Coaching is Starting in June. Saturdays: June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Click here to view all the details. SESSION #1 – I WANT TO BE HEALTHY -WHERE DO I START? SESSION #2 – MEAL PLANNING – WHAT DO I EAT? SESSION #3 – […]

Attorney General James Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Children from Harmful Effects of Asthma and Allergy Drug Singulair

Attorney General James Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Children from Harmful Effects of Asthma and Allergy Drug Singulair

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take urgent action to address the potential dangers of the asthma and allergy drug montekulast, known by the brand name Singulair. Singulair has been linked to harmful behavioral and mental health issues among children who use the drug […]

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer Amongst Black and Immigrant Women

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer Amongst Black and Immigrant Women

By Pearl Phillip February is recognized as Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health and promoting measures to prevent heart disease. During this month-long observance, various organizations, healthcare professionals, and communities come together to educate individuals about the risk factors associated with heart disease and encourage lifestyle changes that can […]

Protecting Individuals with Dementia from Wandering During the Winter: 4 Tips from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Protecting Individuals with Dementia from Wandering During the Winter: 4 Tips from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

NEW YORK (January 22, 2024)— To help families protect their loved ones with dementia from the potential dangers of wandering in cold winter areas, where frigid temperatures, snow, and ice create additional safety risks, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing four tips dementia family caregivers can use to reduce the chances of wandering and be […]

Long-Term Solutions to the Overincarceration of People With Mental Health Disabilities

Long-Term Solutions to the Overincarceration of People With Mental Health Disabilities

By Christina Stafford and Mia Ives-Rublee | American Progress Prisons and jails are some of the United States’ largest providers of mental health services.1 Every year, more than 2 million people with serious mental illnesses are booked into jail.2 The U.S. Department of Justice’s 2011–2012 national inmate survey reported that 1 in 7 people in state and […]