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Michelle Obama Can Do A Lot More Push-Ups than Jimmy Fallon [Video]

Michelle Obama Can Do A Lot More Push-Ups than Jimmy Fallon [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 3:26PM

First Lady Michelle Obama made an appearance on Tuesday night’s “Late Night” and got in to a friendly competition with host Jimmy Fallon….

Topics: Health, /NOW

Should I Continue Supporting Komen? Here's How To Find Out

Should I Continue Supporting Komen? Here’s How To Find Out

by Kavita Das on February 8 2012, 9:22AM

With the dust settling on the Komen for the Cure controversy, Colorlines.com readers have asked, What do I do now? A former Komen program director and permanent women’s health advocate offers some next steps.

Topics: Health

CDC: 1 in 16 Black Men Will Be Diagnosed with HIV During Their Lifetime

CDC: 1 in 16 Black Men Will Be Diagnosed with HIV During Their Lifetime

by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 4:12PM

The impact of HIV has been devastating among black youth, with approximately 40 percent of new infections among blacks now occurring among those between the ages of 13 and 29.

Topics: Health, /NOW

House GOP Memo: 'Abortion Is Leading Cause of Death' for Blacks

House GOP Memo: ‘Abortion Is Leading Cause of Death’ for Blacks

by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 12:36PM

A new bill in the House, pushed by the GOP, would separately classify ‘black abortions’ from abortions in general.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, /NOW

Remember HIV/AIDS? It's Still Raging in the U.S. Infographic

Remember HIV/AIDS? It’s Still Raging in the U.S.

by Kai Wright, Hatty Lee on February 7 2012, 10:13AM

When times are tough, it’s easy to ignore things like health and wellness. We all know what happens when we do that in our personal lives—it comes back to haunt us. Same’s true as a society, and the U.S. AIDS epidemic is proof of that fact.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

Jerome Bettis's Hall of Fame-Worthy Fight to Save Kids From Asthma

Jerome Bettis’s Hall of Fame-Worthy Fight to Save Kids From Asthma

by Brentin Mock on February 3 2012, 10:01AM

“The Bus” is up for NFL Hall of Fame induction this Super Bowl weekend. Brentin Mock says his bold activism on behalf of EPA’s clean air rules is proof enough that he’s among the greatest.

Topics: Environment, Health

Why Komen's Decision to Pull Funding Is So Deadly [Infographic]

Why Komen’s Decision to Pull Funding Is So Deadly [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 2:21PM

African-American women are more likely than all other women to die from breast cancer.

Topics: Health, /NOW

The Tragic, Craven Undoing of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Noble Mission

The Tragic, Craven Undoing of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Noble Mission

by Akiba Solomon on February 1 2012, 10:01AM

Whether they like it or not, defunding Planned Parenthood’s breast health programs makes Susan G. Komen Foundation look anti-choice. And of course, poor women of color will suffer most.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Anti Choicers Pressure Pink Ribbon Organization to Nix Breast Exams for Poor Women

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 6:58PM

The nation’s largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the US., Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will cutoff grants made to Planned Parenthood that were mostly used for breast exams.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, /NOW

Bryant Terry's 'Inspired Vegan' Shows Healthy Food Isn't Just for White Folks

Bryant Terry’s ‘Inspired Vegan’ Shows Healthy Food Isn’t Just for White Folks

by Julianne Hing on January 26 2012, 9:00AM

The revolution begins at people’s kitchen tables.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Homelessness on the Rise for Female Veterans, African-Americans Hit Hardest

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 2:55PM

Last month the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that found the number of women veterans that are homeless has grown substantially and the majority are black women.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Bad and Good News on Women's Right to Reproductive Health

Bad and Good News on Women’s Right to Reproductive Health

by Akiba Solomon on January 23 2012, 9:21AM

The bad news: According to a new report, anti-choice laws hit a near-record high in 2011. The good news: The Obama administration didn’t buckle to conscience clause bullies hoping to deny women copay-free birth control.

Topics: Gender, Health, Personhood

Weight Watchers Goes After Black Males: Charles Barkley Star of New Campaign

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 3:56PM

Weight Watchers has launched a new campaign that goes after men with former basketball player Charles Barkley endorsing the weight loss program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

North Carolina Panel: Sterilization Victims Should Get $50K

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 12:55PM

If the legislature approves the panel’s recommendation it will mark the first time a state compensates victims of a once-common public health practice called eugenics.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan and the Battle Over Who Gets To Rule

Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan and the Battle Over Who Gets To Rule

by Victor Goode on January 9 2012, 8:58AM

As the Supreme Court prepares to take on a slate of big, history-shaping cases, the most weighty question is which justices will—or won’t—get to decide the outcome. Victor Goode explains the ethics fight that’s not going away any time soon.

Topics: Health, Politics

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 10:50AM

Poor education is partly to blame, with some tribal members learning about HIV and AIDS only upon diagnosis.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Mass. Supreme Court: Universal Healthcare Includes Legal Immigrants Too

Mass. Supreme Court: Universal Healthcare Includes Legal Immigrants Too

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 4:16PM

The state’s highest court has ruled that Massachusetts cannot prevent legal immigrants from enrolling in the state’s subsidized health care program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 1:50PM

A quadriplegic immigrant who became disabled while working on a roof died Sunday.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

Nick Cannon Joins 29 Percent of Black Kidney Failure Patients in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 1:58PM

The host of “America’s Got Talent” is in the hospital.

Topics: Health, /NOW

The 2012 Attack on Reproductive Rights Will Trade on Women of Color

The 2012 Attack on Reproductive Rights Will Trade on Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on December 20 2011, 9:57AM

2011 has featured a string of hard-fought, local battles to protect poor women’s access to reproductive health care. That won’t change next year, and poor women of color will again be in the crossfire.

Topics: 2012: What's Ahead?, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health