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Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Cedars-Sinai to train Black barbers in hypertension detection

The head of Cedars-Sinai’s hypertension center will use an $8.5 million grant to help train Black barbers to check men for high blood pressure, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Wednesday.

Caffeine affects teen boys more

Caffeine affects boys more than girls, but only after they hit puberty, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Moles may predict breast cancer risk

Skin moles may indicate a woman's risk for breast cancer, according to two studies coming out this week in the journal PLOS Medicine. More moles could mean a slightly higher risk, particularly in middle-aged women, researchers say.

When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

A teacher's state of mind may be key to preschoolers' behavior, a new study finds.

Five days to a fitter, healthier you

If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.

Natural remedy for hot flashes

Hot flashes can be one of the most uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, and so far western medicine has provided no cure.\

Fight back against spring allergies

Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ball games, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season.

Kidneybuzz educates the public on kidney disease and diabetes

Studies have shown that African Americans are at higher risk of contracting kidney disease and diabetes. Although they represent only approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population, 32 percent suffer with this condition. Also, they are more likely to have ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

CDC: Hospitals contributing to rise of superbugs

Health officials have long been warning us about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of drug-resistant “superbugs.” Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on how hospitals are contributing to the problem.

The Truth about High Blood Pressure

With February being Black History Month and Heart Awareness Month, it’s a good time to talk about something that uniquely impacts our community more than any other—high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults’ nerves on edge, just imagine how today’s overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel.