About Dr. Shamard Charles

Dr. Shamard Charles is the executive director of graduate studies in public health at St. Francis College and sits on the Medical Advisory Board of Verywell Health (Dot Dash-Meredith). He is also host of the health podcast, Heart Over Hype. He received his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and his Masters of Public Health from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, he spent three years as senior health journalist for NBC News and served as a Global Press Fellow for the United Nations Foundation. You can follow him on Instagram @askdrcharles or Twitter @DrCharles_NBC.

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Ozempic, Wegovy, weight loss drugs, theGrio.com
June 20, 2023
You may have heard about Ozempic and other weight loss drugs that are being hailed as a miracle for those struggling with obesity.
March 14, 2023
Hughley, ambassador of the That’s My Word campaign, is getting the word out on the silent but deadly disease that hits Black people hardest.
February 1, 2023
Amazon could force Big Pharma to change its price-gouging ways by creating cost savings for those who can’t afford a hefty Prime subscription.
January 3, 2023
Football is a violent sport, one that comes with a risk of injury, but most people don’t imagine seeing a life-altering tragedy in real-time.
November 25, 2022
Preparing your mind and body before the season allows you to fully enjoy the holidays with the people you love most.
September 27, 2022
Stacey Abrams’ words were striking, even jarring, to pro- and anti-abortion advocates alike, but is there some truth to these comments? 
September 21, 2022
Yes, the death rate has fallen substantially since the vaccines arrived, but COVID isn’t done with us yet.
Children are surrounded by digital technology that is more accessible than ever, making it almost unfathomable to imagine a world without it.
As record temperatures soar around the globe, it’s hard not to think about the impact that climate change is having on the world.
July 24, 2022
Fifty years ago, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study was exposed. But we’re still dealing with medical racism today.
Many of us simply cannot relate to the pain, anguish and terror that anyone involved in a school shooting experiences.
July 20, 2022
The messaging around monkeypox has been confusing, to say the least. Some reports have downplayed the infectivity of this disease.
February 22, 2022
Dr. Paul Farmer, the co-founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health, unexpectedly passed away Monday in Rwanda.
February 3, 2022
Discriminatory hiring practices disenfranchise Black Americans, widening the wealth gap, leading to stress and poor health.
January 15, 2022
Conferring natural immunity by exposing oneself to omicron, the least deadly COVID variant, is more appealing in theory than in reality.
December 23, 2021
If you’re experiencing COVID fatigue, you may want to brace yourself because this virus does not appear to be going away any time soon.
Nick Cannon theGRIO.com
December 8, 2021
The news of the sudden passing of Nick Cannon’s youngest son, 5-month-old Zen Scott Cannon, has sent shockwaves through the media world.
December 1, 2021
Despite the obstacles Black adults face, understanding how your body changes over time can help you to maintain a healthy weight as you age.
Soul Food Thankgsiving Overhead with Fried Chicken, Cornbread, C
November 25, 2021
As Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaches, you may want to resist the temptation to over indulge in your holiday favorites.
Kyrie Irving thegrio.com
November 12, 2021
When we take our cues from athletes we undermine the years of hard work put in by medical and public health professionals.