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OPINION - Obesity is now classified as a disease. This was the final decision at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), the organization that represents doctors nationwide...
OPINION - In my own state of Florida, one of the worst hit by AIDS, not a single publicly funded syringe exchange program – one that exchanges used needles for new ones to injection drug users -- currently operates...
theGRIO REPORT- In African-American communities in New York, where diabetes is a chronic problem, the death rate is even higher. African-Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes...

ESSAY - The pressure of ordinary life is enough to cause you to lose your mind, so what causes a person living with a life-threatening blood disorder to take on a huge endeavor...
ESSAY - What about a child’s shot at the pros? Quick answer: much worse. For example, the boy who wants to be a pro baseball player has a 0.4 percent chance...
VIDEO - Today’s topic is nutrition. To gain weight, instead of eating three times a day, increase to five or more...

VIDEO - Actor Michael Douglas, who beat throat cancer two years ago, said in an interview published Sunday that his oral cancer was not caused by smoking and alcohol but from HPV...
The Black Girls RUN! Facebook page has over 70,000 "likes," and the Twitter feed has almost 17,000 followers.
theGRIO REPORT - Grilling is one of the simplest and healthiest ways to prepare a meal. In a matter of minutes you can grill up a culinary delight...

ESSAY - Clinical depression is not the same as the depression to which people refer to in everyday language to denote a state of temporary sadness. It means so much more...
theGRIO REPORT - High blood pressure is a practically invisible disease with a few subtle symptoms. But if not properly cared for, its progressive effects can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke even kidney disease...
theGRIO REPORT - With the announcement of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy, it leaves those without celebrity status wondering if genetic testing for breast cancer or preventative mastectomy is realistic for them...
theGRIO REPORT - Intensive workouts like P90X, CrossFit or Insanity can be good ways to jump start a fitness or weight-loss plan, but only with the right start...
theGRIO REPORT - Millions of OxyContin prescriptions are written each year and is an oft-abused medication. But, OxyContin is not alone. Nearly 1.8 million Americans were addicted to some form of prescription pain reliever...
ASK DR. TY - Fever is the most common reason parents bring children to emergency rooms, especially in the middle of the night. It’s responsible for 1.6 million pediatric ER visits and nearly one-third of pediatrician office visits...
theGRIO REPORT - If you visit a doctor’s office or hospital and you usually see stacks of manila folders with labels on them and loads of paper inside...
OPINION - As a mom, daughter, sister and friend, I can’t fathom any woman being able to afford being in the dark about the various forms of birth control available...
theGRIO REPORT - Musicians and dancers from high school marching bands stretched and rehearsed on the National Mall on Tuesday morning...
theGRIO REPORT - In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the Twitter chat held earlier today on cancer and African-Americans...
theGRIO REPORT - As she parses the details of being HIV-positive, Eva Fields, 37, lays out some essential facts: her infection is a notable marker of her personal health...