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Diabetes: Do you Have Diabetes? Are You at Risk?

Diabetes: Do you Have Diabetes? Are You at Risk?     By Rhonda Moore Johnson, M.D., M.P.H. , medical director,...

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month -Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda M. Johnson

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month  Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda M. Johnson   Chances are...

 

Protect you and your family from the flu this fall-Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda M. Johnson

  Protect you and your family from the flu this fall Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda M. Johnson   As your...

 

Allegheny General Hospital Embarks on Landmark Study of Heart Disease in African American Community

Allegheny General Hospital Embarks on Landmark Study of Heart Disease in African American Community     Allegheny...

 

Regina Benjamin Claims Hair Care Keeps Black Women From Exercising

Regina Benjamin Claims Hair Care Keeps Black Women From Exercising     Regina Benjamin, surgeon general,...

 

Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic among minority children, starting with school lunches – Highmark’s efforts to change the way our children eat

  Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic among minority children, starting with school lunches – Highmark’s efforts to...

 

CMU School of Design, Eat'n Park Restaurants Launch Innovative Partnership To Fight Childhood Obesity

CMU School of Design, Eat'n Park Restaurants Launch Innovative Partnership To Fight Childhood Obesity Program To Share Fitwits™...

 

Oral health: It’s more than a beautiful smile

  Oral health: It’s more than a beautiful smile   Let’s face it. We sometimes take oral health for granted...

 

Black Youth Targeted In Menthol Cigarette Marketing

Black Youth Targeted In Menthol Cigarette Marketing   Neighborhoods in California with a high population of African-American students...

 

Let’s Talk About Men’s Health: Take Steps Toward a Healthier You -Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Highmark medical director

  Let’s Talk About Men’s Health: Take Steps Toward a Healthier You Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Highmark...

 

Maternal Mortality Rates Are Increasing For American-American Women

Maternal Mortality Rates Are Increasing For American-American Women By Marjorie Valbrun America's Wire Dr. Kerry M....

 

Remarks by the First Lady at Food Icon Announcement

Remarks by the First Lady at Food Icon Announcement United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.   On June 2, First...

 

Highmark Inc. is first Blue Cross Blue Shield plan to receive NCQA Distinction in Multicultural Health Care

  Highmark Inc. is first Blue Cross Blue Shield plan to receive NCQA Distinction in Multicultural Health Care    ...

 

A Wake Up Call: Play it Smart. Take Care of Your Heart-Expert advice from Highmark medical director, Dr. Rhonda Johnson

  A Wake Up Call: Play it Smart. Take Care of Your Heart Expert advice from Highmark medical director, Dr. Rhonda Johnson...

 

Racial Battle Fatigue’ Seems to Fuel Anxiety Disorder Among African-Americans

Racial Battle Fatigue’ Seems to Fuel Anxiety Disorder Among African-Americans By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor...

 

For the sake of your health – making the most of your doctor’s appointment -Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Highmark medical director

  For the sake of your health – making the most of your doctor’s appointment Expert advice from Dr. Rhonda Johnson,...

 
 

Edible Schoolyard documentary explores America’s childhood obesity epidemic

  Edible Schoolyard documentary explores America’s childhood obesity epidemic   – An award-winning...

 

Pitt Researcher Receives NIH Funding For Technology-Enhanced Weight-Loss Program

Pitt Researcher Receives NIH Funding For Technology-Enhanced Weight-Loss Program IDEA will test whether the use of...

 

Nearly 1 in 8 Births in PA Is Premature

Nearly 1 in 8 Births in PA Is Premature   The percentage of premature births in Pennsylvania is declining but not enough to prevent...

 

Gene linked to worsening kidney disease in African-Americans-Variant MYH9 gene is found in 55 percent of black patients in kidney disease study

Gene linked to worsening kidney disease in African-Americans Variant MYH9 gene is found in 55 percent of black patients in kidney disease...

 
 
 

Seniors With Healthy Bones Can Reduce Risk of Osteoporosis and Avoid Falls

Seniors With Healthy Bones Can Reduce Risk of Osteoporosis and Avoid Falls     Expert advice from Dr. Judith Black,...

 

Take charge of your health by having an active role in your medical care - By Rhonda Moore Johnson, M.D., M.P.H. -Medical Director, Highmark Inc.

Take charge of your health by having an active role in your medical care     By Rhonda Moore Johnson, M.D., M.P.H....

 
 

TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING-Poorly Maintained or Malfunctioning Heating Systems Are Often to Blame

  TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING Poorly Maintained or Malfunctioning Heating Systems Are...

 

Robots to Help Children With Autism

Robots to Help Children With Autism      -- Interbots, Inc., a high-tech spin-off company associated with the...

 

Pennsylvania More Obese Than Nat'l Average

Pennsylvania More Obese Than Nat'l Average   A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 28% of...

 

81% Support Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania Survey

81% Support Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania Survey   Some Pennsylvania legislators are pushing for a bill that...

 

New Poll: Adults Working With Youths Say Minority Children Face More Obstacles to Health and Success than White Counterparts

New Poll: Adults Working With Youths Say Minority Children Face More Obstacles to Health and Success than White Counterparts  ...

 
 

Study Finds Greater Risk of Infection among Blacks

Study Finds Greater Risk of Infection among Blacks   A study out of the University of Pittsburgh published today in the...

 

Prostate Cancer and African Americans

Prostate Cancer and African Americans Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. While it...

 

AGH studies show high rates of poorly controlled asthma among inner-city Pittsburgh children; make connection between Vitamin D deficiency and asthma

AGH studies show high rates of poorly controlled asthma among inner-city Pittsburgh children; make connection between Vitamin D deficiency and...

 

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