Selena Denise Judon-Monk

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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Black Voters

Toybox is an affordable iPhone & Android-driven 3D printer designed for kids

Toybox is a new 3D printer which recently launched on Indiegogo designed for kids and STEM-based education. Starting at $259, its creators hope this product bridges the tricky gap between affordability and quality. Many 3D printers on the market today struggle to hit that middle ground but Toybox …

A Dirty Little Secret: Why Cigarette Makers Are Embracing Nicotine Patches

Back in 1984, the war on smoking took a new turn when prescription nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, like nicotine patches and gum, were …

HIV Status of Thousands Revealed on Envelopes Mailed by Aetna

<i>This piece originally appeared on STAT News.</i><p>Thousands of people with HIV received mailed letters from Aetna last month that may have disclosed their …

Health Care

Taking selfies may help ward off dementia

Teaching older individuals to take selfies could help them ward off dementia, leading experts claim.<p>But elderly people are wasting their time playing …

Dementia
Public Health

Zika virus sexually transmitted in Florida, officials say

The first sexually transmitted Zika case of 2017 has been confirmed in Pinellas County, Florida, according to health officials.<p>The Florida Department of Health made the announcement Tuesday. Health officials stressed there is no evidence that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika anywhere in the …

Public Health
Public Health

What You Should Know About School Nurses

When your children are at school, you might expect that a school nurse will always be available to treat any health problems that arise. But …

Medicine
Genetics

FDA Plans to Regulate Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

For the first time in history the Food and Drug Administration plans to regulate the level of nicotine in cigarettes, attempting to bring it down to …

Public Health

Opinion: U.S. spends much more on health care than other developed nations

I am delighted that I’m not a health care expert. It allows me to opine without being constrained by complications.<p>Recently, I suggested that the …

Health Care

New Jersey Raises Smoking Age to 21 Years Old

New Jersey just raised the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21, joining California and Hawaii.<p>The new law was signed by Gov. Chris Christie and is set …

New Jersey

Drug-Resistant HIV Is On the Rise

In a new report, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that resistance to the drugs used to treat HIV is on the rise.<p>According to the latest WHO …

Public Health

Dying of AIDS in 2017

AIDS continues to kill: one million people died of the disease last year. The death rate remains shockingly high despite the availability of …

The Downside of the Explosion of Available Health Data

Before the Information Age, much of medicine was as much art as it was science. Physicians depended on their observational skills arguably more than …

How Gaining Even A Little Weight Can Affect Long-Term Health

Gaining even a slight amount of weight throughout adulthood may raise your risk for health complications as you age, according to a new …

The health care debate we should be having

There’s something wrong with our health care debates. Always in D.C., the big questions are about insurance: who has it, how they get it, how much …

Public Health

E-Cigs Vs Smokeless Tobacco And Cigarettes: Addressing Health Studies For And Against Vape Nation

It has long been known that cigarette smoking carries with it a substantial risk of heart disease and continues to be the number one cause of death …

Middle East

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

Parenting

Here’s how virtual reality can help fight disease

Last month, in a government building in Maryland, I put on virtual reality headset and got a glimpse of the future of medicine.<p>I was touring the …

Public Health

Watch: How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and …

Texas

Surprising numbers of kids at risk for toxic stress damage

Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood. It's unknown how many children and adults have been harmed by toxic stress but data show that many live in circumstances that experts say …

U.S. Census
Health Care
Health Care

This 6-Minute Core Workout Will Seriously Challenge Your Abs in a New Way

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Exercise
Health Care

Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request because of abuse

The maker of opioid painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because it's being abused.<p>Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills, approved for use in patients with severe, constant pain, after consulting with …

FDA

Avoid an E. Coli Infection From Flour

Food poisoning comes from more than undercooked meat, a study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine warns consumers.<p>Between …