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P.M. Dawn’s Prince Be Passes Away At Age 46

Diabetes has claimed the life of another member of the Hip-Hop community. P.M. Dawn's Prince Be passed away earlier today, at the age of 46, from renal kidney disease. According to TMZ, the condition was a result of complications related to diabetes. Yo! Former MTV Host Doctor Dré Wants to... Read more

Yo! Former MTV Host Doctor Dré Wants to Take Diabetes to Task

2016 is already a watershed year for diabetes awareness in the Hip-Hop community, and it's less than halfway through. Phife Dawg's untimely passing in March from complications related to the illness coupled with Freeway's very public campaign for education about kidney disease has brought discussions about diabetes and its related... Read more

A Proposed Tax on Soda Is Proving There’s No More Room for Sugar-Coating

Sugar has developed a bad rap in recent months. While it's always had its fair share of critics, its negative effects on health seem to populate more headlines today than they have in previous years, particularly to those who don't closely follow health-related topics in the media. But even for... Read more

Nutrition Facts Labels Are Getting Renovated to Reflect Growing Health Concerns

In 1994, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring companies to label packaged foods with the "Nutrition Facts" label, under the Nutrition Label and Education Act of 1990. Since then, the nutritional content of everything from chewing gum to gourmet jars of pesto became well known, thanks... Read more

Freeway’s Battle Against Kidney Disease Is the Subject of an Inspiring New Film (Video)

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 4.5 million adults in the United States suffer from some form of kidney disease. Artists like Nick Cannon, Natalie Cole, and Tracy Morgan suffered and continue to suffer with kidney-related illness (also known as renal disease), and it's... Read more