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Check Your Breast
March 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released that Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. One in eight women born today will have breast cancer in their lifetime, however, many women still lack proper education on breast health.   ... read more »
Keeping Your Brain Healthy – Small Changes Today May Help Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Tomorrow
March 9, 2022
Your brain is an amazing organ. It helps you walk, talk, think, eat, breathe, and remember things. It works all day and night, silently in the background. It is a body part that is critical to life, but we don’t often think about what we can do to keep our brains healthy.   ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: I Cry For Black Men and Their Health
September 30, 2021
Unfortunately, death becomes an unwanted visitor to our homes and family leaving pain, suffering and hurt. Last week my oldest male cousin on the paternal side of my family, Benny Rene Harris, passed away. We were both raised by our grandmother, but due to our age difference we spent limited time together. Like many of us, Ben’s life had many ups and downs, highs and lows, sorrows, and setbacks. But I am proud to say during the last decade of his life, he truly dedicated his life and work to serving the Lord.  He was active in his church and various other ministries extending his gifts and talents anyway and anywhere he could.  Over the years Ben and I had established a routine of checking in weekly to see how the other one was doing and what was going on in our lives.  One day he shared with me that he was not feeling well and that something was wrong. I urged him to go to the doctor and get checked out.  For some reason many men, especially Black men hesitate to go to the doctor. After getting checked he found out that he was struggling with various illnesses including cancer. ... read more »
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Ex-NBA Coach Spreads the Word About Rare Heart Disease Affecting Blacks
May 13, 2021
ATTR-CM) is an underdiagnosed and potentially fatal disease, according to the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. ... read more »
Bloomberg Philanthropies Strives to Increase Black Physicians by Donating to Historically Black Medical Schools
September 10, 2020
Inequality in education is one of the most fossilized civil rights issues that one can still witness today. There is a lot of discourse and imbalance found in the unequal funding and lack of federal or state priority within community-driven colleges of color. Recently, there has been meteoric change in social awareness, which is bringing more light to the current state of the educational system for people within the Black Community. ... read more »
A Glimpse of African American Health Care Needs
June 28, 2018
Some healthcare providers say African Americans have never been healthier, while others claim they have never been more at risk.  Still others marvel over African Americans having been able to survive at all. ... read more »
Poll: 70 percent of Marketplace Enrollees Satisfied with Obamacare
November 30, 2017
Many consumers still plan on signing up for healthcare during the open enrollment period ... read more »
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