Health & Wellness

SC House Calls Brings Care Home

On July 15, 2018, LTC Health Solutions launched SC House Calls, a new in-home physician service which includes nurse practitioners across the state. With over 100 providers and a 24-7 call center manned by professional medical personnel, SC House Calls brings home-based palliative care and home-based primary care directly to the patient. In addition, LTC…

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JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change their Habits: Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Kevin Burns, the CEO of the e-cigarette technology firm JUUL Labs, said his company is dedicated to eliminating traditional cigarette smoking by offering existing adult smokers a real alternative to combustible cigarettes. The JUUL device uses an intelligent heating mechanism that creates an aerosol and is engineered to…

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Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Encourages Young People Living with Sickle Cell Disease to be Fearless

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent It has been over 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered in the United States. However, despite the many years of research and study, SCD still affects millions of people throughout the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Hindus welcome Trident Health for free Yoga Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston

Hindus have commended award-winning Trident Health hospital system for launching free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston, South Carolina. “A growing body of research indicates some children with special needs benefit from yoga…classes are appropriate for children who have high-functioning autism, high-functioning cerebral palsy, ADHD and ADD… If there’s an interest…

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SC African American History Calendar August 2018 Honoree: Burnett William Gallman, Jr.

Burnett William Gallman, Jr., an accomplished physician, has spent his life sharing knowledge with his community. He is also an avid music lover and performer. A native of Hartsville, S.C., he attended Morehouse College and graduated from Benedict College, where he earned a band scholarship. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical School (now Drexel University College…

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

During July’s National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) warns of the over-representation of minorities being potentially harmed by psychotropic drugs or electroconvulsive-electroshock treatment. The group sees that stigmatizing, racial-profiling-labels leads to minorities being a target for psychiatric treatment. According to IQVia Total Patient…

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Major AIDS Conference Aims To ‘Build Bridges’ Where Epidemic Still Surges

The International Conference on AIDS – the largest conference on any global health issue in the world – opens this week under the title “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges” With hundreds of scheduled talks and roundtables, AIDS 2018 has defined its goal as promoting human rights-based and evidence-informed HIV responses tailored to the needs of people…

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NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors…

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