Health & Wellness

The Association of Black Cardiologists Celebrates National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day to Encourage People to ‘Listen to Their Heart’

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Inc., is proud to participate in National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day—an annual campaign on February 22 to inform both patients and providers about the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease (HVD) and advocate for better access to life-saving treatment for communities of color. This marks the…

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Charleston VA hosts recruitment fair for nurses

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is hosting a nursing recruitment fair on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the medical center’s main auditorium, located at 109 Bee Street in downtown Charleston. Key areas and specialties that the hiring fair will focus on include: —Registered Nurses (Bachelors of Science in…

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Black Publishers Push for More Diabetes Awareness

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent On a mission to combat issues of diabetes, which disproportionately afflicts Black Americans nationwide, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association for more than 215 of the nation’s leading Black media companies, moderated a very important conversation surrounding the chronic condition and its ongoing negative impacts…

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Off-Setting Oral Health Disparities: Developing Good Dental Habits Early Among Low-Income Americans Can Prevent Long-Term Health Problems

The benefits of good dental care can result in more than just a pretty smile. And as National Children’s Dental Health Month gets underway, healthcare providers are encouraging parents to help their children develop good oral health habits that can lead to a lifetime of overall health and wellness. According to the Centers for Disease…

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Doctors, Lawyers with Monetary Motives Cause Painful Decisions in Women’s Health Care

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our healthcare system. The problem is growing worse now that there’s a group of trial lawyers eager to exploit female victims, under the guise of offering help.   Take for instance that roughly one-quarter of U.S. women suffer from pelvic floor disorders,…

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Trident Area Agency on Aging presents Welcome to Medicare Information Sessions

Trident Area Agency on Aging is hosting Welcome to Medicare Information Sessions throughout Berkeley and Dorchester counties. The sessions will be held every Wednesday from 10:00am-11:00am, February 6th thru May 8th. The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) representative will provide free Medicare Information Sessions. Trident Area Agency on Aging is a private not for profit…

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Red Dress Sundays Coming to Charleston in February

Until now, Red Dress Sunday, an annual event promoting awareness about women’s heart health among church congregations, has been confined to four U.S. states. The event began in February 2005 with three African American and Latino churches in Baltimore, Md., and has since grown to include more than 180 places of worship in Maryland, Delaware,…

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Make Better Brain Health Your Top New Year’s Resolution for 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million Americans by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you set your New Year’s resolutions for 2019, consider the following ways to maintain and improve your cognitive function. Research has shown lifestyle changes like improving diet and exercising regularly have helped drive down death rates…

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