Health & Wellness

Gentrification Threats Against Housing and Health in the U.S. Capital is a Microcosm for the Nation

By Barrington M. Salmon (TriceEdneyWire.com) – By many measures, the revitalization of neighborhoods across Washington, D.C. has been a windfall for the city. Fueled by higher tax revenues and property values, the city is awash in construction cranes, new libraries, restaurants and retail, and more than 70 miles of bike lanes—all welcomed signs of gentrification…

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Actor and Comedian Chris Tucker Partners With The Prostate Cancer Foundation During National Minority Health Month to Create Awareness About the Increased Risks for African-American Men and Challenges Them to “Know the Numbers”

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has announced that actor, comedian and humanitarian Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) will join its National Minority Health Month initiative as a spokesperson to raise awareness about the significant disparities that exist between men of African descent and other ethnicities as well as raise awareness about risk factors associated with the…

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The Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Students from across the country walked out of class on March 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. to protest gun violence and demand new legislation. The students left classes for 17 minutes to commemorate the 17 lives lost in the Parkland school shooting. Some even left for 18 minutes to acknowledge…

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Opens Doors

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic opened doors to a brand new facility located at 3226 Maybank Highway, Building C, on March 6th. After closing clinic operations for 5 days to accommodate the move, staff and volunteers celebrated the opening of the seven exam room medical clinic with cheers and hugs as doors opened for the first day. A…

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Scholarships Awarded To MUSC Students

At their March 11 Annual Doctor’s Day Program the ACCMDPA awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to Ms. Ka’La D. Drayton and Mr. Austin T. Merritt, minority students at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Ms. Drayton is from North Charleston, SC and is enrolled in the College of Medicine. Mr. Merritt is enrolled in the…

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Cuban MDs Head to Kenya to Teach and Learn

Following a health agreement signed last year, 100 Cuban doctors will travel to Kenya to fill gaps in specialty care at Kenyan hospitals. Fifty Kenyan doctors will be sent to Cuba for specialized training. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki said the visiting personnel would include critical care physicians – family physicians, physicists, oncologists…

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With oneSCDvoice, People Living with Sickle Cell Disease Have an Online Community to Call their Own

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire People living with sickle cell disease (SCD) fight a lifelong, uphill battle against severe pain, isolation and a medical establishment often ill-equipped to offer compassionate, informed care. That’s why Pfizer Inc., partnered with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) to create, oneSCDvoice, a digital platform that provides…

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