Health & Wellness

NFL Broadcaster Solomon Wilcots and Emmaus Life Sciences Kick Off “Sideline Sickle Cell” Campaign during National Minority Health Month

Emmy Award-winning NFL broadcaster Solomon Wilcots and Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc recently announced the launch of Sideline Sickle Cell, an educational campaign designed to raise awareness and drive discussion about recent and future treatment innovations for sickle cell disease (SCD) among physicians, patients and their family members as well as other members of the SCD community in the…

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The ARK Offers New Class to Teach Proactive Tools to Maintain Optimum Brain Health

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services has created a new class, “The Navigation Club,” designed to support brain health through engaging members in five important content areas: socialization, mental agility, physical activity, spirituality, and nutrition. Anyone wanting to maintain and improve their memory is encouraged to attend. This class meets weekly on Fridays, starting on…

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Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly White

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Clean drinking water. Lead paint abatement programs. Affordable energy bills. These are the day-to-day environmental justice issues that are vital to the health and financial well-being of communities – especially low-income families. But as environmental battles rage across the country, thousands of African-American children and adults are paying a…

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Comparitively Few African-Americans Make End of Life Plans; But No One Gets Out Alive

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The entire lifespan of most African Americans is consumed by efforts to overcome obstacles, inequality, and in many cases, institutional racism. The most difficult point in this most tiring journey is often the end-of-life. For the disproportionate number of us is when death is accompanied by the dilemmas around how…

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Stars Raise Awareness About Prostate Cancer During National Minority Health Month

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) this week announced the kick-off of its new national “Know the Numbers” campaign to raise awareness about how prostate cancer disproportionately affects African American men, who are 76 percent more likely to be diagnosed than men of other ethnicities, 2.2 times more likely to die of the disease and are 23% more likely…

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African-Americans and Social Determinants of Health: Is it Race? Or is it Racism?

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – There is no disagreement that African-Americans have worse health outcomes across the board when compared to other races. Researchers, scientists, sociologists, and doctor all agree. Data and statistics reflect the dismal reality that if you are African-American, you will be more likely to die at birth, die giving birth, grow…

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DHEC Partners with Veterinarians to Offer Low-cost Rabies Vaccinations

Several South Carolina veterinarians are partnering with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) this spring to help pet owners protect themselves, their families, communities and pets from rabies. Participating veterinary practices are offering low-cost vaccinations during spring rabies clinics beginning this week. State law requires that all pet cats, dogs and ferrets…

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