Health & Wellness

Mental Health Town Hall Meeting Reveals Need For Increased Funding

By Barney Blakeney Charleston Sen. Marlon Kimpson November 11 held a town hall meeting to discuss mental health issues in our community. It’s an issue that doesn’t just affect the Black community, he said, but one that transcends race, economic and social status. However, it is one to which government has given too little priority. The…

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ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends December 15

By Cash Michaels, contributing writer The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Nov.1st, and is scheduled to end Dec. 15th, for those hoping to qualify for health care coverage beginning January 1, 2018. The Trump Administration, which has made no secret of its wish to “repeal and replace”…

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Forget Me Not, an Award-Winning Stage Play on Alzheimer’s Disease, to be Presented at Royal Missionary Baptist Church

Saturday, November 11, AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s network, will present the national award-winning play, Forget Me Not, at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church (1807 Pearson Street) from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The play, directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me Not Project, takes the audience into the life of a family facing Alzheimer’s disease and shows the disease’s impact on relationships…

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Majority Of Americans Have Astounding Knowledge Gap About The Realities Of Alzheimer’s And Caregiving

The majority of Americans, particularly women, are dramatically uninformed about their vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and don’t realize that there are steps they could be taking today to protect their brain health, and are unprepared for the long-term care needs associated with the disease. Many, in fact, incorrectly believe that they don’t have to worry…

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Report: Women of Color Underrepresented Among Doctors, Face Major Barriers

A new report from The Greenlining Institute and the Artemis Medical Society finds that women of color are severely underrepresented among U.S. physicians and face serious barriers to entering medicine and succeeding in the field. This, in turn, means millions of Americans of color lack access to culturally competent care from a provider with whom…

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Compassion & Choices Launches African-American, Latino Leadership Councils

To commemorate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Compassion & Choices today announced the launch of its African-American and Latino Leadership Councils as part of its expanding outreach to all Americans nationwide about their end-of-life care options. These options include hospice, palliative care and medical aid in dying. The councils are an extension of Compassion…

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