Health & Wellness

Fetter Health Care Network administers 2,493 COVID-19 tests in Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center, in partnership with Berkeley and Charleston County Municipalities and Government, operates a free mobile COVID-19 Respiratory Collection Test Site in both counties. Same-day testing is available; however, individuals are highly encouraged to get screened before arriving for quicker service by visiting FetterCovid19screening.org or calling 1-800-365-7410.  Between Monday, May…

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As Job Losses Mount, Palmetto Project Reminds Consumers that Affordable Health Coverage is Still Available

With unprecedented unemployment during this public health and economic crisis — including South Carolinians who filed 415,635 new unemployment claims between March 7th and April 25th — an estimated 375,000 will lose their job-based health insurance by June. Palmetto Project’s Insure SC team can help these people secure comprehensive and affordable coverage, but they must…

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Association of Black Cardiologists Creates COVID-19 FAQ Community Watch

May 18, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) issued patient-centered frequently asked questions (FAQ Community Watch) related to COVID-19 for its community health advocates and partners. The ABC created FAQ Community Watch to provide concrete and trustworthy information about the danger and challenges of the disease with particular attention to those with heart disease. ABC…

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Pros and Cons of COVID-19 Testing

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Late last month, the American Medical Association issued the following statement: “No therapies have yet to conclusively show effectiveness against COVID-19”. According to information on the CDC website, “Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test tells…

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Leading Black Beauty Brands Partner to Launch Beauty & Barber Relief Fund

May 20, the Bronner Bros Int‘l Beauty Show (BB) announced the launch of the BB Beauty & Barber Fund to provide relief to licensed cosmetology professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The collaborative effort will help support stylists, barbers, and others in the multicultural beauty industry, which has…

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The Black crisis in the midst of the coronavirus crisis

By Lisa Fitch, OW Editor-in-Chief Dr. Maulana Karenga, chair of the Department of Africana Studies at CSU Long Beach, wants the Black community to make sure that physical distancing during the pandemic does not interfere with relationships or establishing networks. “We’ve got to shop for each other, we have to pick up prescriptions for each…

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Fetter Health Care Network Partners with Berkeley & Dorchester Counties to open COVID-19 mobile testing sites

Dorchester County and Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center, have partnered to offer mobile COVID-19 screening and testing. The mobile site will rotate throughout various locations in Dorchester County beginning Monday, May 18. Screening and testing will be conducted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each site will be…

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