Health & Wellness

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get involved in prevention efforts, get tested, and get treatment

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is February 7. NBHAAD is a day to increase awareness about HIV among blacks/African Americans* and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested, and get treatment if they have HIV. HIV diagnoses have fallen in recent years among black/African American women (25% decline from 2010 to 2016)…

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Racism Prescribing Pain Medications

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Pain is a very real thing; but so is medical bias. I found out, first-hand, what I had read and heard about for a long, long time: Some doctors believe black people have an ability to be strong and tough out painful conditions, and therefore do not give them the meds…

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First Choice Fit Marcus Lattimore Associate Fitness Bootcamp Hits The Tri-county Area

The Xtra Inch, LLC, in partnership with Select Health of South Carolina’s First Choice Medicaid health plan, presents First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore Associate Fitness Bootcamp. Select Health associates, City of Charleston employees, and Charleston Water System employees are invited to join Marcus Lattimore, former South Carolina Gamecock running back and University of South Carolina director of…

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Getting Diabetes as We Get Older – There is Good News!

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – More and more, I am finding many people who as they enter their 6th decade, are finding new aches and pains that never existed before. Increasingly, many are finding something else that never existed before: diabetes. For most of these people, after a lifetime of enjoying reasonably healthy lives, seemingly…

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Majority Whip Clyburn Hails Passage of H.R. 3 Landmark Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn hailed House passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This landmark legislation gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies and extends those lower prices to Americans with private insurance too. “This is an important step toward providing American consumers…

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