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University of Chicago Medicine is joining Family Connects Chicago to bring much-needed post-natal support to families with newborns on Chicago’s South Side. Provided in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), the program offers all parents with newborns free home visits from registered nurses shortly after birth. Family...
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Will test at churches, businesses By Chinta Strausberg As public health officials work to immunize the population, inequities in the rates of vaccination in communities of color continue to reflect disparities. To address these disproportions, health officials are establishing clinics and sites within the actual communities where disparities have persisted. The hope is...
Dr. DeLon Canterbury
By  Dr. DeLon Canterbury Overprescribing medications is a well-known problem within the U.S. health care system that surprisingly seems to get very little attention. The mismanagement of medications contributes to over $528 billion of wasted health care expenses, in addition to nearly 275,000 preventable deaths annually. Prescriptions are literally killing American...
In a retrospective study of individuals tested for COVID-19, vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient were associated with a lower risk of COVID-19. A new research study at the University of Chicago Medicine has found that when it comes to COVID-19, having vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient may lower...
Featuring Rock Musicians Rufus Wainwright, Lisa Loeb, Tim Reynolds and More The American College of Gastroenterology Invites All to “Tune It Up: A Concert To Raise Awareness” on March 31 Sinai Chicago’s Dr. Benjamin Levy is once again merging music and medicine in an effort to raise awareness of the importance...
Wendell Pierson
Dr. Wendell Pierson wants others to know “it’s safe” By J. Coyden Palmer With the Biden administration acquiring and distributing more COVID-19 vaccines, officials are now saying getting the Black community to completely buy-in” to the vaccination efforts is still a challenge. According to a CNN poll, 67 percent of...
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By Diane Pathieu and Michelle Gallardo, ABC7 Chicago health officials will give an update on the city's COVID vaccine distribution plan Wednesday, including when vaccinations will be expanded to the 1C group. The city is set to announce a March 29 start date for its next vaccination phase. In 1C more...
On Thursday, April 1st, join UChicago Medicine & Community Partners for a Virtual Community Grand Rounds about empowering older adults during a pandemic. Come have a conversation with community members and health professionals about issues around access to resources, social isolation, lowering healthcare cost, impact of vitamin D on health, COVID-19...
Illinois Department of Public Health acts in response to push by Black-led community-based organizations, service-providers, and state legislators to consider COVID-19 challenges The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reopened acceptance of grant applications on Monday, February 22, 2021 to the Illinois African American HIV/AIDS Response Act (AAHARA) funding after...
By Hazel Trice Edney   It was around 10 am about six months ago, August 18, 2020. Jamie and Tonya Nash and their two sons were in class and at work inside their house in Newnan, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. It was a scene being played out in millions of...