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The third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States is colorectal cancer. African Americans are at higher risk for the disease, and some 2019 statistics show incidence rates were 24 percent higher among Black men and 19 percent higher in Black women....
Chicago-based, social entrepreneur makes third city-wide tour-stop in Bronzeville WHO: Build Bronzeville; BoxvilleChi; Urban Growers Collective; Chicago-based social entrepreneur Dinai Yelverton of The uDe Agency; Dr. Stephanie Johnson of the Plano Child Development Center; community members WHAT: Boxville’s Weekly Community Day WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2020; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. WHERE: Boxville (Parking Lot)...
Health Officials: No Reason to Believe General Public was Exposed The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security are notifying the public that two staff members at a recent Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Harvey have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals...
By Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ Facing a hospital closure on Chicago’s South Side next year in the middle of a pandemic, two midwives are hoping to fill part of the void for mothers-to-be. They want to open a freestanding birth center, where women could deliver their children in a full-size bed at...
Faith in Place Action Fund and Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation are hosting a virtual panel facilitated by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III on August 24 at 7:00 PM CST exploring how faith leaders can advocate for public health to move beyond militarized policing and build flourishing communities. Faith-based organizations Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (S.O.U.L.) and Faith in Place Action Fund are hosting a panel at 7:00 p.m. CST on August 24...
More than 90 percent of the systematic reviews in the Scientific Report by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee did not account for race, ethnicity, and/or socio-economic status. Moreover, they relied on predominantly white populations that are questionably generalized to the broader U.S. population. These findings come from an...
Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital to test the new COVID-19 vaccine Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital announced the start of Phase 3 of the Pfizer vaccine trial at the hospital on August 18. This groundbreaking study is intended to be one of...
Innovative Preventive Care Concept Seeks to Revolutionize Health and Wellness Care in Illinois, and Beyond While Reducing Disparity in Health Care with ‘The SIMPCO Solution’ As an accomplished emergency room physician, Dr. Jeffrey E. Sterling witnessed firsthand the outcomes of a healthcare system that’s been historically reactionary—responding to patients only...
By Keisha L. Jackson As scientists around the world hurry to find a cure for the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important not to “forget” the looming worldwide dementia epidemic. Every three seconds a person is diagnosed with a form of dementia. By 2030, an estimated 82 million people are projected...
The National Medical Association (NMA) has installed Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion and the chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, as its 121st president. The NMA serves as the oldest and largest collective voice for parity and justice for 50K...