Climate Change is the Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time

Climate Change is the Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time

By Sunita Sohrabi | Ethnic Media Services NEW YORK — Climate change is a key social determinant of health, disproportionately impacting low-income communities and people of color. The numbers of heat-related deaths has been steadily rising, according to data from Health and Human Services. There were an estimated 1,602 heat-related deaths in 2021, 1,722 in 2022, […]

City Council Passes Bills to Survey Migrants’ Health Needs and Work Obstacles

City Council Passes Bills to Survey Migrants’ Health Needs and Work Obstacles

Editorial credit: Joseph Sorrentino / Shutterstock.com By Danel Parra, City Limits “We must accumulate data to understand how the city has supported work permit applications, entrepreneurship, workforce development initiatives, and access to health care in order to identify the gaps in our efforts,” said the bill’s sponsor, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. Lea la versión en español […]

“Championing Black Men’s Wellness: Heart, Body & Soul, Inc. (HBS) Announces 3rd Annual Black Man’s Health Festival June 2024”

“Championing Black Men’s Wellness: Heart, Body & Soul, Inc. (HBS) Announces 3rd Annual Black Man’s Health Festival June 2024”

Revitalizing Communities, One Heartbeat at a Time Brooklyn, NY – Heart, Body & Soul, Inc. (HBS), a Brooklyn-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, proudly announces its annual signature event, The Black Man’s Health Festival, slated for Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. This event epitomizes HBS’s dedication to empowering Black men, especially […]

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

By Amber Dance | Center for Health Journalism Black people feel left out of weight-loss drug craze. Weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have rapidly surged in popularity, but the benefits aren’t being distributed equally, reports Anissa Durham in a Word In Black–STAT collaboration. “Many Black Americans … worry that their community is being left behind,” Durham […]

Summer Group Wellness Coaching

Summer Group Wellness Coaching

You asked for it and it is happening! Summer Group Wellness Coaching is Starting in June. Saturdays: June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Click here to view all the details. SESSION #1 – I WANT TO BE HEALTHY -WHERE DO I START? SESSION #2 – MEAL PLANNING – WHAT DO I EAT? SESSION #3 – […]

Justice Sotomayor’s Health isn’t the Real Problem for Democrats − Winning Elections is

Justice Sotomayor’s Health isn’t the Real Problem for Democrats − Winning Elections is

Editorial credit: K2 images / Shutterstock.com By Kevin J. McMahon | The Conversation It almost sounds like a bad joke: What did the 78-year-old male senator say to the 69-year-old female justice? “RETIRE!” That’s effectively what happened recently when U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut suggested that Sonia Sotomayor – the first Hispanic and third woman Supreme Court […]

For-Profit Nursing Homes are Cutting Corners on Safety and Draining Resources with Financial Shenanigans − Especially at Midsize Chains that Dodge Public Scrutiny

For-Profit Nursing Homes are Cutting Corners on Safety and Draining Resources with Financial Shenanigans − Especially at Midsize Chains that Dodge Public Scrutiny

By Sean Campbell and Charlene Harrington | The Conversation The care at Landmark of Louisville Rehabilitation and Nursing was abysmal when state inspectors filed their survey report of the Kentucky facility on July 3, 2021. Residents wandered the halls in a facility that can house up to 250 people, yelling at each other and stealing blankets. One […]

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer Amongst Black and Immigrant Women

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer Amongst Black and Immigrant Women

By Pearl Phillip February is recognized as Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health and promoting measures to prevent heart disease. During this month-long observance, various organizations, healthcare professionals, and communities come together to educate individuals about the risk factors associated with heart disease and encourage lifestyle changes that can […]

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

By Selen Ozturk | January 9, 2024 | Ethnic Media Services A surging “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu and RSV threatens to overburden an already burdened U.S. healthcare system. At a Friday, January 5 briefing co-hosted by Ethnic Media Services and Blue Shield of California Foundation, medical experts discussed tripledemic predictions; the newest JN.1 strain of […]

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