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How Does Heart Disease Differ in Black Women?

Splashing a little bit of water on her face didn’t calm Shermane Winters-Wofford’s first date jitters. And then what she perceived as nervousness escalated into sweating and tightness in her chest. Although she didn’t experience the typical warning signs, Shermane was having a stroke. A stroke? How could it be? After all, she thought of herself …

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Black men’s prostate cancer may be more responsive to immunotherapy

Discovery paves way to precision medicine for prostate cancer in all races Northwestern University Increased level of plasma cells linked to improved cancer survival 1,300 prostate tumor samples studied Immunotherapy-based precision medicine clinical trials being developed CHICAGO— Black men die more often of prostate cancer yet, paradoxically, have greater survival benefits from immunotherapy treatment. A …

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L.A. Works to Combat Racial Inequities of COVID Vaccines

Black, Latino and Native American communities have been impacted the most by COVID-19, and yet they have the lowest rate of vaccinations in Los Angeles County. Officials are increasing efforts to fix the racial disparities. In an ideal vaccine rollout, Althea Darby would have been able to schedule a COVID-19 immunization appointment quickly and effortlessly. …

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Campaign to Combat Health Disparities in the Black Community

First of its Kind PSA Campaign to Combat Health Disparities in the African American Community   Dallas, TX (December 4, 2020) — VNR1 Communications today announced a partnership with the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) to release a nationally syndicated PSA campaign on the health issues that disproportionately affect the Black community. This partnership was …

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PSA Campaign to Combat Health Disparities

#NNPA BlackPress The African American Wellness Project Partners with VNR1 Communications in PSA Campaign to Combat Health Disparities in the African American Community   The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) has announced a partnership with VNR1 Communications to release a nationally syndicated Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign on the health issues that disproportionately affect the Black community. According to …

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Black scientist at ‘forefront’ of creating Covid vaccine

Anthony Fauci has praised the work of Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American scientist who the leading US public health expert said was “at the forefront” of the development of a leading coronavirus vaccine. In a conversation about mistrust of Covid-19 vaccines among Black people in an online forum with the National Urban League, Fauci said …

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How Can I Practice Better Self Care as a Parent?

It’s a balancing act …   Leesha E.C., MD, MPH Critically acclaimed author, feminist, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde boldly stated, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and this is an act of political warfare.” Whoa! Cue the mic drop. For so many of us, self-care indeed means bubble baths, mani-pedis, …

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Oakland physicians on COVID-19

How community health centers are serving Oakland through the crisis A ‘virtual roundtable’ with public-health experts from La Clínica de la Raza, the African American Wellness Project and Roots Community Health Center https://player.vimeo.com/video/406321531The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for front line healthcare workers across Oakland. But emergency-room nurses aren’t the only ones scrambling to …

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6 Signs You Have An Autoimmune Disease

Lupus. Multiple sclerosis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Sjogren’s syndrome. Rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmune hepatitis. Celiac disease. Crohn’s disease. Juvenile-onset diabetes. Most people are surprised to learn that these are all examples of autoimmune diseases. Although these diseases are common and relevant, it is usually not until celebrities announce that they have been stricken with an autoimmune disease that …

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