American Cancer Society announces new diversity in cancer research program

The fund will create a permanent umbrella to develop initiatives to support researchers of color and increase diversity in cancer research and patient care

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

(Family Features) Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing ...

February is Cancer Prevention Month; thankfully there’s some good news

February is Cancer Prevention Month, and with that comes the need to express how important it is to visit your doctor and get screened for this disease should you feel ill or are in pain.

What young Black adults are saying about getting the COVID-19 vaccination

Young Black adults stand in a unique position— their race makes them disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 but their age makes them less likely to suffer severe symptoms if they contract the virus.

Black physician’s call to people of color: Trust the vaccine and get your shot

As a physician of color, I am well aware of the history of scientific experimentation in the African American community.

Baltimore County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form

In preparation of beginning Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows County residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when ...

Howard County Health Department Expands Staffing for Large-scale Vaccination Efforts

In response to the need for large-scale community COVID-19 vaccinations, the Howard County Health Department is working with Howard County Government, partner agencies, volunteers and students to expand its vaccination workforce. Ongoing staff recruitment, hiring and training efforts will ensure ...

Black engineer launches simple cleaning product

Houston— Engineer and entrepreneur Devon Fanfair has proudly launched his sanitizing product, Just Wipes to help consumers “Live Life Clean.” A serial entrepreneur, Fanfair is also the co- founder of the Venture Capital & Private Equity firm, Devland and has ...

Governor Hogan and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announce new special enrollment period

Baltimore— Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new special enrollment period in which all uninsured Maryland residents have the opportunity to enroll in health coverage now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent rise in the positivity rate throughout ...

At-risk populations need to be priority beyond vaccine

“If ICER’s valuation methods continue to gain clout, vulnerable groups may find that the medication upon which they once relied is no longer covered by insurance. Meanwhile, the prospect of advancing innovative new treatments that benefit Americans with chronic illnesses, ...

A Shot At Getting Past the COVID-19 Pandemic First UMMS Frontline Healthcare Workers Receive COVID-19

Includes African American nurse and a doctor

Black Woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Developed the Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease doctor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed the African American community’s fears of accepting the new coronavirus vaccine.

It’s Simple— People Should Receive the Care They Need When They Need It

The need for affordable, reliable and accessible healthcare coverage is now more important than ever. State health insurance exchanges are increasingly critical given the impact of the COVID pandemic.

What physicians have to say about COVID-19 vaccinations in Black communities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that African Americans are disproportionately impacted and twice as likely to die from the coronavirus.