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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.

What black men need to know about prostate cancer

In the United States, an estimated 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 33,330 men will die from the disease this year1.

Enrollment for State Health Insurance Marketplace open through December 15 for 2021 plans

Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace is open for the enrollment season. The online marketplace, MarylandHealthConnection.gov, will provide a one-stop shop for Marylanders to compare and select private health plans through December 15, 2020 for coverage that starts ...

The Power of Trust and Truth: Getting and sharing facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color

COVID-19 has killed more than 230,000 people in the United States, and the death toll continues to rise at a rate of about 1,000 per day. We know, however, that families and communities don’t count their losses in thousands or ...

Cancer Screening in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 has proven to be a year like no other. Restrictions related to COVID-19 have created many challenges to daily life, including access to routine health care services like cancer screenings.

New magazine focuses on mental health and challenges of COVID

Jamie Rockymore-Bess is adamant that it’s time to “stop the stigma and talk about mental health.

Baltimore area radio host pens first book, ‘Last Request’

Ulysses “Stretch” Garrett has been blessing the airwaves in Baltimore and across the country for over two decades now. He started his first full-time radio job in Cleveland, Ohio; he hosted 92Q’s the “Love Zone” in Baltimore; worked at Yahoo! ...

Black men receive good news in prostate cancer treatment

At a risk rate of 74 percent higher among African American men than non- Hispanic white men, prostate cancer has exacted a deadlier toll on Black men than it does white and all other men of color in the United ...

Maryland Department of Health assigns Health Ambassadors to polling places statewide

Baltimore— The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced that the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections (SBE), will assign volunteer Health Ambassadors to polling places in multiple jurisdictions throughout the state to help ...

Public-private coalition launches campaign to educate Black community on importance of flu shot

Reverend Dr. Terris King, the Pastor of Liberty Grace Church of God and CEO of King Enterprise Group, believes the coronavirus pandemic makes the coming flu season all the deadlier.

Reinventing fitness in the COVID-19 era

COVID-19 is a terrifying wake-up call for out-of-shape Americans.