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In a year like no other, a global pandemic tested us all. We found ourselves face-to-face with unprecedented job losses, business closures, concern for our own, our family and our loved ones’ health and safety. Intimate, work, and social relationships were strained and most of us are overwhe…

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Shannon Ebron is not just a St. Louis native, registered dietician, and remarkable professional who made a career move in the midst of perhaps the most vulnerable moment of our century. She is also a hero paving the way for how kids, especially Black youth, are nurtured through food in schoo…

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In the past several months, our lives have been altered in multiple ways. Many of our jobs transitioned to home, that is if we were privileged enough to have such an option. For others, job loss is what they experienced. Children began virtual school, and ZOOM became a normal part of our dai…

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, and about 75% of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke and the most significant controllable risk factor for these conditions. It is also a contr…

The fear and concern the prospect of a reentry facility coming into one’s neighborhood elicits is understandable and normal. Safety is a primary consideration. The idea that someone who was recently behind bars may be living next door can be jarring and unnerving. Our minds often go to the w…

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Jamaa Birth Village in Ferguson recently announced scholarships awarded to nine women who will be trained to become doulas. A birth doula is a trained companion who provides continuous support to pregnant women during labor and childbirth. This most recent cohort will become among more than …

Free, drive-through flu vaccines are now available for St. Louis County residents by registering online at https://tinyurl.com/StlCountyFluShots for an appointment at two St. Louis County Department of Public Health locations. The north location is John C. Murphy Health Center, located at 61…

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The U.S. Census Bureau announced in early August that it would halt counting on September 30, a month earlier than originally planned, potentially leaving many Americans uncounted. However, on September 24, a federal judge announced that national counting should continue through October 31, …