Like many across St. Louis, I’ve grown more concerned about the widening gap in health care infrastructure; we’ve seen the number of beds available and care options for communities across Missouri, both in the City and in our rural communities, dwindle.
Me’Kayla La’Shea Jones, 20, has graduated from St. Louis Community College (STLCC) at Forest Park and plans to major in psychology with a minor in biology at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
The federal pandemic public health emergency declaration ended in May, but the COVID-19 virus is not gone and area residents should remain vigilant in the battle against it.
Since 2017, firearm-related injuries have been the most common cause of death from injury among youth in America. Sadly, St. Louis leads the nation for firearm injuries of children.
While May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is helping students and the community with mental health needs throughout the year, said Jaime Clark, director of Student Health Services.
Pediatric diabetes can affect every aspect of a child’s life, including academic performance, social interactions, and emotional well-being, according to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with many negative circumstances, at least one positive outcome can be attributed to this devastating infection, heightened awareness of mental health issues. It is now well documented how the isolation during the pandemic negatively affected …
Research has long shown that Black people live sicker lives and die younger than white people.
When Angelleen Peters-Lewis was growing up in her hometown of Boston, she initially had dreams of becoming an attorney.
Why is the Black population two times more likely, and the Hispanic population one and half times more likely, to develop Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association?
The Missouri Senate voted Friday to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to one year, sending the bill to Gov. Mike Parson.
The Biden administration will end the COVID-19 public-health emergency declaration on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
More than 8,000 individuals in the city of St. Louis sought mental health services through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and psychiatric programs, with 68%, or more than two thirds of them, according to the Department of Health.
St. Louis University men’s basketball player Terrence “TJ” Hargrove Jr. led East St. Louis to its first state championship in 2019 and he also leads a campaign for youth mental health.
When you love who you are becoming, what you do and where you work can be both weighty and joyful. But for too many people, work is labor that takes a toll on the body, mind, and spirit. I’ve seen and come from generations of Black women who are ALL-IN. The demand imposed upon us is to withh…
Hearts Hands & Home, an ecumenical Christian housing collaborative, is partnering with The Carver Project to present “Housing in St. Louis: Building a Hopeful Future,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at One Family Church, 4265 Shaw Blvd.
The Homer G. Phillips Nurses Alumni lawsuit against developer Paul McKee for copyright infringement in 2022 is making its way to a St. Louis courtroom.
Since the St. Louis American profiled Tommye Austin, BJC HealthCare Senior Vice President and System Chief Nurse Executive, last October, she has made her presence known in positive ways.
A new study suggests that Black women should begin breast cancer screenings at 42-years-old, challenging the long-standing recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for all U.S. women to start at age 50.
There is an acute shortage of Black doctors throughout America, and the negative impact this has on African-American health care will continue to increase unless this changes, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges.
African Americans are almost four times more likely to need a transplant due to kidney failure, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Screenings of the movie “Birthing Justice” are part of the continuing Black Maternal Health Week, which is celebrated April 11-17.
The public autism expo will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 11am-1pm at the Parkview Branch.
Food security advocates, policymakers, and others had been warning of the dire consequences to those most in need if Congress chose to halt the extra allotments of SNAP benefits. Still, the Republican-led House let the COVID-era supplemental payments wind down at the end of February.
Black men are 70% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, according to a report from the American Cancer Society. This is one of the largest disparities in cancer incidence and mortality.
The death of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, who ended his life in December 2022, drew attention to the alarming reality that, once considered extremely rare, suicide in the Black community is rising. Suicidal ideation – thoughts of taking one’s own life – and attempts, are becoming even more common.
More than 200,000 Missourians – and millions could soon be without health insurance coverage through Medicaid if proper actions are not taken immediately.
With over 200 people in attendance, the St. Louis Chapter of The Links, Inc. hosted a Black Family Wellness Expo on Saturday at Christian Hospital to deliver health and wellness to the entire family.
As the incessant flu continues to plague America, we can take precautions to keep our health in good shape. Whether that’s getting a flu shot, taking essential vitamins, or even washing hands a few more times a day, lots of people are taking the extra step.
It’s a matter of life or death.
The St. Louis Regional Health Commission and Alive and Well have recently partnered in the effort to eliminate health disparities throughout the state.
The head of the World Health Organization said the agency is likely to declare an end to the coronavirus pandemic later this year as case numbers and related deaths keep declining.
More than 200,000 Missourians – and millions could soon be without health insurance coverage through Medicaid of proper actions are not taken immediately.
Two staunch allies of regional healthcare and access to resources has been honored with 2023 St. Louis Children’s Hospital Advocacy Awards.
Over the past 22 years, I have had the pleasure of taking care of men, women, boys, girls, the young, and the elderly. However, the bulk of my practice is probably women. As we celebrate women during Women’s History Month, I thought we should highlight an area that often elicits spirited dis…
It was week 17 of what should have been a typical Monday Night Football showdown featuring the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. But Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s tackle of Bengals receiver Tee Higgins may have been a game changer – not only for football, but for heart disease disparit…
Dr. Terre Quinn has been in the medical field for nearly 30 years. The University City High School graduate is now a breast surgical oncologist in Dallas, Texas.
We were all children once. But there’s being a child, and then there’s being a Black child — which is a completely different experience.
In 2021, almost 45% of Black Missourians over the age of 18 were obese, according to a recently released Center for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Bi-partisan cooperation in the Missouri legislature crafted to reduce the state’s maternal mortality rate is now jeopardized by a handful of right-wing Republicans, several from the St. Louis area.
Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, St. Louis Department of Health director recently toured owner Marcus Howard’s GreaterHealth Pharmacy and Wellness in the Delmar Divine.
Illume: The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence will be offering free evidence-based trainings that will focus on identifying and responding to signs of mental illness and/or suicidality, and using compassionate listening, de-escalation, and referral skills. They will also be able to off…
E’Lisa Moss is saving lives while helping protect the environment.
A group of students at New York City’s Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine are calling out segregation in health care and its impact on Black patients.
While working as a middle school arts educator in Chicago, Ray Yang kept seeing the imbalance in resources in schools across the racially segregated city.
The Links Inc., an organization of Black women devoted to strengthening African-American communities, will present a free wellness clinic for men at Harris-Stowe State University which focuses on preventative kidney care for those least likely to seek it.
SSM Health and GreaterHealth Pharmacy & Wellness are working to reduce the healthcare gap in underserved communities by bringing an Express Clinic to the Delmar Divine community.
One of my routine questions asked yearly to women at their annual exams is: “Do you feel safe at home?” I follow that question with more questions such as: “Is anyone punching, slapping, pushing, or kicking you?”
Adults on dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease were 100 times more likely to have a Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bloodstream infection than adults not on dialysis during 2017–2020, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent…
Deryl Cunningham was fighting a winning battle against kidney disease, reporting a 10% improvement in kidney function through “lifestyle changes.”
Juliet Iwelunmor, Ph.D., professor of global health and behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, is using her experience empowering youth in Nigeria to identify young people in the United States seeking to become a new …