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 …
St. Louis Director of Health Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, Department of Health staff, the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) team, and the City of St. Louis Department of Personnel will host a virtual job fair on Thursday, February 9.
The City of St. Louis Department of Health will provide COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 5 years old and above at two locations in the next week.
Between 700,000 and 860,000 Missourians are estimated to not have enough nutritious food to meet their daily needs, according to the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH).
Hustle culture has been an essential part of being Black in America. It’s hard not to normalize seeing Black people work multiple jobs to survive, let alone fighting that uphill battle for access to the middle class. The grind might seem like it eventually “pays” dividends, but it has an adv…
Out of 20 years of literature regarding menopause symptoms, only 17 academic papers explore how this condition affects Black women, according to Dr. Makeba Williams, a Washington University physician who specializes in OB/GYN with expertise in menopause care.
Books about Black health and health disparities in the United States are sometimes difficult to find, however there are several available that should be considered required reading.
State Rep. Jamie Johnson, D-Kansas City, filed House Bill 900 on Jan. 19, 2023 to require health insurance agencies to cover midwife and doula services in the state of Missouri.
The City of St. Louis Department of Health’s new Behavioral Health Bureau, [BHB] established in October 2022, begins the new year after establishing the St. Louis Opioid and Substance Use [SOS] Task Force.
It’s been a long time coming for working, breastfeeding moms. On top of limited maternity leave, when moms do return to work, many are faced with a lack of support from employers when pumping breast milk.
Kendra Holmes wasn’t trying to be rude or dismissive.
When April Roby-Bell joined the Gangster Disciples in middle school, the street gang treated her like family when she felt abandoned by her own. She was looking for love, acceptance, and stability.
January is Mental Health Month, and at the beginning of the year most people spend a lot of time making resolutions regarding their physical health.
The Biden administration is once again offering Americans the opportunity to order free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests from the federal government, a program that it had shuttered amid an ongoing stalemate with Congress over additional funding to address the virus.
This year, I was fortunate to sit down with some of public health’s most influential advocates — people like Rae Lewis-Thornton, who rallies for HIV prevention in the Black community, and attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the victims of racist hate crimes.
My patients often ask me how they can improve their health and what would be my number one recommendation. Those questions are difficult for me because it isn’t just one piece of advice. There are so many areas where we can focus our efforts and make valuable investments in our well-being. S…
The St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund awarded $16,000 grants to five St. Louis-area organizations to help students and the community recover from the school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience.
Non-white Americans have relatively high rates of Alzheimer's disease and dementia partly because of racism, President Joe Biden's administration now says.
St. Louis County has received the first installment of about $45 million it is due from the $458 million opioid settlement that the state of Missouri reached with the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.
These books about Black health and health disparities in the United States come highly recommended. Read more about the history of medical racism and the fight for health equity in the United States, and hear from Black doctors doing the work.
When I was a child, my father kept an editorial cartoon pinned up in the vestibule of our church that made a deep impression on me I have never forgotten.
Teonna Woolford has always wanted six kids. Why six?
The holidays offer joyful festivities and carefree abandonment for many; however, they can also be a time of isolation and a pressure cooker of emotions and expectations for those who face a great deal of stress and duress already.
As Patrice Preston Rogers planted collards, cabbage, and cauliflower this year in a once-vacant lot in East St. Louis, she was prepping for a harvest of hope and better health for the area her dad called home.
Toxic air. Dirty water. It seems we find out every day about another Black neighborhood being damaged by environmental pollution. The Justice Department recently filed a complaint against the city of Jackson, Mississippi — which has been without clean water since August — over its alleged vi…
Chevon Williams is a 43-year-old wife and mother with “a very active, 4-year-old daughter.’
Sam, a 65-year-old city resident, had a sneaky feeling he should have passed on Thanksgiving dinner at his daughter’s house.
Black people have historically been underrepresented in clinical trial participation in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals are looking for solutions to the problem.
For Samuel L. Jackson, his Apple TV+ limited series “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is very personal. Adapted from Walter Mosley’s 2010 book of the same title, the series centers on 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey who suffers from dementia.
As people gathered for Thanksgiving, hospital workers in St. Louis were on high alert and they remain so.
After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, Marissa Thomas, a 42-year-old Atlanta resident and breast cancer awareness advocate, scoured social media to find other Black women who were also navigating the disease.
Jenifer Lewis returned to her alma mater Webster University on Nov. 5, 2022, and the acclaimed actor delighted an audience of 600 people with truthful answers to questions.
Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers will continue to provide WIC services for the federal fiscal year 2023, which serves on average 3,399 individuals eligible for WIC every month.
The American Heart Association is helping local organizations improve the health in the St. Louis metro area. Applications are now open for Community Impact Grants to local organizations working to promote sustainable health improvement changes where we live, work, learn, play, and pray.