For many Christian churches the First Lady serves specific roles. She’s traditionally married to the head pastor; she’s invested in the community and serves as the eyes, ears, and hearts of the Church Family.
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.
The District of Columbia counts among the top 10 states with the best mental health, or the combination of the lowest prevalence of mental illness and greater access to care, according to Mental Health America’s annual State of Mental Health in America report.
Confluence Academies and Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care have partnered to provide students, staff, and families with fast, easily accessible urgent care services.
Black women in St. Louis County were at the highest risk for employment loss and food insecurity compared with Black men, white women, and white men, according to a study recently published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Affinia Healthcare will hold an Anti-Violence Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12, 2022, at its 4414 N. Florissant Ave. location in St. Louis.
When my doctor first suggested some years ago that I have a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, I told her about a New York Times story I’d read that discussed possible complications, and I opted for a less invasive at-home test instead.
More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, a leading cause of death in the United States.
While its authors say more research is needed to confirm its findings, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has statistically found that women who frequently use hair straightening products have twice the chance to develop uterine cancer compared to women who do not use them.
The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund has opened the application for its $150 million grant, the 2023-2026 Core Funding Opportunity.
WASHINGTON — The federal government now recommends updated COVID-19 booster for kids between 5 and 11, expanding use of the new bivalent shots beyond people 12 and older.
To fortify access to abortion throughout the Midwest and in Missouri, where the procedure is almost entirely banned, Planned Parenthood is launching a mobile clinic across the state line in southern Illinois.
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women, but research shows that despite a slight decline in the mortality rate due to earlier detection and improvements in treatment, Black women are still at a 40% higher risk of death from breast cancers than white women.
The St. Louis Department of Health will soon hire more than a dozen workers to staff a new behavioral health agency designed to address the city’s growing mental health needs.
Just like with pregnancy and childbirth, you have probably heard other mothers' stories about their experiences with breastfeeding and you can certainly end up feeling overwhelmed by all the information.
Tommye Austin has joined BJC HealthCare as its senior vice president and system chief nurse executive, and welcomes her role in St. Louis because she can serve more people.
Saint Louis University is one of 11 Missouri colleges and universities awarded nearly $3 million in grant funds to help enhance nursing education programs and develop solutions to alleviate staffing shortages nationwide.
Dr. Jameca Woody Cooper is a licensed psychologist with a practice, Emergence Psychological Services, in Clayton. She’s the director of Webster University’s psychology program and is the director of the school’s Applied Educational Psychology program. All-in-all, Cooper has been in the profe…
Former Major League Baseball player Bobby Tolan was a talented centerfielder whose defensive skills helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in 1967 and capture the National League crown the following year.
As wonderful as summertime can be, there’s also something nice about the calendar – and the weather – turning toward fall. The light starts to soften a bit, and the crisp mornings and warm afternoons invite us to spend more time outside.
The current trend of polypharmacy – the simultaneous use of multiple drugs by a single patient for one or more conditions – reflects racism and discrimination in the treatment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color children and teens, according to Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, an intergeneratio…
In July, Gov. Mike Parson signed off on Missouri’s 2023 state budget which included nearly $150 million in funding for primary care and behavioral health services. Joe Pierle, CEO of the Missouri Primary Care Association, applauded the effort because it underscored the importance of communit…
African American participation in clinical trials is invaluable to medial research and is essential in helping reduce the health care divide in America.
Alzheimer’s and other dementia disproportionately affect older Black and Hispanic Americans compared to older Whites, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The first community health centers were funded in 1965 to provide healthcare to people in vulnerable communities who couldn’t afford to pay. Nearly 60 years later, 11,000 sites around the United States continue to stand in the gap for communities that need accessible, affordable healthcare.
Dineo Khabele, MD is the first Black department chair, ever, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which was founded in 1891. She serves as the Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the medical school.
When I was young, I thought it very strange to see women in public nursing their babies. I now look back on my ignorance and wish I had received better education regarding the benefits of breastfeeding and how important breastfeeding was for the development of babies.
On August 18, Missouri health officials raised the threat level of monkeypox, a rare illness caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, which is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. Because vaccine supplies are limited, health officials have taken precautionary steps to fend of…
The federal government has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, and Missouri raised its threat level rating on August 18, 2022.
It’s hard enough to get a man to roll over on his side when he’s sleeping to stop his snoring. Now you’re asking a fully woke Black man to lie on his side while he’s conscious and allow somebody he doesn’t know to stick a finger up his butt for a prostate exam? Good luck with that one.
School districts across the St. Louis region are sending back-to-school letters this week outlining how health guidelines are changing this year. Many are describing a more relaxed environment than students have navigated in previous pandemic years.
Kem Smith, an English teacher in the Ferguson/Florissant School District, has been busily preparing for the return of students on August 22nd.
Experiences of structural, interpersonal, and institutional racism are associated with lower memory scores and worse cognition in midlife and old age, especially among Black individuals, according to studies reported at a recent Alzheimer’s Association conference.