Monday, May 23, 2022

Health/Healthcare

Thanks to The New Tri-State Defender for allowing me to embark on this special project – “Positive While POZitive.” It highlights the lives of a few African-American Memphians who are living with HIV/AIDS while embracing the goal of living...
By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) As President Donald Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows that, although some of his tactics are working, many consumers still...
by Tiffany Everheart, Special to The New Tri-State Defender (The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts last week. LPN Tiffany Evereart weighs in on the importance...
Late 2010, Tammy Coleman received a devastating phone call from a close friend that forever changed her life. “She told me she had two years to live,” said Coleman. “When she told me it was from breast cancer, I literally...
More than a million black people face an increased risk of cancer and asthma thanks to air pollution resulting from oil refineries or natural gas facilities in their backyards, a troubling new report has found. The report, released by the...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate, everyone is...
Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) on Wednesday took to the House floor to remind his constituents and the country that the much-reduced time period for enrolling in health care through Healthcare.gov (“The Affordable Care Act”) has begun. This year’s open enrollment...