Baltimore, Doctor, Health disparities, Home, News, Safe Streets Baltimore / December 8, 2017 Abuse: No One Talked About It

By Sierra Lewter Editor’s note: This is the personal story of one young African American woman’s rape as a child. Her name is being withheld to protect her privacy. “Margaret” grew up on a farm in rural Georgia with her mother and grandmother. At the age of six, the 60-year-old white man next door raped...

News / December 8, 2017 Future of Football and Concussion

By Louis Steptoe Football is one of the most beloved Sports in the United States. For sixty minutes fans watch some of the fastest, strongest and smartest athletes battle it out for glory. Football is one of those sports were the training starts at a young age. From elementary school to college, kids work tirelessly...

Food Desert, News, Social Media / December 8, 2017 How Social Media Affects Teen Health

By Asha Davis and Erin Burnett Even though we see teenagers on social media looking fine, posting their everyday activities and having fun in what seem like near-perfect lives, looks can be deceiving and social media can have negative effects on their health. The hours spent on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites...

Baltimore, News / December 8, 2017 For Many Teens Life’s Tough Choices Begin With Bad Food

By Dominiquie Waters (Baltimore) and Joshua Mitchell (D.C.) Myra Jackson refuses to eat lunch in D.C.’s H.D. Woodson High School cafeteria because, she said, she just can’t stomach hamburgers or grilled sandwiches topped with “fake cheese.” The people who prepare and serve food to students “are not doing their job. Most students just go to...

Doctor, Home, News / September 18, 2017 Consumers’ guide to who might be treating you in hospital

By Asha Davis Whenever you are admitted to a hospital, you typically think you are always going to be seen by a doctor. Yet, there are many different levels of medical people present in a hospital. A prime example of these different medical physicians practicing in a hospital, is displayed in Shonda Rhime’s renowned TV...

Dr. Sos Mboijana, Home, News / September 17, 2017 Living a full life with chronic conditions

By Berri Wilmore, Jayne O’Donnell and Louis Steptoe Robin Gladden has looked death in the face. It wasn’t due to her being raised by abusive, drug-addicted parents in a trauma-plagued community. Instead, she says it was because of mistakes and neglect by the health care system. Gladden, 62, is a thyroid cancer survivor who also...

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Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care Hurts Traumatized Teens

By Janiya Battle When trauma in the black community is discussed, and its causes and possible cures are talked about in public, a key topic is often left out. That would be mental health issues, the kind that are often caused or made worse by issues including physical and emotional trauma  fatherlessness and sexual assault….

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Public transit woes hit low-income families hardest

By Aliya Kaufman-Daniel Transportation woes  – the late buses, the derailed trains, the often-unreliable Metro system, even the crowded streets – are more than an inconvenience for low-income families and those with family members who struggle with mental or physical illness, or a combination of both. It can be the difference between earning money or…

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Where Are The School Nurses?

By Aaron Holland As a parent you think if my child gets sick at school.” Hey there’s no need to worry, my child could just go to the school nurse.” Well you’re wrong, according to the National Association of Schools Nurses only about 39 percent of nurses are employed full time at the schools they’re…

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