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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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Water’s ways can help in heatwave

Aaron and Reggie, from the Washington D.C. cohort of the Urban Health Media Project, hit the streets to find out the best way to beat the heat. After doing a bit of research and planning, they found the perfect interviewees, the energetic brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Alpha and Beta chapters, who were…

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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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