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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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…

Dr. Sos Mboijana, Home, News

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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