Open post Robin Gladden and Elfatih Abusa discuss their medical challenges.

Living a full life with chronic conditions

    By Berri Wilmore, Jayne O’Donnell and Louis Steptoe September, 2017 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...

Open post Carmen Garner said the bandage tattoo on his wrist represents his triumph over his family tribulations. "It was a reminder that I'm healed.”

Art helped heal teacher and now his students

  By Janiya Battle and Ashanea Parker September 2017 Carmen Garner turns to art to cope with his traumatic past and show kids going through similar situations how to cope positively through art and art therapy. “As a child, I thought things were normal (when) I’d come home and see my mom shooting heroin, (and)...

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Fire Department or Taxi Service? A First Responders’ Dilemma

    By Indra Lunder September, 2017 Captain John Gregory, a firefighter, says that when he joined the department, he was shocked to find what the trucks and ambulances are used for.  There are many emergencies everyday, many of which the fire department deals with routinely.  However among the many emergency calls they receive are...

Open post Dr. Michael Ehmann (left) with Larry Cohen, the founder of the Prevention Institute.

Tackling the big questions for better health

By Jayne O’Donnell March, 2017 First came the liquor store and then the fried fish and chicken carry-out. “Where’s the check cashing place?” I half-joked to the teenagers of the Urban Health Media Project in the back seats. “Or the church and the laundromat,” Reggie Payne answered, not missing a beat. “Every community is very...

Open post John and Jill Ker Conway Residence helps homeless regain their dignity.

Homelessness is a health issue By Karla Lozano

      April, 2017 By Karla Lozano I was amazed by how positive and upfront Roz Stewart was about the difficulties in her past life. The Army Vet talked to students of the Urban Health Media Project about why she joined the military and how a bad relationship led her to being homeless, Roz...