WELLNESS - In the near future, Black men in Compton may be able to get a haircut, have their blood pressure checked and maybe even get their COVID shots all in one place: the barbershop.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - The first baby I ever helped deliver as a third-year medical student at Galveston, Texas was from a 17-year-old petite 5' 0" black female, who walked into the OB-Gyn delivery suite with an unforgettable, blank, and defeated look in her eyes.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - This is 2022, and not 2020. There WAS an Operation Warp Speed that got us two mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) for us to use in 2021,
HEALTH & WELLNESS - My son JJ has cerebral palsy. He’s unable to speak or use his arms and legs.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES - A young man with a history of mental illness has been sitting in San Francisco County Jail for nearly a year.
BABY FORMULA CRISIS - My 8-month-old daughter, Jayde, was born with a growth restriction.
WELLNESS - A leaked draft of a United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 decision that gave women the constitutional right to abortion, recently put abortion rights once again on the global agenda.
COVID WATCH - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, told The Root today that cases of the deadly Covid-19 virus are slowly rising again across the country and warned that Black Americans could be particularly at risk in the event a more aggressive variant should appear.
WELLNESS - Anyone holding a high-deductible health plan understands the dynamic:
COVID ANALYSIS - As our country approaches 1 million deaths from COVID-19, it can feel impossible to wrap our heads around such a devastating figure.
GUEST COMMENTARY - At this most critical juncture of public health and the fate of the planet, science and scientists have been reduced to a political punching bag.
MEDICAL WATCH - A major testing company in the United States announced this week that it will now charge people without Medicare, private coverage, or other insurance a $125 out-of-pocket charge to receive a Covid-19 PCR test—
CORONA VIRUS - Community clinics in California that have been waiting for more than a year to be reimbursed for COVID-19 vaccinations may soon be flooding state officials with tens of millions of dollars in bills.
WELLNESS - Now that Covid has heightened awareness of disease and how infections play out differently across disparate populations, this is about an ignored health crisis that emphasizes the divide between East and West LA.
HEALTH CRISIS - For health workers on the front lines of California’s COVID fight, one of the more baffling moments of the pandemic occurred in relative obscurity last May, with the state suddenly awash in tens of billions of dollars in extra revenue.
MENTAL HEALTH - It feels odd to admit this, but I miss the stillness of the first few disorienting and terrifying weeks of the pandemic, when the noise and hustle of my world quieted down.
NORMALCY? - Even as the U.S. continues to exceed 2,000 deaths a day from COVID-19,
WELLNESS - Do you ever feel like you need a way to unwind after work? Maybe you're feeling stressed out from your job, or maybe you just don't have anything else to do. If so, here are some fun activities that you can try.
HEALTH CARE POLITICS - There has been a Jekyll and Hyde quality to American health care over the past two years.
HEALTH CARE - State health officials have proposed a no-bid contract that will allow Kaiser Permanente to expand its Medi-Cal coverage area, triggering anger from other health insurance plans and questions from a key legislator.
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