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March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Aug. 21 |             By Dr. Inell Rosario, M.D. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition in which, while asleep, a person stops breathing or their breathing becomes extremely shallow for 10 seconds or more. There is ongoing...

Understanding and avoiding John Henryism

Understanding and avoiding John Henryism

Jul. 24 | Have you ever put 110 percent effort in at work or into a project? Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you worked, it was not enough? Have you ever felt the need to work harder than normal and still not get the credit or respect for your work?...

How does racism cause mental illness?

How does racism cause mental illness?

Jun. 12 | As we closed out the month of May, the DSM-5 was being released. The DSM-5 is mental health’s equivalent to the Bible. There has been a lot of discussion about addressing racism as a precursor to mental illness, more particularly to Post Traumatic...

Why should I care about high blood pressure?

Why should I care about high blood pressure?

May. 22 |                   J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE                       By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy,...

Adding race to the ACE (Study)

Adding race to the ACE (Study)

May. 8 | Currently, in social service circles across the nation the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study is becoming a focal point on understanding and treating clients. Dr. Vincent J. Felitti originally conducted the ACE study in 1985. The original...

Top health risks for the African American community

Top health risks for the African American community

Sep. 5 |   There are several common health issues that place the population at risk of increased injury and early death. We as a population always wonder how to protect ourselves from these common health issues. Good health references good quality of...