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Historically Black Colleges and Universities STEM Students Selected for Health Care Program

The American Heart Association announces 2022-2023 cohort of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholars pursuing health care careers Atlanta, November 7, 2022 – According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, only 8% of medical students and 5% of physicians are Black and African American. In an effort to address this disparity, the American Heart Association, the leading public health nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world of longer, healthier lives for all, has announced that 52 students from 23 academic institutions have been selected to participate in its…

Free Dental Screenings at 8th Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Event Features Free Dental Screenings and Mental Health Resources By Shirley Henderson Coleman Atlanta – The Atlanta (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated will offer free dental screenings, education, and referrals for attendees at the 8th Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat sponsored by Imhotep Academy.  It will take place on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Cascade Driving Range, at 3580 Cascade Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Children and adults are welcome to participate in this event, which is free and open to…

CDC Urges People to Get the Flu Vaccine Early

By Tcherika Petit-Frere, Howard University News Service Positive Cases Skyrocket Since Last Flu Season With COVID-19 Precautions With the low flu vaccination rates these past two years and positive COVID-19 cases, the CDC hopes that people get vaccinated preferably by the end of the October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to get the flu vaccine by the end of October given a steady increase in cases early in the season. The number of positive flu cases has reached 4,782 since Oct. 2, the CDC…

Hosea Helps’ 2022 Holiday Festivals of Services’ Kick-Off and Great Turkey Drop-Off!

Please join Hosea Helps’ 2022 Holiday Festivals of Services’ Kick-Off and Great Turkey Drop-Off! …Celebrating over 50 years of feeding Atlanta through the holidays. When: Thursday, November 10, 2022 From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EST Where: Hosea Helps Headquarters 2545 Forrest Hills Drive SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315-8122 Contact: Yolanda Favors Hosea Helps (Hosea Feed the Hungry) https://4hosea.org/ (404) 755-3353 YFavors@4Hosea.org http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ejfrw1yf50a105e7&llr=lmz6ybcab

Two-Time Cancer Survivor Is An Inspiration, Business Leader And A Spirits Industry Pioneer

Nayana Ferguson is the co-founder of multiple award-winning Anteel Tequila and the first Black woman in the world to own, co-own and lead a tequila brand. Nayana has received national attention as a pioneer in the spirits industry as well as being a 16-year pancreatic cancer survivor and a 10-year breast cancer survivor. Nayana is a National Advocate for PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, where she helps spread awareness about pancreatic cancer through sharing her story of resilience to provide hope to those affected by this horrific disease. Her…

Real Talk: Black Families Must Prioritize Protection from COVID-19 for Young Children

By Dr. Joan Prince When America gets a cold, the Black community gets pneumonia. This is a saying that is well known to many who pay attention to topics of health care and health equity in this health-compromised and vulnerable population in America. Yes, there have been colds, there has been pneumonia, and now there is COVID-19. Once again, those who can least accommodate another health epidemic are the most adversely affected. As a national advocate for equity and a research consultant for the national We Can Do This COVID-19…

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