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News Release: Why Disadvantaged Populations are at Greater Health Risk from COVID-19 – and...

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By Dr. Beth St. Jean / UMD iSchool The World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, drafted in 1946 and accepted by the U.S. in 1948, states: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights...

Black-Owned Wig Company Donates Face Masks to NYC Hospitals

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New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- RPGSHOW, a leading provider of luxury wigs in partnership with sister company, MyFirstWig, is giving back to the community with a donation of vital PPE materials to various hospitals in NYC and other areas...

RockDeep Makes Health Care Supplies Available

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Former sports talk host turned athletic apparel entrepreneur Rocky Parrish is coming off the sidelines and getting into the game once again.  His latest venture hopes to address two ways of surviving the COVID-19...

Lenny Moore Mourns Beloved Wife

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] According to those close to him, Baltimore Colt legend Lenny Moore is struggling mightily with the loss of his beloved wife of nearly 44 years, Edith A. Moore, who was buried on March 27.  She...

7 Ways to Boost Immunity

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By Black Health Matters As coronavirus runs roughshod across the country, having an immune system functioning at its peak is critically important. Vitamins and supplements may promise to boost immunity, but there’s not much evidence to support these promises. Instead,...

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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By AFRO Staff  Men’s Health Network (MHN) joins with other health organizations to raise awareness of testicular cancer during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month in April. These organizations are calling on greater awareness among men, healthcare providers, and communities about this...

Coalition Urges Gov. Hogan to Prevent a Health Crisis in Prisons and Jails

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BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan should act to ensure that state and local agencies heed public health experts’ advice and take immediate steps to avoid a public health crisis in Maryland’s jails and prisons, wrote a coalition of groups...

Working From Home, Corona Style

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By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO Anyone who has never worked from home and parents who don’t normally home-school their children may find it all a tad overwhelming, trying to figure out where to begin. Under the circumstances, even...

Coronavirus Update: Deaths Continue to Mount in Intensifying Pandemic, Other Developments

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By BRYAN GALLION, MALIKA BUDD and ANNA HOVEY Capital News Service WASHINGTON — The United States logged over 206,200 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 4,500 deaths Wednesday afternoon, according to John Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science...

SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED TO JUNE 15

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Uninsured Marylanders can enroll in private health plans in an open enrollment to support citizens as concerns about health increase BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange today announced an extension until June 15 of the special enrollment period...

African American Scientist Breaks Ground in Cancer Research

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, an assistant professor at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Physiology Department, has reportedly become the first person to successfully cure cancer in mice using laser-activated nanoparticles. According to Black Culture...

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