Providence Hospital Keeps Emergency Services but Closes Hospital Mid-December

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Providence Hospital announced its closing in July 2018, residents and Council members alike begged the question of where Ward 5 residents would go for reliable access to healthcare...

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $96 Million

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's medical marijuana industry brought in $96.3 million during its first year of operation. The Baltimore Sun reports that between 250 and 350 people a day are applying to...

Children’s National Hospital Kicks Off The “Light Up Dr. Bear” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer Washington D.C.’s very own Children’s National Hospital is kicking off the holiday season with the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign. The goal: to bring a little more joy and light...

UMd Says 22 Confirmed Cases of Adenovirus

By The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — More cases of a respiratory virus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, where a freshman died of complications from the virus last...

Free Events in Maryland in Support of World AIDS Day

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Since 1988, Dec. 1 has been marked in observance as World AIDS Day; and this Saturday marks the 31st year of World Aids Day. To commemorate World AIDS Day in...

Insulin Pumps Have Most Reported Problems in FDA Database

By HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS, Associated Press DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September...

Bill Cosby Counsels Inmates, Officers on Health

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Pennsylvania reportedly has the second highest percentage of elderly prisoners in the United States, according to statistics culled from several watchdog groups. In 1980 there were 370 elderly people...

The Comprehensive Guide to Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Submitted to the AFRO by YooHealth It has been stated that 1 in 3 adults in the USA is not getting enough sleep, and this is a problem. Sleep deprivation can cause a whole range...

Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey in Salmonella Outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first...

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

American Red Cross: Help Fight A Blood Shortage

DRO Headquarters. Red Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products were a part of regularly scheduled transports to area hospitals. There's...

Does Racism Have An Impact on Health?

By K. Barrett Bilali, Miami Times [email protected] Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities. One researcher...

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