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Skin Cancer Is a Risk No Matter the Skin Tone. But It May Be Overlooked in People With Dark Skin.

Long neglected by sunscreen manufacturers and a medical community lagging in diversity and cultural competency, many have not been informed about sun safety or how to check their skin for signs of damage or cancer.

Biden Administration Declares The Monkeypox Outbreak A Public Health Emergency

The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US.

Seattle/King County Clinic Returns With Vision Services After Pandemic Hiatus

Seattle/King County Clinic is preparing to open its doors at Seattle Center on Oct. 20-23 to provide eye exams and prescription eyeglasses free of charge to more than 1,000 people in need. To meet this ambitious goal, organizers are recruiting hundreds of volunteers for the undertaking.

Information Is The Best Defense Against COVID

Coronavirus has infected the most protected person in the world for the second time in a row.

New Telehealth Option Launched To Expand COVID-19 Treatment Access

To increase access to potentially life-saving medication to treat COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and its partners have launched a new telehealth option for patients.

The Often-Overlooked Mental Health Component Of The Growing Problem Of Black Maternal Mortality Rate

The rate per 100,000 births for white women stands at 19.1. For Hispanic women, the rate per 100,000 remains at 18.2.

A Letter to the Church — Are you living in vain? “Faithful Utterances”

As I witness you celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade, I want to challenge you. I want you to really consider the way you are currently supporting women and children in your congregation. I hope that you will also em­brace the young women who are single mothers without judg­ment and that your church has a ministry that caters to their needs offering both financial and emotional support beyond just the spiritual.

Local Activist/Promoter Chukundi Salisbury Literally Walked His Diabetes Into Remission

On the advice of his doctor, Salisbury began a healthier and diabetes-friendly diet, and started a simple but effective workout plan which helped him lose over 100 pounds by 2019.

World Health Body Wants New Name For ‘Monkeypox’ Virus, Calling It ‘Discriminatory And Stigmatizing’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced plans to find a new name for the viral disease informally known as ‘monkeypox’ which, says the world body, is “discriminatory and stigmatizing.”

How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Whether you're without power, enduring extreme heat or trying to save money, there are ways to feel comfortable without artificial cooling.

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