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Data Science Proved What Pittsburgh’s Black Leaders Knew: Racial Disparities Compound Covid Risk

With notably higher cardiovascular disease and cancer rates, Black residents’ life expectancy was about eight years less than white Pittsburghers’.

Black Men Die Of Prostate Cancer At Double The Rate Of All Other Races

Benjamin J. Lambert IV, a member of one of the most prominent Black families in Virginia’s public service history, lost his battle to prostate cancer on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Is It Time to Change The Definition Of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

It’s been more than six months since many Americans finished their vaccination course against covid; statistically, their immunity is waning.

Even With A New Variant, Here’s Why Vaccines And Boosters Are Still The Best Solution

Doctors don't know yet exactly how well the current Covid-19 vaccines protect people against the new Omicron variant that is now in the U.S., but what they do know is that people shouldn't wait to get a vaccine or booster.

For Older Adults, Smelling The Roses May Be More Difficult

The reports from covid-19 patients are disconcerting. Only a few hours before, they were enjoying a cup of pungent coffee or the fragrance of flowers in a garden. Then, as if a switch had been flipped, those smells disappeared.

President Biden Sounds Warning On Omicron Variant

President Joe Biden cautioned Americans not to panic as omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant, threatens to further stall recovery from the nearly two-year-old pandemic.

New Hurdle For COVID-19 Home Testing – The Holiday Season

Millions more home tests for COVID-19 are hitting store shelves, but will there be enough for Americans hoping to screen themselves before holiday gatherings?

When The Eye On Older Patients Is A Camera

New monitoring technology is helping family caregivers manage the relentless task of looking out for older adults with cognitive decline.

Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

“It’s just the way our government works,” Hendrix said, which is a challenge for businesses that are “anxious to get started and think they’ve got something that can help.”

Normalizing The Conversations Of Mental-Health Struggles

According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1.1 million of the Black and African American population aged 18 and older in the U.S. reported having a serious mental illness in 2020. 42.0 % of those received no treatment. 

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