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Community BBQ & Health Circuit - Celebrating Fathers

Detroit knows how to celebrate fathers on Father's Day Weekend. From Friday to Sunday, many families honored the men in their lives with dinner, gifts, and some decided to attend church service...

 

6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

(StatePoint) COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under 5 years old, and the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging parents to get their children vaccinated. "The wait for this...

 

What You Need To Know About Marijuana Use and Teens

The teen years are a time of growth, exploration, and risk-taking. Some risk-taking may foster identity development and independence (e.g., running for student council, asking someone out on a date). However, some risk behaviors-such as using...

 

Shine the Light on World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th

We all should be shining our light on June 19th for World Sickle Cell Day.There are many challenges that patients, their families and caregivers experience. Officially designated, as the...

 

Walking the Beat with Rudy Returns to Garden City for a Second Year

The Garden City Police Department's summer community engagement events kicked off on the evening of Thursday, June 2 with the second annual Walking the Beat with Rudy. Officer Bruce Shippe, one of...

 

Men's Health Month: Bringing Awareness To Men's Health Issues During The Month Of June

Celebrated each year during June, Men's Health Month brings awareness to the health issues all men face. Hosted by Men's Health Network since 1992, the month is dedicated to enriching men's health...

 

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. He was only 52. His fathe...

 

Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America

As the United States continues to grapple with its legacy of systemic racism, debates on issues such as police brutality and racial profiling, the economic gulf between Blacks and Whites, and the...

 

Tips to Help You Reset From a Woman Who Lost 60 Pounds

(StatePoint) Being indoors makes it easy to pack on unwanted pounds and fall into less than healthy patterns. The warm weather months however are the perfect time to reset and take control of your...

 

Be Your Own Cheerleader Coach Cam Changing People Lives

It has been said that one should exercise at least 30 - minutes to 60 - minutes of the day. Camille Nimmons aka Coach Cam is ensuring she and others do just that. Coach Cam is up at 4 am, Monday – F...

 

Mask Off. Forget It. Mask On

Many communities are finding they are in the clear to ditch masks indoors. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has three determining factors to mask lift: hospital beds being used, hospital...

 

Colorectal Cancer Disproportionately affects The African American Community

Have you made and attended your colorectal cancer screening appointment this year? Now is the time to get into the doctor's office. The U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has updated...

 

MDHHS reminds residents about availability, importance of COVID testing

ANSING - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is announcing a new feature on the COVID-19 test finder that now lists wait times for many testing sites across the state. This will help make testing easier to plan for ­-...

 

Health and Business Expo Coming to Westland

The 2022 Health and Business Expo will take place on Saturday, March 12 at Westland Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsors for the event are Smoler Smiles Family Dentistry, Michigan...

 

Black History Month – Black Health and Wellness

African Americans still deal with the ramifications of their ancestors being captured and tortured as slaves. Studies at the university level, reveal that the legacy of slavery continues to bleed...

 

2022 Black History Month highlights Black health and wellness

DETROIT - During Black History Month in February, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is raising awareness about staying well to avoid chronic disease such as diabetes, kidney disease an...

 

Reclaim Your Health During National Heart Month

In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson-the victim of a heart attack himself-- proclaimed February to be American Heart Month. Since that time U.S. presidents have annually made the same proclamation...

 

New Legislation to Improve Local Responses to Mental Health Emergencies

Two bills which recently passed through the Michigan Legislature are aimed at providing resources for law enforcement agencies when responding to emergency calls involving an individual in the midst...

 

Why Experts Say We Must Broaden Our Definition of Health

(StatePoint) Many Americans view health as a product of the medical care they receive. However, public health experts say that's just one piece of the puzzle. "In reality, our health is shaped more by...

 

How serious is the omicron variant?

f you're experiencing COVID fatigue-apathy towards media coverage of the pandemic, not actual symptoms-you may want to brace yourself because this virus does not appear to be going away any time...

 

We Need to Take this COVID-19 Surge Seriously

As we approach the holiday season, it would be nice if we could all relax and look forward to spending this time with our friends and families without the burden of worry that we all experienced last...

 

Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) partners to bring awareness to Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among Americans, with Black Americans having a 40% higher death rate compared to White Americans. However, if caught and treated...

 

Surviving Breast Cancer Through a Pandemic, Early Detection is Key

Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime! It's estimated that more than 281, 500 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 49,290...

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) helps the uninsured

The Tri-County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) is a community-based partnership created to help provide uninsured or under-insured individuals who face high out of pocket costs due...

 

WAYNE COUNTY TO OFFER VACCINE BOOSTERS

Wayne County. - On Monday, August the Wayne County Health Department will begin administering Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to immunocompromised residents. Boosters are available...

 

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