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  • National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2024

    Lisa Rutledge, Western Wayne Family Health Center|Jun 27, 2024

    For this year's National HIV Testing Day, think about your exposure to HIV. Although the rate of HIV has been going down for many groups of people, it is still impacting people of color at much too high rate. Getting tested can open up a conversation to help prevent getting infected or getting connected to care if the test is reactive. According to the Office of Minority Health: Although Black/African Americans represent almost 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 42.1 percent of...

  • Why Men Should Talk About Their Health

    StatePoint|Jun 27, 2024

    StatePoint) American men may be neglecting their health and wellness, particularly when it comes to their urological health. But an open line of communication between men and their healthcare providers, and among family members, can lead to better care. A Cleveland Clinic survey found that only 3 out of 5 men get annual physicals and 55% do not get regular health screenings. What's more, many men shy away from the subject of their health, with 77% reporting that they don't know their complete...

  • What to Know About the Giant Joro Spider Spotted in Michigan

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    Perhaps you've come across wild stories on the internet about giant, flying spiders arriving in the United States and crawling their way across the nation. Relax, the spiders are here but they are not in any hurry to see America. They are called Joro spiders and they seem to be moving up our East Coast, according to Scientific American Magazine writer Stephanie Pappas. The spiders are native to East Asia and likely came here by hitching a ride on a shipping container. They were first spotted it...

  • May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    This entire month is dedicated to raising public awareness about asthma and allergies, their impact on people and their families, and to promote understanding the importance of diagnosis, treatment, and management. Here are ways you can join Allergy & Asthma Network in celebrating Asthma and Allergy Awareness month! Advocate with us on May 8 by sending letters or emails to members of Congress on Key Issues and federal campaigns, such as, the Healthy at Home Act or the Elijah E. Cummings Family...

  • Colorectal cancer Known As the Silent Killer, Know How to Reduce Your Chances of Death

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Mar 28, 2024

    Extremely prevalent in the United States, did you know that 1 in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime? It's unfortunate but the truth remains, this type of cancer, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death in the country. Are you ready to learn more? According to the American Cancer Society, it's expected that more than 106,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed this year. For rectal cancer, more than 46,000 will be diagnosed as new cases....

  • Evaluate Your Diet and Exercise Habits During National Nutrition Month

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Mar 21, 2024

    In March, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is joining with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage Michiganders to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits during National Nutrition Month. "National Nutrition Month is a time to celebrate the fact that what we eat matters and good nutrition is important for one's entire lifetime," says Tara...

  • National Kidney Month message: Stay healthy, stay covered

    Joyce Williams, National Kidney Foundation - Michigan|Mar 14, 2024

    DETROIT, MICH. – (March 1, 2024) – March is National Kidney Month. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) encourages everyone to find out their risk for kidney disease and make sure their health insurance coverage is up to date. Are you one of the 33% (one in three) adults in Michigan who are at risk for kidney disease? Right now, you or someone you love could be at risk for kidney disease and not even know it! Take the quiz and find out. Depending on your answers, you'll get ema...

  • Stomach Cancer Is Rising in America

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 22, 2024

    Stomach cancer is expected to reach more than 27,000 new cases this year. More than 10,000 deaths are expected, as a result of the disease. Do you know what to expect? Do you know the warning signs and symptoms? Who does the diagnosis affect more? Stomach cancer also known as Gastrointestinal Cancer. According to the National Institute of Health, it also includes liver, esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers. As they continue to remain prevalent, doctors are seeing a continuous increase...

  • MDHHS Reminds Residents to be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Jan 25, 2024

    With the arrival of colder weather and the increased reliance on heaters and fireplaces, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan residents to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing CO detectors and making sure fuel-burning appliances are properly working. Most CO poisonings take place in homes where heat producing appliances are not properly installed, maintained, or vented, including furnaces, water heaters, generators, gas grills, dryers, lante...

  • Getting Healthier in 2024 Starts With Your Feet

    StatePoint|Jan 11, 2024

    (StatePoint) Good foot and ankle health is critical for good overall health, so no matter what your wellness goals are for 2024, be sure to start from the ground up. "Feet and ankle issues can be signs of overarching health problems like diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, so paying attention to them is vital for early diagnosis and treatment says Michael Coyer, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)....

  • Detroit Medical Center announces new visitor guidelines in response to flu uptick in Michigan

    Tammy Battaglia|Dec 21, 2023

    Detroit – The Detroit Medical Center today is implementing new visitor guidelines at all DMC facilities, including the Children's Hospital of Michigan, for the health and safety of our patients, their families and the community. The new guidelines, which are now in effect, are: · All patients are allowed up to two visitors at any one time. · Visitors ages 12 and under, including siblings and other relatives, will not be allowed on inpatient hospital floors or in the observation units. · Visi...

  • Detroit Association of Black Organizations Expands Campaign To Address Hypertension to out-Wayne County

    Ryan Bidges|Dec 14, 2023

    WAYNE COUNTY, MI – The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) announced today the Blood Pressure Matters campaign, designed to address hypertension, will expand into a targeted group of Wayne County communities. More than 45% of Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension; however, only 1 in 4 have their condition under control. Research suggests that average blood pressure increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and treatment adherence worsened. "Hypertension is a silent k...

  • Local Sickle Cell Warriors Joined Forces with Doctors at the 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Nov 30, 2023

    The 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium took place recently in the city of Detroit at the UM Detroit Center, located at 3663 Woodward Avenue. Members of the sickle cell community included SCD warriors, supporters, caregivers and medical professionals. They filled the event space to join together to discuss topics such as emergency care, advancement in treatment and pain management. However, the conversation didn't just end there, it continued with featured guest panelist sharing their lived experiences...

  • Combatting Diabetes: A Multifaceted Approach to Community Well-Being

    Kimberly Harris, Blue Cross Blue Shield|Nov 23, 2023

    Diabetes is a pervasive health issue in the U.S., affecting nearly 1 in 10 Americans, with an additional 88 million adults at risk of developing the disease. The economic ramifications are staggering, contributing significantly to healthcare costs to the tune of $327 billion annually through both direct medical costs and the toll of reduced productivity. Beyond the financial burden, diabetes often leads to other chronic conditions, including heart disease and kidney problems, compounding challenges for people as they try to manage their...

  • Sickle Cell Awareness Must Continue Beyond September 30th

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Oct 12, 2023

    Sickle Cell Awareness Month ends each year on September 30th but, it shouldn't stop there. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) deserves to be talked about all year-long from warriors, parents, caregivers, supporters and doctors. Unfortunately, due to health-care disparities and racism, sickle cell disease, oftentimes doesn't receive the much-needed conversation that it requires. In order for education and awareness to increase, something must change across the world. The (SCD) community as a whole, must...

  • Clean Energy is the Future

    Horace Sheffield III|Oct 12, 2023

    Most of you are probably familiar with the story of Noah and the flood. You may or may not remember all the details of the story, but I'm quite sure you are familiar with Noah, the ark and all of that water covering the entire planet. I think it would be safe to categorize that flood as an extreme weather event. In that instance, it was divine intervention that saved the Earth. Today, as we face extreme weather, the solution to the problem will most likely have to come from us. And right now,...

  • 'Show Us Your Pink'

    Jasmine Brown, Karmanos Cancer Institute|Oct 5, 2023

    DETROIT-The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is joining 105.1 The Bounce, Detroit's Throwback Hip Hop and R&B station, for "Show Us Your Pink." This breast cancer awareness campaign will run through October and highlight breast cancer survivors while teaching listeners about the disease and the breast cancer screenings they should receive. The festivities will surround Wednesday, Oct. 11, Shannon Renee's five-year breast cancer survivorship anniversary. "As a triple-negative breast cancer...

  • Area organizations join the NKFM to celebrate REACH grant success

    Joyce Williams, National Kidney Foundation|Aug 17, 2023

    In late July, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and 70 representatives from their community partners celebrated the final months of the REACH project, which was funded and launched in 2018 in the communities of Inkster, Wayne and Westland. Southwest Detroit added in 2021. REACH stands for "Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health" and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through the REACH project, the NKFM partnered with community organizations...

  • Covid Makes a Comeback, But New Vaccines Are Around the Corner

    Sunita Sohrabji|Aug 17, 2023

    Covid-19 cases are rising once again, possibly fueled by the emergence of the EG.5 variant. Hospitalization rates jumped by 12.5% nationwide in July, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This uptick comes even as the public health emergency has ended, taking with it free testing and therapeutics. And Covid fatigue has set in. People no longer wear masks in public, and a study has determined that the majority of Americans will forego new boosters, which will be...

  • Mental Health Problems Continue to Rise in Men, Do You Know the Signs?

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 29, 2023

    Men need hugs too! Yes, that may seem different than how you were raised and how society views the emotionally side of a man. However, according to statistics, 6 million males are affected by depression per year? June is Men's Mental Health Awareness Month but, the men in your life, well, they need you year-round! It's been seen since the year 2000, that the male suicide rate has risen each year. According to Mental Health America, research shows that the highest rates of suicide here in...

  • Erectile dysfunction: a signal that heart trouble could be ahead

    Reginal Williams|Jun 29, 2023

    For most men unable to obtain or sustain an erection, it can be embarrassing to even utter words-erectile dysfunction. Also known as "impotence," erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as "the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex." First, the facts: erectile dysfunction is very prevalent in America. One study concluded that about 52 percent of men in America experience some degree of impotence. Another study reported that approximately 30 million men are impacted by ED. And while it may not be the case for...

  • Celebrating International World Sickle Cell Day!

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 22, 2023

    Over the weekend, in the United States, Juneteenth celebrations happened across the country. However, the world celebrated World Sickle Cell Day. Officially celebrated on June 19th along with Juneteenth, all sorts of local events took place. Blood drives, walks, different educational programs were the celebration and awareness took place. Locally here in the Metro Detroit area, the focus was on social media and #ShineTheLight was the hashtag. It was collectively used across the United States...

  • Manage Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 22, 2023

    If you happen to be one of the unfortunate residents of Michigan with diabetes, you're not alone. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than one million people in our state have been diagnosed with the condition. In fact, one out of every 10 people in the country has been diagnosed with the disease and one out of every four Americans has diabetes and is unaware of it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the African American community, the...

  • Activities To Do With a Family Member or Friend Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

    Jun 22, 2023

    Older adult with Alzheimer's playing a board game with a friend.It's important to spend meaningful time with a family member or friend who has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Participating together in activities your loved one enjoys can help improve their quality of life and manage behavior changes that may come with the disease, such as sleep problems, aggression, and agitation. It can also help grow and strengthen your connection. However, it may be difficult to know what...

  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    May 18, 2023

    Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It is a peak season for people with asthma and allergies and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers, and other people about allergic diseases. Quick Facts (Download Fact Sheet) More than 100 million people in the United States have asthma and/or allergies. Some people may have more than one of these conditions. Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have asthma (20.7 million adults and 4.8...

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