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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dealing With the Winter Blues

My internal alarm clock wakes me up at 5 a.m. every day. During the warmer months, I would be gently awakened by the sunlight...

Saving Lives with Narcan

A Day in the Life... Quietly parked on a side street, somewhere between St. Teresa of Avila Church and Ketcham Elementary School, the Family and...

A Matter of Life and Death: Maternal Mortality in the District

For Jo Palmer, her daughter’s birth was a miracle she never thought she’d live to see. She almost didn’t. Palmer suffers from mixed-connective tissue syndrome as...

Urinary Health

As mammals we all pee. Urine, produced by the kidneys, is an essential part of physiology: it eliminates excess water, helps electrolyte balances, rids...

Facing Addiction and Mental Health Struggles

She was smoking marijuana before puberty. By the time she entered young adulthood she had graduated to PCP. And all of this while hearing...

The State of HIV in DC

Not long ago, in 2009, Washington, DC, had the highest rate of HIV infections in the country. Headlines read that the rates were “higher...

Reset Your Menu

For more than 100 days the DC area residents have been confined to the indoors due to COVID. Many people have had to get...

Maternal Health Improvement Bill Progresses

Shortly before the winter recess in December the health committee convened to talk about the Maternal Health Care Improvement and Expansion act and give the community and advocates a chance...

Call the Midwife

The recent closures of maternity wards at United Medical Center and Providence Hospitals have left expectant mothers in a bind. The dearth of healthcare...

Overcoming Diabetes Challenges

Diabetes has been a formidable foe for many, many African-Americans. If you have ever been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes you know about the...