Category: Health Written by Courier Newsroom
KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. JEANNETTE E. SOUTH-PAUL
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the Clinical Translational Science Institute and the New Pittsburgh Courier hosted a Community Health Forum at the Thelma Lovette YMCA, 2114 Centre Ave., in the Hill District recently.
The topic was “Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” Dr. Jeannette E. South-Paul was the keynote speaker. There was an overview on the health status of African-Americans in Allegheny County, a community health panel and more. There was also a question-answer session and light refreshments.
HEALTH FORUM—From left: Ruth Modzelewski,Tim Powell, Sandra Gilmore, Shean Aujila. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
STEPHAN BROADUS, NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER
SHEAN AUJILA, LEFT, AND SANDRA GILMORE
ELIZABETH MILLER (Photos by J.L. Martello)
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Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 08:54
Category: Health Written by Associated Press
ANGELINA JOLIE (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:40
Category: Health Written by Zenitha Prince
by Zenitha Prince
(NNPA)--Sisters Network, the only national African-American breast cancer survivors’ organization in the United States, has launched a new online program geared toward younger women.
The Young Sisters Initiative(YSI): A Guide to a Better You! provides Black women under the age 45 with accessible, culturally-appropriateinformation and resources about types of breast cancer, treatment, genetic testing, coping with emotions associated with diagnosis, and sexual and reproductive health.
African-American women are often the most vulnerable to cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 27,000 African-American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 6,000 will die from the disease in 2013. Younger African-American women are more likely to develop the disease than their White counterparts, though the incidence of cancer increases with age across all racial groups.
Sisters Network hosted focus groups with young African-American survivors nationwide to find out what they needed, and wanted, to know about everything from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. The YSI program was then created with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Sisters Network is always identifying ways to be a viable resource for information and at the forefront of the breast cancer dialogue,” said Kelly P. Hodges, Sisters Network’s national program director, in a statement. “As young African American women continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer, it is important as a national organization that Sisters Network Inc. offer programs to meet and address their needs. YSI, A Guide to A Better You! was developed to do just that."
Sisters Network is a nonprofit that was founded in 1994 by Karen E. Jackson. It currently has over 40 affiliate chapters located in 22 states.
The YSI program can be accessed at www.sniyoungsisters.com.
Reprinted from the Afro American
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 May 2013 18:45
Category: Health Written by CNN
Halle Berry arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (CNN Photo/Edward M. Pio Roda)
by Jen Christensen
(CNN) -- Actress Halle Berry has joined a growing group of celebrity and real-life moms who are getting pregnant after 40. Berry recently announced she is carrying her second child at the age of 46.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:33
Category: Health Written by Associated Press
HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS&NBSP;(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
by Connie Cass and Lauran Neergaard
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals within the same city sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday. The federal list sheds new light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go — and whether it's cheaper to get the care somewhere else.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 19:38
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