Updated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act Codifies Critical Protections for Marginalized Communities

Updated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act Codifies Critical Protections for Marginalized Communities

By Cait Smith | Center for American Progress On April 26, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark rule updating Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits federally funded health programs and services from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The new rule codifies […]

Addressing Health Disparities: Highlights from the 7th Annual TRANSPORT Symposium

Addressing Health Disparities: Highlights from the 7th Annual TRANSPORT Symposium

Photo courtesy: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Office President By SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Office President The 7th Annual TRANSPORT (Translational Program of Health Disparities Research Training) Symposium, held on March 22, 2024, with the theme “Advancing Health Equity Research: Building Partnerships between Academia, Community, and Government,” marked a significant milestone, celebrated the 20th […]

Understanding the Three Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Understanding the Three Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Originally published on 311personalinjury.com. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a serious public health concern, often resulting from accidents such as falls, car crashes, sports injuries, or violent assaults. While concussions are a well-known type of TBI, other, more severe forms can have lasting impacts on victims’ lives. Understanding the different types of TBIs and their […]

Princess of Wales and King Charles: One in Two People Develop Cancer During their Lives – The Diseases and Treatments Explained

Princess of Wales and King Charles: One in Two People Develop Cancer During their Lives – The Diseases and Treatments Explained

By Gavin Metcalf | The Conversation The Princess of Wales released a moving video message on March 22 to address speculation about her health. In it, the future queen disclosed that she’d been diagnosed with cancer following tests conducted after she underwent major abdominal surgery at a clinic in London in January. Catherine explained that she was undergoing “preventative […]

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer Amongst Black and Immigrant Women

Heart Disease: A Silent Killer Amongst Black and Immigrant Women

By Pearl Phillip February is recognized as Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health and promoting measures to prevent heart disease. During this month-long observance, various organizations, healthcare professionals, and communities come together to educate individuals about the risk factors associated with heart disease and encourage lifestyle changes that can […]

Attorney General James Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Children from Harmful Effects of Asthma and Allergy Drug Singulair

Attorney General James Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Children from Harmful Effects of Asthma and Allergy Drug Singulair

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take urgent action to address the potential dangers of the asthma and allergy drug montekulast, known by the brand name Singulair. Singulair has been linked to harmful behavioral and mental health issues among children who use the drug […]

PAHO Partners with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Improve Access to Medicines for Childhood Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean

PAHO Partners with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Improve Access to Medicines for Childhood Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean

By PAHO | February 15, 2024 Washington D.C. 15 February 2024 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a new partnership agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help strengthen equitable access to cancer medications for children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The four-year agreement will focus on the provision of […]

“You Are Failing Us” Arctic Youth Ambassador Charitie Ropati Admonishes Global Leaders

“You Are Failing Us” Arctic Youth Ambassador Charitie Ropati Admonishes Global Leaders

Photo courtesy: Charitie Ropati By Lyndon Taylor Arctic Youth Ambassador and Girl Rising Fellow Charitie Ropati has called on global leaders to take action and do what needs to be done to transition away from fossil fuels. Delivering one of the keynote presentations at the opening session of the 2024 UN Partnership Forum organized by […]

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