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All babies need to eat to survive. Breastfeeding (or chest-feeding), also called nursing, is the process of feeding a mother’s breast milk to her infant, either directly from the breast or by expressing (pumping out) the milk from the breast and bottle-feeding it to the infant. For baby, health experts agree that breast milk is… Read More »
Most of us never think about sickness or injury while traveling, but it happens. The risk is compounded for those with a chronic health condition, like diabetes or high blood pressure, who must manage their health when far from home. Others travel with a relative who has a serious diagnosis. Yes, there’s a lot to… Read More »
The CDC is focused on addressing a startling statistic: Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Differences in healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC as, “conditions in… Read More »
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April showers bring May flowers and also National DNA Day, which celebrates two important scientific achievements: the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Human Genome Project was “the international, collaborative research program whose goal… Read More »
The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer at age 43 stunned the world. Boseman, a prominent actor who was most known for his role as the ‘Black Panther’, had been secretly battling cancer for four years. His death from colon cancer at such a young age put a spotlight on the fact that… Read More »