African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when their sleep apnea goes untreated, according to a new study funded mainly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Black and Hispanic children continued to be less likely to be identified with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) than white children. These differences suggest that Black and Hispanic children may face socioeconomic or other barriers that lead to a lack of or delayed access to evaluation, diagno…
About 8.3 percent of Americans — nearly 27 million people — have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Racism in the healthcare system continues to confound, but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities.
Brooklyn Center and Otter Tail County voted to pass Tobacco 21 policies, becoming the state’s 16th and 17th local governments to raise the tobacco age to 21.
Strong partnerships among health plans and providers improves the adoption of evidence-based care for patients, according to a new report released today from the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), which included UCare practices in its 18-month study.
Commentary by Kari Benson, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging; Jessica Looman, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce; Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health; Emily Piper, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Grants totaling $2.97 million have been awarded to 46 counties and three Native-American tribes to help more people with disabilities have housing of their own through a new initiative from the state of Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure is reminding Minnesotans that are currently enrolled in a private health plan through MNsure that they have the option of renewing into the same plan or selecting a new plan during the upcoming open enrollment period beginning November 1. With rates declining across t…
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified three specific gene types that account for a known two-to-three-fold increase in myeloma diagnoses among African-Americans.
A live webcast 11am-Noon CT Thursday, November 1, 2018, with on-demand video posted after the event, will examine key issues for healthcare in the 2018 Midterm Elections. The event is live at
Minnesota will invest more than $17.7 million it received in federal grant funding to help combat the opioid epidemic throughout the state.
(GIN) – “For 15 years I have witnessed mass atrocities committed against women’s bodies and I cannot remain with my arms folded because our common humanity calls on us to care for each other.”
October 2015 four months after completing the Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge (I2HFC) Round 5, my first round of the 10-week fitness boot camp, I was facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
It has never stop astounding me how often men do not step up to the plate and lead in their families or in their communities. As a Pastor, I constantly find myself needing to convince fathers and young men of the responsibility they have to those who they are called to love, serve and protec…
Dr. Jokho Farah, director of Quality and Population Health, at People’s Center Clinics & Services in Minneapolis was elected president of the American Heart Association’s Twin Cities Board.
As fall approaches and children head back to school, get your kitchen ready with nutritious foods to better your child’s school performance, development and overall health.
WomenHeart’s – a leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease – story begins in February of 1999, when three women, united by heart disease, formed an organization that was destined to become a lifeline for other women across this nation.
The lack of certain toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes may not necessarily mean that e-cigarette users are not exposed to them anyway.
Insight News and Hawthorne Neighborhood Council are directing the community’s attention toward health and well-being through the Insight2Health Fitness Challenge (I2HFC), which recently moved to North Minneapolis.
(Black PR Wire) – A new app concept, known as “the Yelp for the health equity movement” was featured at the MIT Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon (April 27- April 29) at the MIT Media Lab in Boston.
There was a joyful air of celebration, tinged with just a bit of melancholy, during the last day of the most recent round of the Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge.
I met Sonya Goins several years ago and was immediately struck by her vibrant spirit. Though I knew of her professional accolades, most of our interactions were social in nature. It would be many years after meeting when our professional paths merged, and Goins began contributing as a writer…
MCLEAN, Va. – Fewer than half of American adults get vaccinated despite strong recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and widespread availability of free and low-cost vaccines.
When it comes to breast-cancer prevention, most women are probably aware of the need for self examinations and mammograms, as well as awareness of a family history for breast cancer.
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