The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) hosted a September “Hope Against Opioids Conference” at Neighborhood House in St. Paul.
Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. While all women are at risk, studies show Black women are more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to be diagnosed at later stages and have the lowest survival at each stage of diagnosis. They are…
Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can make you very sick for weeks or even months. Hepatitis A can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Race bears the strongest relationship to slow and ineffective enforcement of the federal drinking water law in communities across the nation, according to a new report.
While September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I can think of no better time to reflect on how far we’ve come in understanding, treating and defeating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
As fall approaches and children are back to school, get your kitchen ready with nutritious foods to better your child’s school performance, development and overall health.
In the Sept. 16 edition of Insight News it was incorrectly reported that the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood received a $937,990 grant to fight the opioid crisis. The neighborhood organization did not receive, nor apply for such a grant. We sincerely regret the error in reporting.
The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health has made strong progress in its efforts to advance precision medicine, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The University of Alabama at Birmingham leads the Southern Network of All of Us.
When Allma Johnson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 15, she knew her life would be forever changed.
(Global Information Network) – Two experimental treatments are raising hopes among medical personnel that a cure for the deadly virus Ebola has been found.
Surprise … racism – that “thing” white people say doesn’t exist – has dire long-term effects on the health of Black children and adolescents, according to a report released by the country’s largest group of pediatricians.
Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in in June as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42 percent more like to die of breast cancer than white women. That is an astounding number and indicative of a variety of factors, many reflecting racial disparities.
Minnesota health care providers serving Minnesotans on Medicaid and MinnesotaCare will receive reports in coming weeks comparing their opioid prescribing rates to those of their peers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Blue Cross) and North Memorial Health have announced a new joint venture agreement that has both organizations becoming shared owners of North Memorial Health clinics.
There are 16,000 heart attacks and strokes in Minnesota every year, with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women. Many people take a daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.
Angela Gordon had no known health issues when she ended up in the emergency room with an unbearable headache. It was there that she discovered she had hereditary hypertension. And although she was just 19 years old, her blood pressure had reached stroke level. What shocked her most was learn…
My friend Alan ended his four-year battle with prostate cancer, and I started my war to engage Black men and make them know the importance of prostate cancer screening.
The transformation of the corners of Penn and Plymouth Avenues in North Minneapolis is continuing with one of the community anchors, NorthPoint Health & Wellness, expanding.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a coalition of 23 states and local governments in filing a lawsuit against a Trump Administration rule that would compel Minnesota to, “grant to individual health providers the categorical right to deny lawful and medically necessary treatm…
Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes.
The University of Minnesota will lead a $12.8 million project, funded over the course of five years by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), to study how educational experiences in adolescence impact cognitive functioning and deter the development of dementia later in life. NIA is part of t…
One of the most persistent myths of motherhood is that it’s the happiest time in a woman’s life.
The second annual Mental Health Affair will take place from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday (May 18) at the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, 1015 N. 4th Ave., Minneapolis.
We have all heard that music soothes the soul or calms the mind, but how does it do that? More and more we are finding that learning is easier and with better recall when it is put to music. Think of how many songs you can remember the lyrics for even though it may have been years since you …
A new mental health program and five others like it are at risk of ending unless the Minnesota Legislature approves funding to continue the services.
You've heard the uplifting stories; passersby dropping scads of cash into charity collection buckets or anonymous donors paying off hospital bills for strangers and people helping victims during storms and natural disasters.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Clean drinking water. Lead paint abatement programs. Affordable energy bills. These are the day-to-day environmental justice issues that are vital to the health and financial well-being of communities - especially low-income families.
The residual effects of the Insight2Health Fitness Challenge 10-week fitness boot camp helped pull me out of hibernation after the worse winter in recent Twin Cities history.
MN Community Measurement (MNCM), an independent nonprofit organization has released a report highlighting quality measures for health care provided by medical groups across Minnesota.
The Why You? Initiative, Inc. ([YU?]) will host its Biannual Spring Confab to be held at InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Hotel, 5005 Glumack Dr., Minneapolis.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a multistate coalition in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for weakening federal nutritional standards for breakfasts and lunches served at least 600,000 schoolchildren in Minnesota.
Since leaving the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011, I've dedicated my professional life to fighting for full implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) – a law I had the honor of authoring with Congressional colleagues in true bi…
- Black representation in Japanese pop culture
- Opioids in-Latino community
- Film tackling white supremacy, police shootings, to screen in Minneapolis
- Next meeting set for Wednesday: Transformation: Upper Harbor riverfront development
- Timberwolves, Lynx, announce new social responsibility platform
- Hope for recovery workshop
- Open houses to be held on east metro bus rapid transit line: Public comment needed on METRO Gold Line
- Former deputy director of Minnesota Historical Society: Melanie Adams at the helm at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum
- Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. visits with Bill Cosby
- Barack Obama speaks on the passing of Elijah Cummings
- Curtis Shanklin named Corrections deputy commissioner
- Communities of color more likely to suffer due to drinking water violations
- Proposal would make Minneapolis first in the state to allow alternatives to cash bail: Seeking alternatives to cash bail
- Nation morns the passing of Elijah Cummings
- Looking back, pressing forward during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
- Minneapolis Police asks for public’s help in locating two missing juvenile siblings
- The Trump Effect: Is this administration a present danger to the Black psyche?
- Millennials expand gaming industry
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