Category: Health

Breakthrough Research Sheds Light on Aggressive Breast Cancers in Black Women

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center are spearheading a pioneering study to unravel the biological underpinnings of aggressive breast cancers in Black women. Led by Dr. Harikrishna Nakshatri, a breast cancer researcher at the IU School of Medicine and a key researcher at the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, the investigation holds promise for targeted treatments that could significantly reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes among Black women.

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Modern Generations Prioritize Mental Health Breaks as Experts Dismiss Notions of Emotional Weakness

In a time of heightened connectivity and constant information exchange, the significance of mental health breaks has taken center stage in discussions about overall well-being. Some colleges and universities have gone to great lengths, closing campuses for up to a week, underscoring these breaks’ crucial role in maintaining mental wellness. While past generations often “plowed through,” professionals and educators insist that doesn’t mean individuals today are mentally or emotionally weaker.

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Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Face Scrutiny Over Prior Authorization Denials

A recent review of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) has revealed concerning trends in approving prior authorization requests for services. In 2019, MCOs denied one out of every eight requests for prior authorization of services, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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FDA Approves Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Rising Cases and Hospitalizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech in response to the surge in cases and hospitalizations. Both manufacturers have reported that their vaccines demonstrate effectiveness against the currently dominant EG.5 strain in the United States.

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Hank’s Mini Market Health Fair- A Good Day in the Neighborhood

I was greeted with by a rare phenomenon on Saturday, July 22. No sky July (think May gray/ June gloom). Luckily the sun made an appearance to brighten up the day for the inaugural Hank’s Health Fair. Hank’s Mini Market, the mart with a mighty heart. Hank’s Mini Market is family-owned curated market serving South Central LA since 1997. Art + Food = inspiring and uplifting our community.

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