2014 Heroes in Health Awards Gala

SACRAMENTO – The California Black Health Network (CBHN) has been a key player in the outreach and education of the Affordable Care Act throughout the state and they’re ready to celebrate their success. The organization presents its 2014 Heroes in Health Awards Gala, a tribute to the Affordable Care Act and Covered California on Saturday, […]

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Impacts Women of Color

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OPINION (NNPA) – Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope of a cure for this devastating disease that impacts more than 230,000 […]

US Steps Up Response as Ebola Worries Grow

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials said Thursday they still don’t know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. The revelation that one of the hospital nurses was cleared to fly […]

Covered California Offers Millions in No-Bid Contracts

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director. Covered California’s no-bid contracts were for a variety […]

Local Church Holds Prayer Vigil To Raise Awareness & Supplies for Ebola Victims

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SOUTH SARAMENTO – With the death of a Black man in Texas, the ebola crisis in West Africa has hit home. A local church is seeking to raise awareness and supplies for those impacted by the deadly disease. Antioch Progressive Baptist Church will unite with Save More Kids to host a Candlelight Prayer Vigil on […]

Free Mammograms During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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SACRAMENTO – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Health’s diagnostic imaging centers across the Sacramento region are dedicating every Saturday in October for a very special occasion—free digital screening mammograms for uninsured women who are 40 years of age or older. “Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said Barbara […]

Africans United Against EBOLA Rally at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Calling it a “global affair,” a number of area organizations have united to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. Africans United Against EBOLA (AUAE) has set a press conference and rally for Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol to raise awareness […]

Twin Rivers School District Hosts Health & Wellness Fair

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD), in partnership with local educators, is hosting a health and wellness fair on Thursday, September 18. This free event will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Grant Unified High School, West Campus Gym, located at 1221 South Avenue. The health and wellness fair is […]

Understanding Suicide in Black Communities

As the country observes National Suicide Prevention Week, an alarming pattern has developed in the African-American community that might be the reason that suicide rates among blacks are lower than any other group. (Courtesy of BET.com)

WASHGTON – Suicide claims about 40,000 lives every year in the United States, an alarming statistic that experts said should be of utmost concern to all Americans. Traditionally, African-Americans have felt that suicide wasn’t as much of a problem as it is in other communities. But, as the country observes National Suicide Prevention Week beginning Monday, […]

Adult Obesity Rates Increased in Six States, Report Finds

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WASHINGTON – Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report — The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America — found that significant geographic, income, racial, […]