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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The impact of COVID-19 on addiction

March 25, 2021

I had the distinct pleasure of I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Dr. Louis Baxter. Dr. Baxter is an addiction specialist. He is the founder of the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey. This is the only organization in the state of New Jersey that cares for licensed health care professionals, doctors, dentists, […]

Self Care – you have time for it and you can afford it

March 18, 2021

Hopefully, the title bluntly speaks to the common objections I hear as related to caring for yourself. And in case you were wondering, yes, we do engage in self-care. It is not an act reserved only for others. So how do we do this? First, let’s do a check-in. How do you answer the simple […]

Cone Health has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available

March 18, 2021

As more people are becoming eligible under state guidelines, Cone Health urges them to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. Appointments available in Burlington, Greensboro and Reidsville. Individuals who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 can be vaccinated against COVID-19. This can be done through Cone Health at […]

Guilford County COVID-19 vaccine sites

March 11, 2021

A mass vaccination site opened in Greensboro this week and appointments filled up fast. The FEMA-supported COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center opened at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro on March 10, and by early afternoon, the website was showing no remaining available appointments through April. The Four Seasons Mall site will remain open for eight […]

D1 Fitness helps people succeed

February 26, 2021

Growing up in the small town of Madison, North Carolina, Demarcus Searcy was a fitness fanatic. As a young athlete, he played basketball, baseball, football, and worked out two to three times per day. He loved the feeling of working out, and feeling good, and was always on the hunt for anything that could help […]

N.C.A&TSU Town Hall focuses on COVID-19 with Corbett and Mowry-Hardrict

February 26, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out globally, many questions and myths continue to permeate communities, particularly those of color. Addressing those issues and concerns, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the virtual Chancellor’s Speaker Series, “Race to Vaccinate,” Tuesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. The town hall on the COVID-19 vaccine […]

Trauma has history and history is now

February 17, 2021

It seems unfathomable that the events of the past year are real. Coronavirus, death, politics, violence, rhetoric, death, unyielding pressure, job loss, sudden homeschooling, death, people without food, home loss, and lest we forget, death, have all been prominent occurrences in the past year. Death is mentioned here once for every 100,000 times it occurred […]

Mission: Improving Black COVID-19 Vaccinations

February 11, 2021

Amid strong skepticism based on historic distrust, the fact remains, African Americans desperately need to be vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus, especially given an estimated death rate of at least twice that of their White counterparts. Here in North Carolina, according to figures from the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services, while Whites in […]

COVID-19: Fewer people driving but more driving deaths

January 28, 2021

As I was paying my car insurance, I noticed that my carrier said I had received an auto rate reduction of up to 10 percent because they expected fewer accidents as more customers were driving less during this pandemic. Now I certainly did appreciate that decrease in my rate but I wondered if there were […]

Time to take charge of your health

January 21, 2021

400,000 Americans have perished due to the COVID-19 virus. It is not a secret that the virus has laid bare the fact that many people of color are not as healthy as they perhaps should be. There are institutional changes in health care that must take place to correct inequities, but there are things that […]


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