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Caring for those who served

November 16, 2020 by  
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Caring for those who served By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager As Veterans Day approaches, we cannot forget those who have worn the nation’s uniform and whose journey of life is coming to a close. The older adult population is the most rapidly growing population in the United States, and veterans are […]

Dealing With COVID Fatigue

October 19, 2020 by  
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Dealing With COVID Fatigue By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager COVID-19. By now, we’re growing weary of the word. We are all exhausted after months of sacrifice, isolation, frustration, and uncertainty. We are grappling with a new reality and a new way of describing how we are all feeling: “COVID fatigue.” With […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Black women and breast cancer

October 19, 2020 by  
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Black women and breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There are many misconceptions about breast cancer and Black women. But here are the facts: the breast cancer mortality rate is about 40% higher among Black women compared to White women. Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with a more advanced-stage breast cancer […]

HEALTHIER YOU: The facts about sickle cell

September 14, 2020 by  
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The facts about sickle cell BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. People who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have sickle cell trait (SCT). People with SCT usually do not have any of the symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD), but they can pass the trait on […]

COVID-19 Hitting Black Americans the Hardest

September 14, 2020 by  
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COVID-19 Hitting Black Americans the Hardest By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Black Americans have been infected and hospitalized with COVID-19 at higher rates than other racial or ethnic groups. Black Americans make up nearly 28% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Pregnancy & Coronavirus

September 10, 2020 by  
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Pregnancy & Coronavirus BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There is still no specific information available about the impacts of coronavirus on pregnancy and breastfeeding. But I will draw from the information we do have around the worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding diabetes

November 12, 2019 by  
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Understanding diabetes BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN November is American Diabetes Month, and it is important to understand how this sometimes fatal disease affects millions of people. More than two million African- Americans are estimated to have diabetes — a chronic disease with no cure. Nearly 6% of African-American men and 8% of African-American women have this disease. It disproportionately affects African-Americans at a rate nearly double that […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Knowing the facts about breast cancer

November 1, 2019 by  
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Knowing the facts about breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Many women feel apprehensive when getting their breasts checked by a physician or getting their recommended mammogram. As we acknowledge October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the primary word is “Awareness.” It is always better to be educated — and prepared to be proactive if you receive a positive finding of breast cancer. These are some healthy tips to take into […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Lupus and pregnancy

May 22, 2019 by  
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Lupus and pregnancy BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN May is Lupus Awareness Month, and many women wonder whether lupus may increase the risk for birth defects. Women with lupus can have healthy pregnancies — however, they also have a higher chance for complications. Lupus is formally known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is an […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Respect yourself, protect yourself

April 14, 2019 by  
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Respect yourself, protect yourself BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN We are all excited about the coming of spring, the season when we are awed by something that is inside virtually all living things: nature’s impulse to showcase its beauty and reproduce. It’s also a good time to think about your sexual health. April is STD […]

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