Health & Wellness

Dining With Friends is Back: Sign Up to Host a Party & Raise Money for Palmetto Community Care

After a nearly five-year hiatus, Palmetto Community Care is reviving a classic fundraiser: Dining With Friends. Hundreds of people around the greater Charleston community will host dinner parties in their homes, churches or workplaces as part of a massive fundraising effort to support the work of Palmetto Community Care. Party hosts and their guests are…

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Does Racism Have an Impact on Health?

By K. Barrett Bilali, Miami Times kbbilali@miamitimesonline.com Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities. One researcher is using his foundation-funded fellowships to dive into the barriers to good health in the Black community, namely…

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Health Equity Leaders Dr. Gail Christopher and Heather McGhee Co-Host Webinar on the Impact of Racism on Health Outcomes

Dr. Gail Christopher and daughter, Heather C. McGhee, two of the country’s most acclaimed social justice and health equity advocates, will share their insights on the impact of racism on health outcomes during a November 1 Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) webinar entitled: Taking Action to Promote Health Equity – Using Lessons from Cutting Edge…

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Truesdale Medical Center Opens in North Charleston, Offering HIV Care and Primary Medical Care

Truesdale Medical Center, offering both primary medical care and treatment specific to those living with HIV, has opened in North Charleston. The center operates in partnership with Palmetto Community Care, a nonprofit providing complete compassionate HIV care and prevention education awareness in the Charleston area. Truesdale Medical Center is located at 6296 Rivers Ave., Suite…

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As Open Enrollment Kicks Off, Charleston Seniors Still Lag Far Behind National Average in Medicare Advantage Participation

Last week, Clover Health revealed that only 21% of seniors in Charleston County are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. This figure has remained stagnant since 2015, despite massive increases in nationwide enrollment in recent years. As of September 2018, 75,203 adults in Charleston County were eligible for Medicare — a population increase of almost 10 percent since 2017. However, Charleston…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: René Syler

René Syler, former co-anchor of CBS News’ The Early Show, joined Susan G. Komen as an Ambassador in January 2007, after years of volunteering for the organization and supporting various events as emcee, activist and educator. Since January 2007, René has traveled the country attending Komen Community Challenge events and the 2007 Komen National Race…

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