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Social worker sues Louisiana over respite care regulations

Ursula Newell-Davis cares deeply for those most in need in her New Orleans community. After two decades of working with special needs children, she decided to launch a company that would provide much-needed respite services to this vulnerable population.  Inspired by her experience as a special needs […]

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Buchanan to oversee Woman’s physician services

Woman’s Hospital has welcomed Eboni Thompson Buchanan as vice president of physician Services. She is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Woman’s physician practices and the continued advancement of clinical services. Buchanan, a […]

Health

Meet Bianca Plant eating God’s way

While hosting monthly televised nutrition segments, dietician Bianca Plant, MPA, RD, LDN presents nutritious recipes and healthy lifestyle strategies shared in her first cookbook, Eating to Live–Eating God’s Way. During a time where many people are looking to nutrition to prevent or heal from […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact, severity of COVID-19 disparities in Blacks

A member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci has at times found himself at odds with President Donald Trump. For example, earlier this year, the president announced that he would withdraw U.S. funding and support for the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Dr. Fauci told BlackPressUSA that he still maintains a close relationship with the organization.
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What about school after COVID?

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is currently developing plans for the 2020-2021 school year. In order for officials to design the safest and most practical back-to-school options, they are asking families to complete […]

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Congressional Black Caucus, civil rights organizations challenge CDC to provide reports on rate of infections

We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we’re told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence
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State of emergency declared for Black America as public health experts reveal coronavirus is airborne

WASHINGTON DC (NNPA)–While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols […]

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Doctor explains use of RA, lupus drug to treat coronavirus

There are plans to work together with multiple advocacy groups supporting patients with rheumatic diseases such as lupus to ensure that our patients get the medications they need for their underlying disease while also working with those who are treating patients with the current COVID-19 infection. […]

Baton Rouge

Grower training, Hemp summit, and ‘Queen Sugar’ headline SU’s Louisiana Small Farmers Conference

For a decade, the Southern University Ag Center’s Louisiana Small Farmers Conference has provided the state’s small agricultural producers with strategies and information on the latest educational tools and resources to help them stay in […]

Baton Rouge

Fitness Stroll rescheduled for Feb. 15

Bodystyle Personal Fitness in conjunction with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome is hosting a free, community-wide “Fitness Stroll” to help residents jumpstart a healthier lifestyle in the New Year.  The stroll will be held on Saturday Feb. 15, in the North […]

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosting World AIDS Day Walk/Run/Ride, other activities Dec. 1

The Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., along with theAIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Southern University Horace W. Moody Intramural Sports Complex is hosting a World AIDS Day one-mile walk, run and ride and other activities on […]