No Menthol Sunday encourages Black health equity by saying ‘no’ to the tobacco industry
The annual campaign addresses the detrimental impact that smoking tobacco has on Black communities, and the history of targeted advertising of menthol-flavored cigarettes.
2 weeks ago
Philly’s IndeVets is expanding its peer support network for veterinarians
The group added five Philly veterinarians to its peer counseling network Lifeboat, an online tool that allows vets to report mental health crises.
3 weeks ago
Some allergy meds require a photo ID to buy. Here’s what to do in Philly if you don’t have one
With pollen counts high this spring, many are reaching for their allergy meds. But some over-the-counter allergy drugs require a U.S. photo ID to purchase.
4 weeks ago
Nearly 1 in 5 Temple students seeking mental health counseling say they’re ‘in crisis’
University officials this year expect the highest numbers of reported same-day crisis appointments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 month ago
Philly’s next mayor could try to end Kensington’s open-air drug market. How that could unfold is uncertain
Residents and community health care workers are expressing concern about proposals around law enforcement arresting individuals using illicit drugs out in the open.
2 months ago
Philly VA hospital hosts town hall for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals
The event is a part of broader VA efforts to raise awareness about new health care benefits that were signed into law last summer.
2 months ago
A Brewerytown school is now home to the city’s first on-site pediatric dental clinic
Operated by Temple Dental School, the practice aims to increase access to quality care in an area of Philly that has long needed it.
3 months ago
YEAH Philly creates space for joy and healing in the midst of Philly’s gun violence epidemic
YEAH Philly was formed to provide a space for Black youth to engage and implement teen-led interventions to address community violence.
4 months ago
‘A sense of obligation’: College of Physicians and Penn Medicine start program to inspire young Black men to practice medicine
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine are hoping to influence more young, Black men to enter med school.
4 months ago
Kensington’s Esperanza Health Center eyes expansion, new wellness center
Kensington-area medical facility Esperanza Health Center plans to expand its health and behavioral services, as well as a newly built community wellness center.
5 months ago
People of color face discrimination in diagnosis and treatment of migraines, advocates say
Patient advocates are trying to address the disparities people of color face while trying to get a migraine diagnosis or treatment.
6 months agoListen 4:25
North and West Philly continue to see higher concentration of lead exposures, despite citywide decline
Despite an overall decline in cases, higher lead exposures continue to be concentrated in neighborhoods such as Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Germantown, and Cobbs Creek.
7 months ago
Medicare open enrollments have started as benefits change for 2023
The Medicare open enrollment window started on Oct. 15 and will end on Dec. 7 for individuals seeking coverage in 2023.
8 months ago
Increasing numbers of Black Americans report mental health concerns, survey finds
An annual survey from CVS Health and Morning Consult found that more Black Americans are reporting mental health concerns.
8 months ago
‘I don’t have to have a traumatic birth experience’: How Philly’s Womb-ish doula services empowered this Black mother
This story is brought to you by “Making Space for Black Health,” a WHYY series featuring people and places that promote Black health and well-being in our region.
10 months agoListen 3:36