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.
2 weeks 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
2 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.
4 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.
5 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.
5 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.
6 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.
8 months agoListen 3:36
Rutgers study: HPV-related throat cancers are on the rise, and it’s Black and Hispanic men who are more likely to die from the disease
While white men are disproportionately affected by HPV-related throat cancer, Black and Hispanic men are dying from the disease at higher rates.
8 months ago
The historical ‘messy, moral dilemma’ of marketing menthol cigarettes to Black communities
Amid the FDA’s proposed menthol ban, some experts say cigarette brands will continue to target African Americans.
9 months agoListen 3:49
A conversation with the author of ‘Black Fathering and Mental Health,’ a new book on navigating the challenges — and embracing the joys — of parenthood
While acknowledging the unique challenges that Black fathers and children face, Hannon’s goal is to also share the joys of being a parent.
10 months agoListen 3:18
Penn’s medical school partners with HBCUs to attract more Black students into medicine
The PASS program allows undergraduate students to shadow physicians, participate in student-led clinics, and create support networks with faculty.
10 months ago
After Buffalo shooting, mental health professionals advise taking a break from the news. For Black Americans, that’s easier said than done
The exposure to racist acts of gun violence is a mental health concern, local mental health professionals say.
11 months ago
Biden is expanding Paxlovid availability. For independent pharmacies, stocking the COVID pill can be a hassle
Independent pharmacy owners and health experts want to streamline the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill.
11 months ago