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April is National Minority Health Month.  It is an opportunity to advance health equity for all people of color, throughout the month.  However, did you know that this month is an offshoot of National Negro Health Week (1915) which was conceptualized and implemented by Booker T. Washington?  Booker T. Washington encouraged the African American community,…

March is colorectal cancer awareness month.  Despite vast improvements in our knowledge over the past four decades, colorectal cancer is still the second leading cause of death from cancer.  Colorectal cancer affects all racial groups and is most common after the fifth decade of life. Every year, close to 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal…

Red ties, red dresses and hats.  The pastoral processional and proclamation of the gospel—your body/his temple.  An old negro spiritual, Oh Freedom, sung by the choir who was directed by a University of Denver music professor.  Verses were added to this hymn, highlighting current day struggles given that this was Black History Month.  A few…

Need a date? How about three? In under five minutes? No, we’re not talking about matchmaking; we’re talking about smoothie-making. This smoothie recipe uses dates as a natural sweetener, which makes it a great choice when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. It’s also great when you need a speedy, filling…

Observed annually on February 14th, National Donor Day aims to raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of organ, eye and tissue donation while reminding us of the importance of discussing the topic with loved ones. In our community, there are nearly 2,500 people on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and thousands more…

THE MATTERS OF THE HEART The month of February deals with the matters of the heart.  The matters of the heart can be considered something fun or serious.  So, when you think about what goes on in this month, there are many themes that come very close to our heart.  First of all, there is…

February of each year, we celebrate American Heart Month.  The first heart month occurred in February of 1964 after it was proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  Since then, Congress has regulated the President of the United States to make an annual proclamation designating February of each year as American Heart Month.  Despite all the…

Hiding behind the low organ and tissue donation among minorities is that, reason and facts are sacrificed for opinion and myth.  Many times, false information is circulated and recycled as fact, as myth is more comfortable than the often-difficult search for truth. What are Myths?  Popular beliefs or tradition that have grown up around something…

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