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March 26, 2020

For many of us, our plans continue to change amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some wonder if now is a good time to postpone or cancel their spring break travel.
According to Cleveland Clinic’s Nikita Desai, M.D., there are good reasons to avoid hopping on an airplane during a viral pandemic.


“Recirculation of air is a possibility for transmission, but what’s more concerning is all of the places that people touch when they get on a...

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:

• People aged 65 year...

The Call and Post recognizes the need for this critical levy to aid in Cuyahoga County’s ability to provide essential health and human services to county residents in need. That levy is ISSUE 33, VOTE March 17;

I want to reiterate our support.

CLEVELAND - A program that allows senior citizens with disabilities to remain living in their homes instead of a much more costly assisted living facility would see spending cuts if Cuyah...

September 4, 2019

September is National Literacy Month ~ Promote Well Checks and Literacy Through Teddy Bear Clinics

CLEVELAND, OH — Going to the doctor is good for a child’s health, and it can be good for early literacy, too. In honor of National Literacy Month, Buckeye Health Plan is kicking off its year-long partnership with Reach out and Read, a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care to give young children a found...

May 11, 2016


The president of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC), Dr. Winston Price, announced Deborah King as their national spokesperson. Ms. King joins the renowned organization that has served as an outspoken catalyst for correcting antiquated and ineffective substance use disorder policies in the US since 2004.


"Ms. King is uniquely and highly qualified to help deliver this critical message of drug policy in...



United Pastors in Mission President Dr. Larry Macon and his members held a press conference recently to acknowledge their support of Dr. Charles Modlin, Director, Minority Men’s Health Center at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Modlin will host the 14th annual Minority Men’s Health fair on April 21 at the Cleveland Clinic main campus from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

The event offers free health screenings, health information and free parking f...



Oddly enough people tend to focus on everything but them and their personal wellbeing, when it comes to the minority population that number escalates. Mental health has always been looked upon with a negative connotation, within the ethnic population. The term mental health brings with it a certain amount of fear of the unknown. It was taught that this was a topic not to be spoken of outside the home.


People of color it is t...

October 29, 2015



How does a person with an affluent upbringing, educational attainment, and a successful executive career, get addicted to drugs? Recovery advocate Deborah King knows the answer first-hand.


“I went to boarding school and graduated from college with honors. I grew up very close to the entertainment arena. I enjoyed the lifestyle, thrill, and living on the edge,” she revealed. “I made the mistake of believing that nothing I pai...



There are people who have the odds stacked against them in life and despite all the odds they soar to heights unimaginable and often with a humble graciousness that’s truly awe-inspiring. They help us realize that while our circumstances shape us, they do not diminish our dreams and goals and persistent drive to achieve them. 


Louis Stokes and his brother Carl were awe-inspiring.


At their start in life, no one would have exp...

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