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What $1.8M from Bloomberg Philanthropies Means For Birmingham City Students

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham Promise has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to expand its apprenticeship and internship program for...

Sickle Cell Patients Suffer Discrimination, Poor Care — And Shorter Lives

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News NeDina Brocks-Capla sits in her kitchen in San Francisco. Her son Kareem Jones died at age 36 from sickle cell...

Poll: Americans Avoid Planning For Serious Illness

By Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News “I’ll deal with it tomorrow. The perpetual tomorrow.” That’s what one person told a pollster, encapsulating how Americans avoid planning ahead for...

Lynneice Washington beat breast cancer and now she nurtures others

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Lynneice Washington remembers the time as one filled with challenges in her life. She was campaigning for a district judge...

United Way supports families fighting through disabilities

By Pat Byington Bhamnow.com Eryca Lewis and her son, Kylin, have a special bond. That’s the first thing you notice about them. It’s seen in the...

Inspired by his wife’s selfless example, Tracey Muhammad teaches others about...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times After his wife was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, Tracey Muhammad asked one of the doctors present how he could...

Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C

By Glenn Ellis  Most of us have seen the commercials on television stating that people born from 1945 to 1965 have the highest rate of...

Patient Navigators Slice Red-Tape To Battle Health Disparities

By Kristian Foden-Vencil Oregon Public Broadcasting/ Kaiser Health News When a receptionist hands out a form to fill out at a doctor’s office, the questions are...

Minorities more likely to receive ineffective care

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than...

Obesity increasing among young people

Special to the Times Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the...

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