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    By Dianne Anderson The Black community had been stuck in crisis mode for a long time, and then the pandemic hit. Since Coronavirus, the rise in mental health issues are consistent with increased unemployment, loss of healthcare, surging death rate twice that of whites, and back-to-back victimization of Blacks by police abusers. It’s keeping healthcare ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone thinks they want to know what COVID-19 symptoms are like, but Yvonne Peeples says if you have it, you know it. From the beginning, she knew something was wrong. The persistent cough seemed to go away for a while, but come back. She lost her sense of taste and smell, and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As the nation was out hoarding rationed toilet paper, and just about anything else they could fit in the cart, health professional Doretha Williams-Flournoy was flying back home to California where she basically had the plane to herself. At the airport, she took note of nonstop news on COVID 19. One station ...
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    by Dianne Anderson By itself, the fight for survival and surviving medical treatment is hard enough for one in eight women that will experience breast cancer in their lifetimes, but recovery and the choices after surgery aren’t much easier. Long-time health advocate Ernesta Wright wants them to know they don’t have to go through it ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everything community residents need to take charge of their health is now ready for the Westside of San Bernardino. All they have to do is show up and sign up. Local community health advocates are mapping out strategies for the biggest time of their year starting October 15, when open enrollment for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Going to the doctor’s office to review cancer options is never stress-free, but it can get a little easier if you know the right questions to ask, and if you bring a friend. Longtime health advocate Ernesta Wright said a big part of her nonprofit outreach has been raising community awareness, particularly ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Cancer survivors, numbering about 37 million in America, know the drill of what cancer patients are still learning – that diet, exercise, proper nutrition, and the right attitude are essential from the first diagnosis to disease-free. Sonya Adams started her journey five years ago of celebrating cancer survivors after retiring from her ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Talk of healthcare politics lately is enough to drive anyone’s blood pressure up a few notches, but certified Covered California outreach educator Ernesta Wright, is calling for calm, at least through 2018. Plans are expected to remain the same, with the exception of some individual premium hikes, or patrons shopping new providers ...