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1:53 AM / Friday February 23, 2024

Health

It’s time to reframe how we think of type 1 diabetes

December 8, 2023

BPT Sponsored by Sanofi Approximately one in 10 Americans (37.3 million people total) have some type of diabetes. While as many as 95% of these cases are classified as type 2 diabetes, the number of people living with type 1 diabetes is increasing over time. It’s for this reason it is critical to raise awareness…

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Feeling burnt out? Watch out for these symptoms

December 1, 2023

BPT If long workdays leave you wondering if you’re burnt out, take a closer look. While typical signs of work-related burnout can mean you’re overdue for serious PTO, other symptoms may indicate psychological, emotional and/or physical issues that need to be addressed for your well-being. Listing your symptoms may provide a clearer picture of what…

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Dec. 9: A conversation with the Black community on mental health: Breaking the Stigma & Healing the Trauma

December 1, 2023

On Dec 9, Senator Sharif Street, is sponsoring a “Conversation with the Black Community: Breaking the Stigma & Healing the Trauma,” Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Temple Liacouras Center PHILADELPHIA— Stress, depression and grief is on the increase during the holiday season, especially among people in African Diaspora communities who are already…

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How to help protect against COVID-19 this season

November 27, 2023

BPT Many people feel the need to shield their loved ones from harm’s way and preserve and protect what’s most precious, whether it’s a life partner, children, or elderly parents, and that includes protection from infectious diseases like COVID. Although COVID is no longer considered a public health emergency, it remains an ongoing health concern…

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Let’s debunk six myths about the flu shot

November 17, 2023

BPT The seasons are changing and with winter comes, unfortunately, the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests a flu vaccination is your best protection against influenza. While flu is most serious for older Americans and individuals with certain chronic conditions, it can affect people of all ages. The CDC says the…

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How to find the right match for you in a therapist

November 5, 2023

BPT For those seeking a mental healthcare provider, finding the right one can feel much like dating —  it is overwhelming to find someone who shares the same values, meets your needs, and with whom you feel a connection. However, finding an attentive, caring, and knowledgeable therapist can pay dividends on your mental well-being. “Working…

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Black therapist directory: Culturally-Competent Mental Health Resources in the Philadelphia Region

November 3, 2023

The range of issues the Black mental health professionals on this list focus on include: general anxiety, reproductive anxiety/depression, anger, stress, grief, depression, sexual abuse, self-esteem, ADHD, family, couples, immigrants, seniors, women’s issues, men’s issues, substance abuse, PTSD, education, children/youth, personality disorders, life transitions, LBGT+ and religious trauma. They also specifically seek to provide safe…

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988 Diaspora Campaign says Black Therapists Matter 

November 3, 2023

The campaign seeks to promote awareness of the 988 Mental Health Lifeline and access to treatment Stigmas and other barriers often prevent people of African descent from seeking treatment for their mental illness. One of the primary barriers is a lack of Black mental health professionals. This fact has spurred the 988 African Diaspora Campaign…

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The Healthier You Conference returns to Chester

November 2, 2023

By Kharisma McIlwaine  Health is wealth.  This concept has been on the forefront of the push for more people to prioritize their health and wellness. Finding work, school and personal life balance amidst the high levels of stress that often come with adulting can be extremely challenging. Dedicating time to maintain physical and mental health…

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