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Recognizing the Legacy of Medical Racism – Black History in Medicine

Black History Month is about remembrance. Remembering can take many forms, and perhaps you have observed BHM through a variety of ways like reading Black authors or supporting Black-owned businesses. Our last blog was a celebration of Black history as we remembered and honored Black scientists and health care workers who have revolutionized the field Read More

Black History in Medicine

February is Black History Month, a time where we intentionally recognize the importance of Black lives and stories to our communities and nation; remember the realities of past and present systems of oppression; and re-commit ourselves to the justice work that remains. Founded as a part of the 1960s Civil Rights movement (1), community health Read More

Birth Defects Prevention

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and a great time to learn how we can prevent or prepare for birth defects. According to the CDC, birth defects occur in roughly 1 in 33 infants born in the United States each year. Not all birth defects can be prevented, however, there are steps a woman Read More

Cherry Health Frontline Heroes: Paul Bryant

Even during a pandemic, Cherry Health providers and staff work day-after-day to care for patients who are sick and need urgent care. Despite the challenges of adapting to a new normal – both at work and at home – these healthcare professionals never fail to find inspiration around them to keep them going. In this Read More

Cherry Health Frontline Heroes: Maria Vizcarra

Even during a pandemic, Cherry Health providers and staff work day-after-day to care for patients who are sick and need urgent care. Despite the challenges of adapting to a new normal – both at work and at home – these healthcare professionals never fail to find inspiration around them to keep them going. In this Read More

Cherry Health Frontline Heroes: Dr. Abha Gupta Varma

Even during a pandemic, Cherry Health providers and staff work day-after-day to care for patients who are sick and need urgent care. Despite the challenges of adapting to a new normal – both at work and at home – these healthcare professionals never fail to find inspiration around them to keep them going. In this Read More

The 2020 Census and COVID-19

The first census in the United States took place in 1790 by foot or on horseback, and this year’s 2020 Census is the 23rd in our nation’s history but the first to occur during a pandemic. The U.S. Constitution requires that every person living in the United States be counted every 10 years. The information Read More

Eat Right Bite by Bite!

National Nutrition Month is here again this March, and this is a good time to reflect on our health, including new and old eating habits. Eat Right Bite by Bite is a theme brought to you by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. What does Eat Right Bite by Bite mean? It is a fancy Read More

ASK THE DENTIST: Understanding Your Dental Insurance

Q: How do I know if my insurance includes dental services? A: Different insurance plans cover different services. Therefore, before you visit your dentist, it is important to make sure he/she accepts your insurance plan and that the service you need is covered. It is also important to understand what coverage level you have. With Read More

ASK THE DENTIST: Minimize Cavities Caused by Dry Mouth

Q: Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed my mouth is dry. Why is this? A: Cavities are often caused by dry mouth as a side-effect of medication. In fact, more than 500 medications—including those for treating allergies, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety, depression, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s—can cause dry mouth that Read More