COVID-19. Coronavirus. Those two scary words have been in the headlines of every major and minor media outlet, and have landed nearly a million Americans in the Intensive Care Unit in hospitals across the nation, with sadly, not everyone returning home. What's even more alarming, is data released showing that Black Americans are dying from the novel Coronavirus at disproportionately high rates.
As we all know Covid-19 is an unprecedented event that is affecting everyone around the world. Dr. Fatima Ogunlana has compiled a list of the ways you can possibly see your doctor during your state’s stay-at-home orders to abide with social distancing and to assist in flattening the curve.
The family of legendary Houston HIV/AIDS activist and pioneer Barbara Joseph has confirmed that Joseph passed away on Sunday, March 29.
The Houston Health Department will double its daily COVID-19 testing capacity when it opens its second community drive-thru test site for people with symptoms on Wednesday, April 1.
The Houston Health Department announced 54 new positive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Sunday, bringing the city's total to 286. Houston's COIVD-19 deaths remain at two as no new deaths were reported Sunday.
"I am not my hair!" is the bold statement Jo H. Golden told African-American News&Issues, and she's proving it. The gifted photographer turned the lens on herself, as she publicly chronicles one of the toughest fights of her life: battling Stage 3 breast cancer.
Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Director and Local Health Authority Dr. Jacquelyn Johnson Minter, in coordination with OakBend Medical Group, have announced the first COVID-19 testing site in Fort Bend County.
The City of Houston is encouraging everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for large events and mass gatherings. City and health officials are recommending everyone to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more, however President Donald Trump has suggested avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people.
More than 300 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in Stude Park on Feb. 23 to educate the public on the dangers of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). They participated in the 10th annual Darling Dash 10K/5K/1K Race for #SickleCellTrait, presented by UT Physicians and hosted by local nonprofit, As One Foundation (AOF).
The American Heart Association's 2020 Houston Heart Ball raised a whopping $2.3 million to fund its research and education programs that will ultimately save lives from heart disease and stroke. The event, which was emceed by ABC 13's Melanie Lawson and chaired by longtime AHA supporters Beverly and Jim Postl, was held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Feb. 15.