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There is no excuse. Anti-vaxxers put us all at risk
March 12, 2019 — Lindenberger is the 18-year-old from Ohio who shared his story last week about growing up in an anti-vaccine household. He spoke at a U.S. Senate hearing on vaccines and the outbreak of preventable diseases. His mother, however well-meaning, never took him to get the standard vaccines that protect against measles, mumps, chickenpox, rubella and other diseases.
Morehouse School of Medicine, Sleep Diagnostic Center in Atlanta Receives Program
January 22, 2019 — Morehouse School of Medicine, Sleep Diagnostic Center in Atlanta recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Morehouse Healthcare Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
March 14, 2018 — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Morehouse Healthcare, the faculty physician practice of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships.
Child psychiatrist encourages candid conversations about violence
Feburary 23, 2018 — From the streets of Atlanta to the suburbs of Florida, the images of deadly gun violence can leave children with lots of tough questions.
CDC: Childbirth much riskier for Black mothers
Feburary 21, 2018 — It's an alarming statistic: Black women in American are 3 to 4 times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Anika Williams, a labor and delivery nurse at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, takes care of hundreds of women and their babies each year. But the mother of 6, pregnant with her seventh child, had no idea she might be at-risk of complications herself.
New year, New look: Georgia woman burned as a baby has reconstructive surgery
January 3, 2018 — With her scalp swollen by tissue expanders, Gladys White feels like she's standing on the brink of something big. It's her final visit with Morehouse Healthcare plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Dzifa Kpodzo before an operation that could be a game changer for Gladys.
After buying his insulin off Craigslist, Georgia college student finds help
December 8, 2017 — When Georgia State University freshman Khris Rowe found Morehouse School of Medicine's H.E.A.L. clinic off Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, the 20-year old was struggling. He's a type 1 diabetic. Doctors at the clinic gave Rowe free insulin samples to get him through the short-term. Then, to find a longer-term fix, Morehouse School of Medicine clinical pharmacist Dr. Christopher Holoway helped the Rowes pull together the paperwork Khris needed to qualify for the insulin manufacturer's patient assistance program.
MSM's Dr. Elizabeth Ofili to Receive 2017 NMQF Lifetime Achievement Award
April 11, 2017 — Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Clinical Research Center Director Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC, will be receiving the 2017 National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) Lifetime Achievement Award at its Annual Leadership Awards Dinner on April 24-25 in Washington, DC.
Are you a Shift Worker?
October 20, 2016 — Are you between 18 & 65 years of age and have been a shift worker for at least 6 months? We need you!
Annual Flu Shot: Your Best Shot for Staying Healthy This Season
September 29, 2016 — With that time of year now upon us, Morehouse Healthcare is prepared to protect its patients thanks to a stock of flu vaccine doses. Although young children and the elderly are among those most at-risk of getting the flu, the viral illness can make even healthy adults bedridden.
Free genetic test helps women, families get answers
August 15, 2016 — Morehouse School of Medicine cancer surgeon Dr. Derrick Beech thinks The Color Test, a new genetic screening tool for hereditary cancers, could be game-changer. Appointments to take the Color Test are available.
Countdown to Rio: Atlantans Prep for Summer Olympic Games with Help of Morehouse Healthcare
July 25, 2016 — Morehouse Clinic dispensing vaccinations, prescriptions and travel tips to ensure safe travel while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Over the Air, In the Streets, On the Web: Morehouse Healthcare Stresses 'Compassionate
Care, Innovative Medicine'
July 7, 2016 — The Morehouse Healthcare brand has gotten a facelift that better communicates its longstanding commitment to the local community and reaffirms its focus on clinical expertise and optimized care.
New Morehouse Healthcare Specialty Works to Reverse Existing Health Conditions, Prevent
June 15, 2016 — The Optimal Health and Wellness Clinic focuses on nutrition and lifestyle to unclog arteries, reverse diabetes and reduce risk of chronic disease.
Grady Memorial Hospital recognized with Gold Plus Award for heart failure care
June 6, 2016 — Grady Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
Closer Look: Emory's New President; Muhammad Ali; And More
June 6, 2016 — Dr. Priscilla Pemu, professor and director of clinical trials at the Morehouse School of Medicine, talks about the Food and Drug Administration’s latest guidelines regarding salt consumption.
Researchers look for stroke clues in the blood
May 4, 2016 — Every year about 750,000 Americans have a stroke. With better treatments more are surviving. Yet, strokes can be hard to diagnose and it's impossible to predict how a patient will respond to treatment.
US heart disease death rates declining, but more slowly in South
March 22, 2016 — Mortality rates from heart disease in the United States declined from 1973 to 2010, but the rate of decline was lowest in the South, according to data published in Circulation. At the beginning of the study period, the counties with the highest death rates from heart disease were concentrated in the Northeast, but at the end, they were concentrated in the South.
MSM's Dr. Evelyn Reynolds discusses improved ovarian cancer detection methods on ReachMD
with Dr. Renee Allen
March 7, 2016 — From the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100. Host Dr. Renee Allen is joined by Dr. Evelyn Reynolds to discuss critical updates in ovarian cancer, specifically dispelling the myth about ovarian cancer being a "silent killer." Dr. Reynolds an Associate Professor and Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She is board-certified in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and also Gynecologic Oncology.
"Public Affairs on Peach" - Women and Heart Disease
February 6, 2016 — MSM's Drs. Montgomery Rice, Harris & Pemu Discuss Women and Heart Disease on Peachtree TV's "Public Affairs on Peach"
Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Health Awareness Television Series on AIB
February 11, 2016 - Morehouse School of Medicine launches Health Currents, a new community-focused series that gives viewers information, resources, and tips for healthy living, on AIB.
Common Stroke Drug May Not Help African-American Women: Researcher
November 19, 2015 — Every 40 seconds, someone in this country has a stroke. African American women are the hardest hit when it comes to these deadly brain attacks.
Pre-Pregnancy Checklist for Women Planning a Pregnancy
November 10, 2015 — March of Dimes encourages women to go in for a pre-conception checkup. Dr. Montgomery Rice shares March of Dimes' pre-pregnancy checklist on FOX 5 Atlanta.
Group Wants Georgia To Do More To Lower Premature Birth Rate
November 6, 2015 — The March of Dimes has downgraded Georgia from a C to a D grade when it comes to preventing premature birth.
Curious About Sleep Disorders with Dr. Ketema Paul
November 4, 2015 — Ketema Paul remembers being wowed at an early age by his cousin’s chemistry set and always feeling drawn to science. This interest followed him to Howard University, Washington, D.C., where he earned an undergraduate degree in biology, and on to Georgia State University, Atlanta for his Ph.D. Now, an associate professor at Atlanta’s Morehouse School.
Mentoring Key To Getting Black Men Through Medical School
September 16, 2015 - The number of African-American men graduating from college over the past three decades has steadily increased. But, despite those overall numbers, medical school applications and enrollments by black men has steadily declined since the mid-1970s.
NCSH Issues Call to Increase Use of Preventive Sexual Health Care Services in African-American
July 2, 2015 - The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call to action to increase the uptake of essential preventive sexual health care services in the African-American community.
RCMI Participants Gather at MSM to Address Obesity in Minority Community
July 1, 2015 — Based on a recent study, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese in the United States. Recently, health officials with the Research Centers at Minority Institutions, or RCMI, and community partners came together at the Morehouse School of Medicine to talk about obesity among minorities.
MSM's Dr. Harry Heiman Discusses Whether ACA is Reducing Racial Disparities in Healthcare
June 29, 2015 — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a crucial provision of the Affordable Care Act in its ruling last Thursday, allowing federal health subsidies for lower income Americans to continue.
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