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Since the beginning of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have rigidly adhered to the quarantine and social distancing guidelines that have been established, which includes avoiding regularly scheduled appointments with health care providers. In an effort to avoid contracting …

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On June 9, the city-county council unanimously passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in Marion County. According to the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), a public health emergency is instituted when a situation becomes emergent; when its health consequences have…

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All of our attention is understandably drawn to the COVID-19 crisis; however, we need to remember that other illnesses that threaten our health have not gone away. We’re still at risk of serious issues like heart disease or cancer, and we shouldn’t lose sight of that during the pandemic.

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Ahead of an afternoon sit-in at the Statehouse on June 6, a protester grabbed a megaphone and stood on a bench, overlooking a crowd of hundreds of people. Pulling down his face mask, he told the crowd of racial disparities in the fight against COVID-19, and why he — an African American man —…

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The American workplace has its own rules of engagement. If these rules are not understood or violated in any way, people of color face the possibility of being ousted. Although this may not, absolutely, translate to job loss, it could construe: alienation, being “on the menu and not at the t…

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Researchers at Indiana University’s School of Medicine are looking for volunteers to study immunity for COVID-19.

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The entire world has been introduced to an invisible monster that has crippled our existence. The reported, unprecedented death tolls have been staggering with no foundational resolve near. In the midst of chaos, health care professionals continued to serve patience and uphold their professi…

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During a crisis, there is a tendency to become stressed, anxious and depressed. Our coping skills become overused and we become overwhelmed. Daily living activities may seem more of a burden than a thoughtless routine. For people already suffering from mental illness, the onset of a crisis c…

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Does pressure shape the man or reveal him? Think about your own personal experiences with those whom you believed you could count on in the heat of battle and adversity. How would you answer that question in view of their history of behavior with you in times of trouble? However you answer t…

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If there’s one thing I love about my people, Black people, it’s that we are a resilient bunch! We’ve lived through so much tragedy and adversity, and yet we keep showing up and most of the time showing out! Here’s the problem. I get worried about those of you who do keep showing up, but you’…

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Spring has arrived and people are excited to spend time outside and get fresh spring air, especially given the stay-inside order that’s in place due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, spring may also trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups for some. Allergies and asthma are common …