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Clergy Corner: Better Than $150,000.00?

 The Boston Marathon! What an amazing race! Back when I was in high school and spending a fair amount of time running track, my dad told me if I would prepare for the Boston Marathon and meet the qualifying time, he would sponsor me.

Seasonal allergy risks unique to the Inland Empire

Living in the Inland Empire poses specific challenges for individuals prone to environmental allergies. 

Will California’s Medicaid expansion reach the ‘hardly reached’ in California’s far north?

In October, we traveled to Tulelake in California’s far northern Siskiyou County, to talk to undocumented farmworkers about their experience with health care. Across the board, in interviews with close to a dozen individuals, the response was near universal. 

Black Women in the U.S. Murdered Six Times More Often Than White Women Over Last 20 Years

Black women in the U.S were, on average, six times more likely to be murdered than their white peers for the years 1999 through 2020, according to an analysis of racial disparities in U.S. homicide rates to be released by Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The Health Divide: FDA under fire for lack of action on pulse oximeters for dark skin

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel met Feb. 2 to discuss the problems that pulse oximeters pose for patients with dark skin, including Black and Hispanic individuals. Advocates and experts said urgent action is needed, but change has not been forthcoming.

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