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American Heart Association: Reduce vaping to reduce cardiovascular risk

A new scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association calls on policymakers at the local, state and national levels…

Protecting yourself in this 3rd summer of COVID-19

A look back on the first summer of COVID-19, 2020, we find a country that had just passed the milestone…

UC Health, advocates, Ohio legislators announce women can soon access more breast cancer screenings

More women in Ohio will soon have access to additional breast cancer screenings, thanks to legislation sponsored by two Cincinnati-area…

Make mental wellness part of total health for Black communities

The next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in California has arrived. As the state begins to implement its SMARTER Plan,…

LGBTQ+ health: Debunking sexual and reproductive health myths

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) persons often face higher rates of stigma and discrimination in the…

Four Outstanding Women named Champions of Health

On Saturday, April 30th in Washington Park at Closing the Health Gap’s 18th Annual Health Expo, Closing the Health Gap…

FDA to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

The Food and Drug Administration is banning menthol cigarettes. The FDA has also proposed a ban on flavored cigars.

Health Gap’s Expo helps residents who have fallen behind on check-ups during the pandemic

Closing the Health Gap, a Cincinnati non-profit working to empower families to take control of their own health, hosted its…

Black women are still dying from childbirth in 2022. Why?

Black women in Los Angeles County are four times more likely to die because of pregnancy and its complications than…

At-home screening program aims to reduce colorectal cancer rates in Black community

Colorectal cancer experts have launched a new initiative aimed at improving early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer in the…