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HBCUs trying to bridge medical distrust in Black community amid COVID-19

sshepard/iStockBy JADE LAWSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color in the United States, dozens of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are stepping in to help lead the Black community to get tested more and to participate in vaccine trials. But medical misuse from past research experiments…read more »

Women diagnosed with breast cancer amid COVID-19 stress importance of mammograms

ABC NewsBy JOANNNE ROSA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic may have some people wondering which health checkups can be postponed until things calm down, but three breast cancer survivors say breast cancer screening is one to keep.Jennifer Gordon, Tanisha Worthy and Jennifer Grannis shared their stories on “The View” Thursday about how they…read more »

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters: What to know

LPETTET/iStockBy SARAH MESSER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As schools get back in session and more employees return to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are warning about the potential risks of commuting together in cars, whether through neighborhood carpools or ride-share services.”They’re shedding virus in their mouth and their nose and they’re speaking…read more »

Dolly Parton teams up with other artists for song to support fight to end breast cancer

Covenant House International/Getty Images for A Night of Covenant House StarsBy CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Dolly Parton and Sara Evans are among the female artists lending their voices to “PINK,” a new collaboration benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit working to end breast cancer.The star-studded, cross-genre single also features…read more »

International Pronouns Day: What to know about using pronouns

ABC News Photo IllustrationBy GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — She, he, they, ze, her, him, them, zir.They’re little words that are a part of our everyday language. But to many, the way these words — known as pronouns — are used can make a big difference in acknowledging identity.”Using the correct pronouns not only…read more »

In the face of rising infections, Texas funeral home directors prepare for the worst

sshepard/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — In El Paso, Texas, funeral directors are preparing for a worst-case scenario.Over the past two weeks, COVID-19 infections have risen 500%, according Angela Mora, the city’s health director. While El Paso is doing more testing, rising hospitalizations and a 12.7% positivity rate for COVID-19 tests suggest that El…read more »