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Demonstrators march in June to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital for maternal justice in Madison. Black women are more likely than white women to have preterm births and to give birth to babies with low birthweight, which can have long-term implications for a child’s future development.   

The 2020 Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference, to be held online this month and hosted in Madison, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected diverse communities in politics, business, incarceration, preventive services and health care.

Organizer Shonita Roach, of Madison, said the event, held for the first time last October in Milwaukee, aims to bring awareness to the mental health needs of pregnant women and mothers from various cultures and to services available to help them. Many women suffer postpartum depression or other problems in silence, said Roach, whose 21-month-old son died in Chicago in 2002.


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Health Union to Present Poster at 2020 North America Conference of Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Health Union has been accepted to present research about the potential influence of online lung cancer resources on receiving biomarker testing at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s 2020 North America Conference on Lung Cancer (NACLC). The research, in the form of a poster presentation titled “Biomarker Testing Among Users Of Online Lung Cancer Resources: Can Online Communities Make A Clinical Impact?” will be available throughout the conference, which runs Oct. 16-17.

The research digs into the lack of awareness around biomarker testing, despite its role in detecting mutations and ensuring appropriate treatments. Leveraging data from Health Union’s Lung Cancer In America 2019 survey of 867 people living with lung cancer, Health Union aimed to determine whether there is a link between receiving biomarker testing and using online lung cancer resources.

Only 29% of survey respondents said they had

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Conference Theme Focuses on How COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects Women of Color in a Variety of Sectors

Madison, WI –News Direct– Shades of You, Shades of Me

In recognition of October being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, “Shades of You, Shades of Me,” (SOYSOM) a maternal mental health advocacy organization, is proud to host the 2020 Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference (, an interactive, virtual event that brings together mental health professionals, policymakers, medical providers, doulas, advocates and community leaders from diverse backgrounds to have informed, community-focused conversations surrounding maternal mental health. Hosted in Madison, WI, this special event will be broadcast virtually on October 22-24, 2020.

Attendees can expect an exciting and informative forum with engaging and timely conversations surrounding the importance of culturally responsive care and services from top professionals, advocates and allies from all backgrounds, including Latinx, Asian, African-American, LGBTQIA, Native, Hmong and more.

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The School of Community Health Sciences Makes an Impact at This Year’s Virtual NPHA Conference

The Nevada Public Health Association is a statewide organization that brings together a diverse group of health professionals to focus energy and foster collaboration between organizations. Every year NPHA hosts a conference, bringing together public health leaders across Nevada. However, in alignment with the best practices for responding to COVID-19, this year’s conference was held virtually.

Faculty and students from the School of Community Health Sciences were recognized throughout the 2020 Nevada Public Health Association Conference with presentations, posters, awards, and new positions on this year’s board. Faculty who presented were Danika Williams, Mel Flores, Shawn Thomas, Elyse Monroy, Jennifer Pearson, Gerold Dermid, Mackenize Abramson, Kristen Clements-Nolle, Eric Crosbie, Taylor Lensch, Baldo Bobadilla,  Kelly Morning, Diana Sande, and Sara Hanafi. Both Meghan Anderson and Meg Diedrick, current MPH students, also presented at the conference. These presentations focused on an array of public health topics, including work force development, responding

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Net Health CEO Describes Company’s Work from Anywhere Model at NARA Conference

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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — When COVID-19 shut down normal operations, Net Health needed to reinvent itself as a virtual company overnight. With first-hand experience as to the benefits of the model, Net Health is now moving to a permanent Work from Anywhere (WFA) model. Josh Pickus, the company’s CEO, described the Company’s journey to the new model during a presentation at the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA) Fall Virtual Conference on September 23. 

“What started as a reaction to a public health crisis has revealed itself to be a strategic opportunity to reinvent how we operate,” said Pickus. “We have been able to deliver new solutions for our customers, supporting their critical efforts on the front lines of the pandemic, while offering our team

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Blockchain-based Healthcare Solutions to feature at CoinGeek Live Conference (September 30 – October 2)

LONDON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The latest innovations in blockchain for the health technology space will be on display at the upcoming CoinGeek Live Conference (September 30October 2), with two sessions that showcase vanguard companies developing solutions with the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

EHR Data: The First Healthcare Data Platform Using the Bitcoin SV Blockchain 
(October 1, 10:00-10:30am EST)

EHR Data, a Texas-based business launched by the founders of pharmacy technology company PDX, Inc., will present on its progress in developing the world’s first global electronic health record. Built using the Bitcoin SV blockchain, the EHR Data platform will enable individuals to securely own and control their personal medical information, while also providing health care providers and researchers better real-time access to data. The platform can facilitate a host of use cases designed to produce better health outcomes, while ushering in

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AACE Convenes First Ever Conference on Cardiometabolic Clinical Practice in Partnership With Leading Health Organizations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), a professional community of health care providers specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disorders, is hosting the first Innovation in Cardiometabolic Clinical Practice virtual conference from October 2-4, 2020. The conference will offer interactive learning sessions on translational medicine and clinical applications of evidence-based guidelines for physicians and health professionals across specialties who are caring for patients with cardiometabolic diseases. Registration for the conference is now open and free for all attendees.

The conference is co-provided by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC), Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and Endocrine Nurses Society (ENS). The collaboration among these leading organizations in cardiometabolic disease will ensure that the conference integrates multidisciplinary perspectives and fosters increased coordination among a patient’s care team.


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Anti-maskers protesters cause health officials’ press conference in Brooklyn to be cut short


Anti-maskers heckled city health officials during a southern Brooklyn press conference meant to address a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases on Friday — forcing the medical professionals to cut the gathering short. 

Various officials leading the charge against the virus within the Five Boroughs met at Gravesend Park shortly before noon, ostensibly to alert community members about new measures in response to the spike of cases in Brooklyn and Queens — but shortly before things kicked off, local resident and amateur radio host Heshy Tischler showed up filming himself bombastically denying the continued existence of COVID-19 in the area.

Tischler argues with a city staffer while disrupting the press conference. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Tischler, who continuously disrupted the press conference, called doctors and city officials

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Cyclo Therapeutics to Present at 2020 Annual Conference for NPC Patients, Families, and Health Professionals in the United Kingdom

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: CTDH), a clinical stage biotechnology company that develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) and Alzheimer’s Disease, today announced that the company will present on its clinical and drug development program for the orphan drug, Trappsol® Cyclo™, at the Niemann-Pick UK (NPUK) 11th Interactive Workshop on Niemann-Pick Diseases and the 27th Annual NPUK Family Conference. The conference brings together patients, families, caregivers, scientists, and health professionals for the purposes of learning about advances in NPC clinical trials and providing opportunities for community learning, sharing and support. The conference will take place virtually from September 25 to 27, 2020.

As it has for the past 5 years, Cyclo Therapeutics also provided an unrestricted grant to the NPUK to assist in support of all conference related activities.

Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) is a rare and

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