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NPR’s Morning Edition Informative Segment on FQHCs

On Wednesday March 6, 2024, National Public Radio's Morning Edition broadcast a powerful, informative story describing the essential healthcare services delivered through the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) program and profiling the positive impacts one...

Paying for Social Support Boost Physical and Mental Health

Paying for Social Support Boost Physical and Mental Health

Seniors with more social connections tend to thrive. So when Nancy Freeborne, PA-C, MPH, DrPH, saw her father, Bill, experiencing health issues, she found it comforting that EmpowerMe’s on-site therapists were there “to make him the best he can be.” In fact, Bill’s therapy team (including Marianne Del Rosario, COTA/L, pictured here with Bill) helped inspire this recent article Dr. Freeborne wrote for Psychology Today!

Your Brain Is Changed by Social Isolation

Your Brain Is Changed by Social Isolation

Teens and seniors can be hit hard by seclusion, which may change the brain. We humans are wired to be social, and many of us had difficulties during the lockdowns and seclusion of the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Loneliness, malaise, and feelings of isolation were...

Better Pregnancy Outcomes for African Americans

Better Pregnancy Outcomes for African Americans

For the last decade, there has been attention to the troublesome fact that African American women have more problematic pregnancies than do white women. And, while in the U.S. pregnancy outcomes are generally poorer than outcomes in other developed countries, African...

Achieving Fitness With Friends

Achieving Fitness With Friends

Tying up the sneakers is the easy part—committing to getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week takes discipline, planning, and pals. We are social creatures who do best with healthy competition and peer pressure. A body of...

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