The first Multicultural Women’s Health Fair & Empowerment Expo, presented by MetroHealth and the Vernon Family Foundation, is coming to Cleveland on September 30. MetroHealth President and CEO Dr. Airica Steed tells us why MetroHealth is choosing to focus on women’s health. To register, visit https://www.metrohealth.org/womens-health-expo.
The American Diabetes Association states that diabetes disproportionately affects Black adults with 18.7% of all African Americans in the U.S over 20 years of age being diagnosed with diabetes compared to 7.1% of non-Hispanic white Americans. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that impacts many parts of the body, including the feet via foot ulcers. […]
Matty Willz Speaks with Kathleen Alto, PhD and Mark McLoney, MD about how LGBTQ+ people face high rates of mistreatment, disrespect, and sometimes outright denial of care when seeking medical services. Providers and staff may be biased because of personal attitudes, a lack of knowledge about LGBTQ-specific health issues, and a need for better training. […]
MetroHealth understands the psychological impact of these conditions and tailors treatment approaches to various skin types. Dr. Crowe has more than 15 years of experience, with the majority of his time focused on skin of color. He serves as MetroHealth’s Department Chair of Dermatology and has been with Metro since 2011. He is a member […]
In many minority communities, mental illness is viewed as a weakness or personal failing rather than a real medical condition. People may feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help. Recognizing that we all have mental health struggles at times is an important step towards breaking through these barriers. In today’s episode, Matty talks with Dr. […]
In light of the steadily alarming rise of maternal mortality in the U.S., which recent data shows has been exacerbated by the pandemic, MetroHealth in Cleveland, supports black mothers through its focus to eradicate this epidemic in the Northeast Ohio region. This episode features Dr. Jessica Pippen, a Maternal/Fetal Medicine Physician and Director of the Mother Child […]
It’s important to know the symptoms of depression, so you or your loved ones can get on the path to feeling your best. Many people don’t realize that poor physical health—especially heart health—may be related to depression or other mental health conditions. In this episode, Dr. Cheryl Wills, Vice Chair for Equity Diversity Inclusion and […]
Addiction and mental health often go hand-in-hand—and when they do, you can’t treat one without addressing the other. A carefully crafted, individualized treatment plan supports long-term success—as does ongoing support. In this episode, Matty talks with Dr. Tyffani Dent, a psychologist with MetroHealth, about treating addiction and mental health issues together.
Beyond the stigma still associated with mental healthcare, there are a number of other barriers to receiving treatment. Often, people are confused about who to call first, or where to begin. There may be fear associated with a diagnosis or treatment plan. Taking the first step can be the most difficult part, but it […]
Mental health and addiction are often seen in tandem—and both often have stigma and shame attached to them. Dr. Neera Gupta has treated patients with diagnoses that include both substance abuse disorders as well as behavioral health disorders. In this episode, she provides insight into how to recognize warning signs and support those who […]
Today’s reality of constant media consumption puts traumas associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, racial violence and social upheaval front and center in the lives of children. While children and adolescents are experiencing their own individual stresses, they often are experiencing what’s called collective trauma as well. In today’s episode, Matty talks with Dr. Marsheena Murray […]
Correctional health is population health, and has long suffered from gaps in resources and availability for those in the prison system. As a hospital system that meets the needs of everyone in the community, including those who have been pushed aside by society, MetroHealth has stepped up to meet the needs of incarcerated persons. In […]