WellBeing Wednesdays

Research has shown that diabetes disproportionately high rates of diabetes are found among minority communities such as Hispanic (15.5%) and Black (17.4%) adults. Minority communities also face many barriers when it comes to getting medical care, leading to higher rates of hospitalizations and death due to diabetes. In today’s episode, Matty talks with Dr. Ruba […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

Baby Boomers, particularly those aged 50 and above, face significant struggles with quitting smoking due to long-term dependence, social acceptance during their younger years, and stress triggers. Areas like Cleveland, Lorain, Geauga, Lake, and Cuyahoga Counties are lacking adequate cessation programs. MetroHealth’s Nicotine Dependency Prevention and Treatment Program is unique with its personalized, multi-faceted approach, […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

Your family health history is like a roadmap to your future well-being. It reveals crucial information about the genetic predispositions and hereditary conditions that can affect you and your descendants. Learning about your family’s health history can help you and your healthcare providers make informed decisions about your health, including early detection and prevention of […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

  Taking care of your mental health isn’t just a young person’s issue. About one in four older adults experience some mental issue, such as depression, anxiety, or dementia according to the World Health Organization. Additionally, people aged 85 and older have the highest suicide rate of any age group, making their mental health care […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States and is the second leading cause of death from cancer among women. Although the overall incidence of breast cancer is highest in white women, black women have the highest rate of death from breast cancer, followed by Latina women.   In […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

Trauma refers to a circumstance in which your sense of safety was jeopardized in some manner, either directly or indirectly. Although trauma is typically a result of impactful, life-altering incidents, it can also stem from the cumulative impact of everyday stressors, such as racial discrimination and other forms of bias. Trauma-informed care encompasses a range […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

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.

WellBeing Wednesdays

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. […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

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. […]

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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 […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

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. […]

WellBeing Wednesdays

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 […]