Tag: Health-care

GOP Health Care Still in Limbo, Conservatives Push to Cut Benefits

As Republicans remain divided over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed repeal to Obamacare, conservatives are pushing for an end to “essential health benefits” that include maternity care, addiction treatment, annual well visits and mental health services. Eliminating the essential health benefits would lower premiums, conservative lawmakers argue….

Report: Beauty Products for Black Women Have More Health Hazards

An analysis of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women found that approximately 1,177 products contain more potentially harmful ingredients than products promoted to the general public. Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington-basednonprofit and nonpartisan environmental organization specializing in research and advocacy, released the report “Big…

First Black Woman Promoted to Three-Star Army General

By Sheryl Estrada Lt. Gen. Nadja West was formally promoted to three-star general in the United States Army on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photos courtesy of Office of the Surgeon General/U.S. Army Medical Command. Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West is a trailblazer in the U.S. Army health care system. West, the…