Category Archives: ABC Health News

HBCUs trying to bridge medical distrust in Black community amid COVID-19

HBCUs trying to bridge medical distrust in Black community amid COVID-19

sshepard/iStockBy JADE LAWSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color in the United States, dozens of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are stepping in to help lead the Black community to get tested more and to participate in vaccine trials. But medical misuse from past research experiments…Read more »

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters: What to know

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters: What to know

LPETTET/iStockBy SARAH MESSER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As schools get back in session and more employees return to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are warning about the potential risks of commuting together in cars, whether through neighborhood carpools or ride-share services.”They’re shedding virus in their mouth and their nose and they’re speaking…Read more »

International Pronouns Day: What to know about using pronouns

International Pronouns Day: What to know about using pronouns

ABC News Photo IllustrationBy GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — She, he, they, ze, her, him, them, zir.They’re little words that are a part of our everyday language. But to many, the way these words — known as pronouns — are used can make a big difference in acknowledging identity.”Using the correct pronouns not only…Read more »

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with cancer

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with cancer

Tibrina Hobson/Getty ImagesBy MEGAN STONE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Actor Jeff Bridges announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.In an announcement on social media, the Big Lebowski actor didn’t mince words about the seriousness of his diagnosis.With a nod to one of his signature characters, Bridges began his statement by writing,…Read more »