Morehouse School of Medicine gets $26M donation from Bloomberg

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The funds will be used to reduce medical school loan debt for Black students currently enrolled and receiving financial aid – totaling about $100,000 per student.

ATLANTA — It’s a major gift to an Atlanta-based historically Black college aimed at helping close the gap in medical disparities in America.

On Wednesday, Morehouse School of Medicine announced they received a $26.3-million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

The donation is part of a greater $100-million fund for students attending the nation’s four historically Black medical schools, including Morehouse School of Medicine.

According to the school, the funds will be used to reduce medical school loan debt for Black students currently enrolled and receiving financial aid – totaling about $100,000 per student.

RELATED: Oklahoma high school basketball star to attend HBCU in Atlanta, receives $180K ROTC scholarship

Bloomberg himself taped a video message

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Halle Berry uses son as a weight while doing squats in skin-tight leggings for #FitnessFriday

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Halle Berry uses son Maceo as a weight while demonstrating proper squatting technique in skin-tight black leggings for her #FitnessFriday post

You don’t get a fabulous figure like Halle Berry’s without putting in the work, especially during these months of quarantine.

To help motivate both herself and her 6.5 million Instagram followers, the Academy Award-winning actress has been posting exercise and diet tips as part of her #FitnessFriday posts for more than two-and-a-half years.

And on Friday, as people in the US get ready for the long Labor Day weekend, Berry decided to incorporate her six-year-old son Maceo into all the action. 

Getting creative: Halle Berry, 54, used her six-year-old son as a weight for her #FitnessFriday post on September 4

The X-Men star, 54, shared a video of herself doing squats

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Trump interferes, twice, with Iowa veteran’s mail prescription

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Dan Callahan, Iowa View contributor
Published 5:29 p.m. CT Sept. 5, 2020


President Donald Trump has offered conflicting statements about supplementary funding for the U.S. Postal Service.


The delays in the postal system are deeply concerning and put my health at risk. And the changes to the post office just add insult to injury when it comes to this medicine.

President Donald Trump’s attacks on the postal service are personal. I have a condition called dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease that causes my body to attack my skin and muscles. Left untreated, the disease can lead to discomfort, weakness, or other serious health complications.

To treat it, I receive a 30-day supply of Plaquenil, which I receive through the mail from the Veterans Affairs Department. Like millions of other people, I rely on the mail for my medicines to be delivered on time. 

But recently, new delays in

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Dentist warns against the TikTok bleach teeth whitening trend

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The new whitening trend on TikTok (Picture: @clauds244/TikTok)

One of the most recent TikTok beauty trends sees teens rubbing bleach straight on their teeth with a cotton bud, in an attempt to make them whiter.

In one such video, which has received more 15 million views, a teenager explains she buys hydrogen peroxide on its own, as it’s the main ingredient in whitening strips.

In the clip, she applies the hydrogen peroxide to her teeth with a cotton bud and explains that she stopped doing this after four days as the results were so ‘good’. 

Since the TikTok videos, it’s been reported there’s been a huge spike in sales for hydrogen peroxide.

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However, a dentist has warned that this TikTok trend can cause serious damage to young people’s teeth.

Dr Kunal Patel of Love Teeth Dental Practice in Surrey tells ‘Applying hydrogen

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This Guy Tried the Diet Tom Ellis Used to Get Shredded for Lucifer

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Actor Tom Ellis has been playing the devil himself on the supernatural drama Lucifer since 2016, but the last couple of years have seen him get even more ripped for the role, thanks to a suitably hellish workout routine and diet. In honor of the fifth season of Lucifer dropping on Netflix, YouTuber Aseel Soueid recently decided to spend 24 hours following the meal plan that Tom Ellis used to help him get into devilishly good shape for the role.

The first meal of the day is a hearty one: a 5-egg omelet with an extra 5 egg whites, filled with mushrooms, onions and peppers. This is swiftly followed by the second meal/snack, 2 servings of almonds.

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The third meal of the day is a pretty classic pre-workout meal: boneless, 8 ounces of cooked skinless chicken breast with brown rice and salad. After getting

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Amazon Launches Health-And-Fitness Tracker 08/28/2020

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Jumping into the wearable
marketplace, Amazon just debuted Halo a health and fitness tracker with some features that could set it apart from market leaders, like Apple and Fitbit.

Unlike Apple Watch, Halo
doesn’t include a video screen, receive phone calls, or perform other functions more commonly associated with smartwatches.   

Rather, Halo serves solely as a means of
monitoring one’s physical movements, sleep schedule, body fat percentage, and voice patterns in order to help consumers gain a clearer picture of their health. 

Halo real strength
comes from Amazon’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Dr. Maulik Majmudar, Principal Medical Officer at Amazon Halo.

“Health is much more than
just the number of steps you take in a day or how many hours you sleep,” stated. “Amazon Halo combines the latest medical science, highly accurate data via the Halo Band sensors, and
cutting-edge artificial intelligence to offer a

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Questions about precision medicine? Stanford’s Lloyd Minor has answers

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Precision medicine is seen by many as the next frontier in health care. Stanford Medicine, among other institutions, is trying to lead the way.

It recently established a strategic vision on how to focus on “keeping people healthy and providing care that is tailored to individual variations.” And its dean, Lloyd Minor, is the author of a new book: “Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being.” 

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The Game Changers Talk Going Plant-Based

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In 2019, people from around the world tuned in The Game Changers, a documentary that follows an array of elite athletes that have transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle. Throughout the film, competitors like bodybuilding champion Arnold Schwarzenegger, cyclist Dotsie Bausch, boxer Bryant Jennings, and linebacker Lou Smith and more discuss how making the switch to a plant-based diet has changed their lives, enhanced their athletic performance, and improved their recovery times.

These athletes are not alone. In recent years, plant-based diets have been on the rise as more people are exploring the benefits of incorporating more plants into their meals. Studies show that benefits have included everything from weight loss, to lower blood pressure, an 82% reduction in heart disease. And, as the movement has caught on, everyone from Bill Clinton to Oprah, Beyonce, and Natalie Portman have pledged to go more plant-based.

What is a plant-based

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Meet The Black Men Making Mental Health Less Taboo

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Mental health has been a perpetual taboo in the Black community, despite the fact that Black adults are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems. 

Millennials, however, are leading the charge to normalize these conversations, in part due to the heightened trauma resulting from racially motivated murders. Pervis Taylor, mental health advocate, author of Surthrival Mode and life coach, says this is a stark contrast to previous generations’ feelings about mental health. 

“I definitely think mental health is more normalized within our community because many of us who are 40 or younger are more in the space of not continuing to suppress,” Taylor says.

Taylor also

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State’s medical executive says no decision yet on reopening Michigan fitness centers

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Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said Tuesday that no decision has been made about reopening fitness centers even as an association representing the still-shuttered businesses postponed a Tuesday protest of the closures in anticipation of a “celebration.”

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on Tuesday would not confirm or deny reports that Whitmer planned to announce the reopening of gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys before Labor Day.

MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun speaks, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer listens, during a daily press conference, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Photo: Office of the Governor of Michigan)

Khaldun told WDET’s Stephen Henderson Tuesday that the state will have to “make sure we’re careful” in approaching any potential reopenings.

“I don’t think the governor has made any decisions there yet,” Khaldun said. “I can tell you the virus has not changed at all. There’s still no

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