All NHA Locations are Closed Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

All NHA Locations are Closed Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 Due to circumstances beyond our control, all NHA locations will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 4.  This includes our COVID-19 testing sites located at 1415 Jefferson Ave. and 1020 Varland Ave. Our Pharmacy, located in the Nexus Health Care building, will remain open. The phone number [...]

SAVING OUR SONS, SAVING OUR LIVES: A CONVERSATION WITH SYBRINA FULTON

SAVING OUR SONS, SAVING OUR LIVES: A CONVERSATION WITH SYBRINA FULTON As part of NHA’s Sister Care Series, Ms. Sybrina Fulton will be the keynote speaker at the Seagate Center on May 25, 2019. The speaking engagement titled “Saving Our Sons, Saving Our Lives” is set to begin at 1:00 pm with a Q&A session [...]

A GUIDE TO DEALING WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIES

A GUIDE TO DEALING WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIES With allergy season in full swing, it’s important to understand the symptoms of allergies, how to alleviate them, and how to differentiate them from other illnesses. Allergies can run the gambit from food and drug allergies, to insect bite allergies, seasonal allergies and pet allergies. Today, we’re focusing [...]

HOW SEXUAL ASSAULT AFFECTS OUR COMMUNITIES

HOW SEXUAL ASSAULT AFFECTS OUR COMMUNITIES Information about sexual abuse statistics is hard to obtain because it is believed that many—possibly as high as 80%—of all assaults go unreported. Victims may not report the violence because of fear, they may feel embarrassed, feel as though they caused the attack to happen, or they may be [...]

MAKING MENTAL HEALTH A PRIORITY

MAKING MENTAL HEALTH A PRIORITY You might not realize it, but your brain could need a doctor, too. Mental health is often overlooked or not addressed within minority communities, which leads to less people seeking treatment. Here at Neighborhood Health Association we strive to identify and remove those barriers that could prevent patients from receiving [...]

ADDRESSING OBESITY CONCERNS AMONG MINORITY GROUPS

ADDRESSING OBESITY CONCERNS AMONG MINORITY GROUPS Obesity, or excess weight of roughly 30+ pounds for your Body Mass Index (BMI), is a major health concern for more than one-third of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For Mexican-American adults, the obesity rate is nearly 41%, and for African American adults the rate [...]

KEEPING YOUR DIABETES IN CHECK

KEEPING YOUR DIABETES IN CHECK Type 1 diabetes can be a devastating disease if not monitored properly. The American Diabetes Association warns that when left untreated, diabetes increases the risk of serious vision conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma; foot complications such as nerve damage, cuts and blisters, and in severe cases, amputation; high cholesterol and blood pressure [...]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is the No. 1 cancer risk for all men, including the African American, American Indian, Hispanic and white populations. Because it is a slow growing cancer, it can often go undetected without someone displaying symptoms. Prostate cancer [...]