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Health Equity in Philadelphia: What It Means and Why It Matters

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I’m a transplant from Washington, D.C.; I know and understand the issues of large cities. Philadelphia has so much to offer: a wonderful history (including being the first World Heritage…
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The Evolving Landscape of Men’s Mental Health

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Television host and author Karamo Brown needed mental health support, but he didn’t think it was for him. “Watching television, I saw only rich white girls going to rehab and…
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Antibiotics: Side Effect vs. Allergy

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When I worked in the emergency department, people would come in with a mile-long list of antibiotics they said they were allergic to. The problem with ruling out numerous antibiotics…
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Pregnancy and Postpartum Support for New Parents

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Pregnancy can be an exciting and beautiful time in one’s life. It can also be overwhelming, confusing, and worrisome. As manager of our case management department, my job is to…
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Managing the Mental Health Effects of Social Injustice

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For many in our region, an average day can consist of witnessing and experiencing food insecurity, discrimination, or violence. These social injustices are ever-present, yet can remain undiscussed and absent…
IBX: The Cover Story - Episode 11

IBX: The Cover Story – Taking Action to Advance Health Equity

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In episode eleven of IBX: The Cover Story, I invite two special guests to discuss how the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and Blue plans across the…

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