Monthly Archives: August 2021

MLK Received Grant from Fund for Health Equity

MLK Health Center & Pharmacy is excited to announce it was included among the awardees of the first round of grants issued by Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity, which mobilizes financial resources for community health centers, free and charitable clinics, and other nonprofit organizations focused on non-clinical interventions that affect a person’s health – commonly known as the social determinants of health, these factors include a person’s physical, social, political, cultural, and economic environments. The grants were awarded...

Video: Path to Wellness – Mental Health

We cannot talk about overall wellness without talking about stress management and mental health. For part 8 of the Path to Wellness we sat down with Clint Davis of Clint Davis Counseling, LLC, to discuss the importance of investing in our mental health. Clint gives us tools to differentiate between everyday stress and toxic stress and how to identify past traumas. We learn two coping techniques to manage anxiety and stress and the importance of setting healthy boundaries in relationships. There...

Video: Path to Wellness – Hydration

We made it to part 7 of our Path to Wellness! Today we are talking all about hydration. Roughly 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Yet water is one of the best resources to boost immune function. Water lubricates our joints, cushions our brain, flushes out waste, helps maintain our blood pressure, and regulate body temperature, among many other benefits. So, how much water should you drink each day? Click the play button to find out! ...

Video: Path to Wellness – Brain Fitness

Did you know about 10% of U.S. adults over the age of 65 have dementia? Prioritizing brain fitness (at any age) is key to overall wellness long-term. In today’s episode of The Path to Wellness, we are chatting with Stacey Hand, a Dementia Educator, to learn ways we can challenge our brain and stay mentally fit. ...

Video: Path to Wellness – Getting Active

Now that we are nourishing our bodies, let’s talk about moving our bodies. Episode 5 of The Path to Wellness focuses on getting active. Movement and activity do not have to look like Cross Fit five days a week or running a marathon. Getting in the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity a week could look like doing house chores, working in the yard, taking a walk around your neighborhood, or dancing to your favorite song. We invited Dr. Rupa Mahadevan to...

Video: Pathway to Wellness – Nutrition Facts & Fiction

We’ve made it to Episode 4 of the Path to Wellness. At this point, you are spending more time shopping the perimeter of the grocery store, trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies and less processed foods. You are also likely doing some of your own research on ways to eat healthier. How’s that going?? There is a lot of “noise” online about healthy eating. Tons of fad diets, magic weight loss pills, super vegetables that will cure all your ailments....

We Teamed up with Kendra Scott

MLK Health Center teamed up with Kendra Scott – Shreveport on July 25th to raise money for our Women’s Health Program. As we shared back in March, our Women’s Health Program took a big financial hit when two major funders shifted their national funding strategy and decided to no longer fund screening mammograms. Thank you to our community that showed up for us at Kendra Scott. We were able to raise $900 for our Women’s Health Program. For every $50 raised, one uninsured woman...