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Uzima means full of life in Swahili. The children of the diaspora, Black Americans, through our journey as slaves, freedmen, and citizens, have always made the best of life. MyUzima seeks to integrate social, medical, and political conversations so that communities of color can be empowered to eliminate the social and political determinants of health that shorten our life span.
 
Founded by Dr Kendra Outler MD, MyUzima sits at the crossroads of education and advocacy, with the goal of both serving and empowering our community. We share the latest news on medical conditions that disproportionately affect Black and underserved communities, work toward eliminating disparities in healthcare, and partner with organizations and agencies in medical and related communities seeking to engage with our audience.

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Dr Kendra Outler MD
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Health 30 Nov 2022 22:48
Interesting findings in new study on cholesterol that takes race into account

A new study on HDL - 'good cholesterol' - that takes race into account, is producing some nuanced...

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Health 30 Nov 2022 21:20
Dr K featured in Cancer Wellness magazine

The founder of MyUzima, Dr Kendra Outler, has been featured in the online publication, Cancer...

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Military Medicine 24 Oct 2022 14:59
Profiles of Black military physicians

For a next generation to be inspired to join the ranks of military medical personnel, it's easier...

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Military Medicine 18 Oct 2022 00:57
A Special Education Indeed: Interview with Dr. Richard Moses

Getting an education is crucial. While many schools and programs are universal, the way children...

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Social Medicine 14 Oct 2022 00:56
The University of Mississippi Medical Center: Wading through the Water Crisis in Jackson

To wade means to get through water with effort. In this report, Dr. Kendra Outler, MD of  Uzima...

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Monthly Focus 23 Sep 2022 19:34
Podcast: Dr Courtney Fitzhugh talks about perfecting a cure for Sickle Cell patients

Over 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disorder that...

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Black Men's Health 15 Sep 2022 22:57
Podcast - Dr. Kylar Wiltz, a Howard University Medical Student reflects on his life and journey

Dr. Kendra Outler, MD from My Uzima Health & Wellness interviewed Kylar Wiltz, a third-year...

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Social Medicine 15 Sep 2022 22:50
Podcast - Gun Point: We Need a Cease Fire Part 2

As a part of ongoing discussions surrounding the rise of gun violence and the need for a cease...

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Social Medicine 15 Sep 2022 22:41
Podcast - Gun Point: We Need a Cease Fire Part 1

As a part of ongoing discussions surrounding the rise of gun violence and the need for a cease...

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Education 15 Sep 2022 22:17
Podcast - Helping to Cure Acute Trauma, Interview with Dr. Erika Rajo

 Trauma psychology addresses the ways humans respond to stressors—especially stressors that are...

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Education 07 Sep 2022 02:37
Podcast - Healing gun violence trauma at University Medical Center in New Orleans

As a part of ongoing discussions on the rise of gun violence as it relates to health, both...

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Monthly Focus 01 Sep 2022 00:59
Living with Sickle Cell Anemia

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month.  More than 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with sickle...

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2021 AAU Track and Field Championship Event

On Saturday 26 June 2021, LACE UP and MyUzima held their second event, distributing 500...

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(228) LACE UP Events 21 Jun 2022 13:31
2022 LACE UP Healthy Teeth and Gums Wellness Event

In June 2022, LACE UP supported the 2022 AAU Region 3 Track and Field event. MyUzima received...

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(49) Military Medicine 18 Oct 2022 00:57
A Special Education Indeed: Interview with Dr. Richard Moses

Getting an education is crucial. While many schools and programs are universal, the way children...

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Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by...

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