Tracy M. Walton, Jr., MD

WASHINGTON, D.C. Tracy M. Walton, Jr., 87, a physician and Past President of the National Medical Association, Region 3 peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by his wife and children. Dr. Tracy Walton Jr, MD graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1961 and was [...]

By |2018-04-11T20:11:11-04:00March 29th, 2018|Member News|

2017 Hypertension Guidelines Update

https://youtu.be/9Csvywy7qXM In November 2017, the rules changed about what classifies as high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Experts looking at all the newest data defined hypertension as a reading of 130/80. This new guideline lowers the previous standard of 140/90. Read more about how this change affects Americans now [...]

By |2018-02-18T23:03:42-05:00January 29th, 2018|News|

Alvin Vincent Blount, Jr., MD

GREENSBORO Alvin Vincent Blount, Jr., 94, a physician and civic leader, passed on Friday, January 6, 2017. Dr. Blount was the last living litigant in the case of Simkins v. Moses Cone Hospital (1963), the landmark Supreme Court decision that desegregated hospitals throughout the South. Following the lawsuit, he became the [...]

By |2017-11-27T14:09:17-05:00February 6th, 2017|Member News|

Black History Month 2017

"Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, DC's, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. It was from the steps of the memorial that King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. King's many speeches and nonviolent actions were instrumental in shaping the nation's outlook on equality.” —from Open Vault from WGBH Listen [...]

By |2017-11-27T15:00:06-05:00February 1st, 2017|News|
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