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Florida Department of Health in Broward County

     As a result, the Florida Department of Health in Broward is urging people to take precautions to protect their families from the flu virus, especially by receiving flu vaccine as soon as possible. ...

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October is Rx Month: Prescription Medications

October is Rx Month: ...

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Trio of Surgical Residents share The Hopes, Expectations of Being Black, Female and Physicians

All three are young, smart and ambitious - that’s a given for any Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) surgical resident who’s bested dozens, if not hundreds, of other applicants to win a spot in one of the integrated programs that accept one intern each year. ...

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With HIV rates topping the nation, Baton Rouge needs HAART, Open Health, and PreP

 “HIV disease is not just a threat to those who acquire it, but to potentially much larger numbers of people if left unchecked. It’s our responsibility to assist persons with HIV, not only to improve their personal health, but to ensure they don’t pass it on to others…” ...

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Africa Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness, a Journey Through South African Music

     Music makes us human.  Songs expressing moments of joy and sadness, pain and celebration, death and birth have existed as long as Man. A melody is a soul’s hum, dance a body’s natural sway, and drums echo the rhythm of the heart. Music is instinctive. Music is defining. Music makes us human. ...

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Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association announces new leadership for 2018-19

The Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association installed Alwyn Leiba, CRDH, Ph.D., of Pembroke Pines, Fla., as the association’s 2018-19 president, along with FDHA’s new slate of officers for the upcoming year. ...

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Pfizer Rare Disease Introduces Council for Change to Further Help SCD Patients

“ “By including experts across multiple medical specialties reflecting acute Sickle Cell Disease care, along with advocates and patients with Sickle Cell Disease, the CFC model delivers meaningful insights, communication networks, and solid solutions to address critical issues in the acute care paradigm,” ...

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NIH launches initiative to accelerate genetic therapies to cure Sickle Cell Disease

     The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative seeks to develop cures for a far broader group of individuals with the disease, and it is initially focusing on gene therapies that modify the patient’s own hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which make red and other blood cells. ...

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CBCF Conference: Health, ‘The Dream’ & Impeachment

The weeklong event also celebrated a power shift sweeping the nation: Black women are leading voter drives, running for office and winning. “We know that Black women have changed the world and continue to do that through our activism,” said Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever. ...

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

During September – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Men’s Health Network is urging men to talk to their healthcare providers about prostate cancer. ...

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