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High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

Photo credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans. According to the CDC: Nearly 60 percent of black women are obese Nearly 38 percent of black men 20 years and over are obese CDC studies also have shown that obesity rates can var ...

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Dosage of HIV drug may be ineffective for half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug Maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests ...

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Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities

The Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc., as well as others throughout south Florida and the nation, will take part in a weeklong celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. ...

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Florida Department Of Health In Broward County Offers

FREE Back To School Immunizations ...

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Meningococcal vaccines

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness ...

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Quick Action on Possible NYC Ebola Patient

By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today Emergency department (ED) staff at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital reacted swiftly to a patient possibly infected with Ebola virus. "It was about 7 minutes from the time [he] walked in the door to the time [he was] in the isolation room," said Jeremy Boal, MD, the hospital's chief medical officer. The man -- whose name and occupation have no ...

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Broward Health North CEO named one of 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business for 2104

Broward Health North CEO named one of 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business for 2104 ...

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HIV/AIDS cure a step closer with anti-cancer drugs ‘kicking’ virus out of infected cells ...

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Mosquito-borne chikungunya hits home

Mosquito-borne chikungunya hits home ...

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Pre-existing condition bans – Are they really gone?

Pre-existing condition bans – Are they really gone? ...

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