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Need Health Insurance? Here’s How You Can Get Affordable Coverage Starting Oct. 1

African Americans make up nearly 20 percent of 48.61 million people in this country who are living without health insurance coverage, according to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. But on October 1st, the public will finally be able to begin “shopping” for affordable health insurance due to the launching of President Barack Obama‘s Affordable Care Act, which is projected to have a historic impa ...

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Hastings receives 2013 Excellence in Policy Award from the Eating Disorders Coalition

Recently, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a briefing hosted by the Eating Disorders Coalition, where he received their 2013 Excellence in Policy Award ...

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New strain of gonorrhea considered to be worse than AIDS

Doctors are finding a new form of gonorrhea that is not only resistant to all available treatments, but it’s considered to be worse than AIDS. ...

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New HIV infections down one third from 2001: UN report

UN report said Monday that new HIV infections among adults and children were estimated at 2.3 million in 2012, down 33 percent from 2001. ...

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Study: Racism can make your child depressed, unhappy and unproductive

A report in Social Science & Medicine says that young people who experience racism or racist treatment are more likely to struggle with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as both children and later as teens. ...

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Risks of being obese that you may not know about

the risks of being obese such as a higher risk or stroke or heart attack, but here are 8 risks that you may not think about when you think of obesity. ...

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Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among American men ...

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The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health celebrates ‘Take A Loved One To The Doctor Month’

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Office of Minority Health invites you to join the statewide Take A Loved One To The Doctor Month campaign ...

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