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Health Centers to help uninsured gain access

These centers serve in many of the neighborhoods that are set to benefit the most from the coming availability of insurance options that will be provided in the new insurance marketplace. ...

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Diabetics: Why your shoes matter

Diabetic nerve damage, or neuropathy, can lessen your ability to feel pain — especially in your feet. That’s why it’s important to inspect your feet daily and choose your shoes wisely. ...

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Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation to get new site

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation will move to Miss. Highway 8 and Floyce Street in Ruleville. ...

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Prince George’s teenager hopeful for Sickle Cell cure

At 15, she's very optimistic that her surgery will cure her of the symptoms that have made her childhood difficult. ...

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Blacks and clinical trials

Common knowledge holds that African Americans are reluctant to take part in clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry, and some say for good reason ...

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Health is wealth-the power of broccoli

More than two decades later, broccoli is making news for the right reason: it’s a nutritional powerhouse. ...

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Charles R. Drew University offers tips on hypertension

Fortunately, in most cases, hypertension can be prevented and controlled with simple dietary changes and increased physical activity. Dr. David Martins, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science recommends the following lifestyle changes to enhance normal blood pressure readings: ...

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Statement: NIH discontinues immunizations in HIV vaccine study

The Phase IIb study, conducted by the NIAID-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), was designed to determine whether the vaccine regimen could prevent HIV infection and/or reduce the amount of virus in the blood of vaccine recipients who became infected with HIV. ...

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Botswana, Mississippi? The Magnolia State’s HIV crisis

Some experts believe that Mississippi’s conservative politics, underfunding of HIV/AIDS programs and growing socioeconomic disparities both fuel the epidemic and increase the likelihood that more HIV-positive men and women will drop out of care—if they receive it at all. ...

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LOVING HEARTS FOR ALZHEIME

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