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Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. ...

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Clear Health Alliance, HIV/AIDS Medicaid Specialty plan expands to six additional Florida Counties – Hillsborough, Osceola, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk

Clear Health Alliance, an HIV/AIDS Medicaid Specialty Plan offered by Simply Healthcare Plans, has received approval from the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) to expand ...

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Black notables making the Affordable Care Act happen

African Americans who are playing an integral part in implementing the historic Affordable Care Act. ...

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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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