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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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Focus group on AfricanAmerican infant mortality

The increased risk of death for African American infants is attributed to a number of preventable factors including, lack of prenatal care, maternal diabetes or obesity, untreated maternal infection and an overall lack of awareness and education. ...

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Department of Health recognizes May as Asthma Month

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes May as National Asthma Awareness Month ...

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There is also much evidence to support the notion that racism and discrimination play a role in the shortened life expectancy of Black Americans ...

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Super Gonorrhea: Scientists discover antibiotic-resistant STD

Scientists have discovered a new strain of gonorrhea-causing bacteria in Japan that is resistant to available treatments. ...

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Heterophobia is the New Black

Heterophobia is the New Black By Raynard Jackson Last week, I had to make one of the most difficult announcements of my life—I told my family that I liked women, err, love women.  Not knowing how my mother would react, I was relieved when she looked at me and said, “Boy, I knew that all along.” My brothers and sisters all said that my coming out of the shadows and announcing that I am heterosexual would not ...

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