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Dr. Levi Watkins

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Top Blacks In Healthcare 2014: Dr. Regina Benjamin

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American people. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and as the first ...

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Florida Department of Health in Broward County commends City of North Lauderdale for new smoke-free workplace policy

Florida Department of Health in Broward County for instituting a comprehensive smoke-free workplace policy prohibiting the use of any tobacco or tobacco-related product at any City owned property or in any vehicle at any time. ...

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Missed visits common in early HIV care linked to death in US

In a private healthcare system in the United States, two thirds of people diagnosed with HIV missed at least one visit during their first year of care, and missing visits raised the risk of death 71 percent ...

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FDA Says Aleve Is Safer For Heart Than Other Popular Painkillers

The FDA has just released a report citing clinical study evidence that the naproxen painkiller Aleve has a lower cardiac risk than ibuprofen rivals such as Motrin and Advil. An advisory committee made up of doctors and medical experts for the government agency said it recommended a new label for pain relievers containing naproxen, stating there is now credible evidence that the drug carries a lower cardiova ...

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Obamacare: A midterm report card

Obamacare: A midterm report card ...

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Criminalization laws fuel stigma against PLWHA

Criminalization laws fuel stigma against PLWHA ...

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Reaching out to prevent HIV in high-risk youth

  By Judith Valente and Giovanna Breu, Special for USA TODAY A young man named Adam, 28, comes to the Health Village, where free HIV/STI testing, doctor chats, health screenings and safe sex gift bags are available, during the Paragon III: Everlasting Fame World Aids Day Ball at the University of Chicago.(Photo: Brett T. Roseman for USA TODAY)   Story Highlights HIV infection is increasing sharply ...

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Join Alicia Keys for a watch party & twitter conversation: “We are empowered,” An intimate conversation with 5 women living with HIV in the U.S.

Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America Sunday, January 19th. Ms. Keys is urging women and their loved ones to come together on Su ...

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