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Why does HIV pose a greater threat to women’s hearts?

     HIV-related heart disease is a leading cause of death among people living with HIV—even when they are on consistent, effective HIV treatment. Researchers are learning that this complication is likely brought on by chronic inflammation from the virus itself and other factors. What is less understood is why HIV seems to take a greater toll on the hearts of women. ...

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Jussie Smollett announces “Sum of My Music Tour” to support the Black AIDS Institute

The tour, titled Sum Of My Music Tour, debuted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on April 20, 2018, and will span Europe and the United States, culminating in a performance in New Orleans for the Essence Festival. A portion of the tour’s proceeds will go to support The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) and Flint Kids. ...

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Prevention is the key

Prevention is the key ...

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Anti-HIV Drug combination does not increase preterm birth risk, study suggests

  A drug combination aimed at preventing transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her fetus likely does not increase the risk for preterm birth and early infant death, according to a re-analysis of two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. The research appears in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...

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African American female entrepreneur opens phlebotomy wellness center

Last Tuesday marked a historical moment in Fort Lauderdale history, as African American female entrepreneur, Alicia Malone, opened her very own phlebotomy wellness center: A&M Phlebotomy. The center is located at 5800 E Commercial Boulevard, Suite 212 in Fort Lauderdale, just outside of the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea community. ...

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Florida nurse receives patent for a unique line of Medi-Pajama Pants

On November 14, 2017, Yordis Morrison, a Florida-based Registered Nurse, was issued a patent for a unique line of medi-pajamas pants. ...

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Eighty percent of Black Women have uterine fibroids — NYC event to address the newest treatment options!

The numbers of fibroids patients is staggering - 80% of African American women have uterine fibroids, and 25% of all women in the United States will eventually be diagnosed with fibroids ...

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Check ‘Em Lads: Why Young Men Should Care About Testicular Cancer

The testicles actually are very important to the male body. The testicles serve as a factory for sperm production, which is important for fertility. The testicles also are a main driving force for the amount of testosterone that circulates throughout your body. Both of these functions are crucial to us as guys. ...

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Broward Health Imperial Point family is growing

Broward Health Imperial Point (BHIP) family is growing!  This week we welcomed our new Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer as well as our new Associate Chief Financial Officer ...

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Free mammogram and pap test

Women: Put yourself first this Mother’s Day by finding out if you qualify for a free mammogram and pap test, courtesy of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and Holy Cross Hospital. ...

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