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Drs. Wolitski and McCray discuss data on lifetime HIV risk

They discussed key disparities highlighted by these first-ever comprehensive national estimates of the lifetime risk of an HIV diagnosis for several key populations at risk—including MSM and African American women—as well as by state. ...

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Take one minute to protect your health: take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test!

On Alert Day, Americans will be urged to take the risk test at and to start living a healthy and active life-style to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes ...

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Half of Black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime

If current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...

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Black Lives Matter partners with reproductive justice groups to fight for Black women

Black Lives Matter partners with reproductive justice groups to fight for Black women ...

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Diversity among Doctors Drives Trust in Health Care

[caption id="attachment_45387" align="aligncenter" width="504"] Patricia Maryland says that it’s clear that the African-American community is shouldering an unequal burden when it comes to diabetes treatment, prevention, research and education.[/caption] Patricia Maryland says that it’s clear that more needs to be done to encourage African-Americans to pursue medical professions – and ensure the proper supp ...

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Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale, and the Children’s Services Council announce Fourth annual ‘Me and My Dad Challenge

Fourth Annual "Me and My Dad Challenge" at Joseph C. Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. ...

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March of Dimes commemorates Black History Month

In honor of February as Black History Month, an annual celebration of the rich history, culture and contributions of the African-American community, the March of Dimes – the leader in mom and baby health – is raising awareness about the alarming disparity in prematurity rates between Black infants and those of other races. ...

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