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High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

Photo credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans. According to the CDC: Nearly 60 percent of black women are obese Nearly 38 percent of black men 20 years and over are obese CDC studies also have shown that obesity rates can var ...

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Quick Action on Possible NYC Ebola Patient

By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today Emergency department (ED) staff at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital reacted swiftly to a patient possibly infected with Ebola virus. "It was about 7 minutes from the time [he] walked in the door to the time [he was] in the isolation room," said Jeremy Boal, MD, the hospital's chief medical officer. The man -- whose name and occupation have no ...

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