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The strain of tuberculosis involved in an outbreak among Jacksonville homeless people has been found in 17 other Florida counties, The Palm Beach Post reported this week-end. The state also has asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a $250,000 supplemental grant to help it find and treat people exposed to TB ...

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Call to Action: Lessen HIV burden among young gay and bisexual men in the United States

When new infections among young Black gay men increase by nearly fifty percent in three years, we need to do more to show them that their lives matter. ...

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Broward County Health Department offers on line ordering

Ordering Death Certificates from the Broward County Health Department is now easier and more convenient than ever. ...

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Chronic HCV tied to 50 percent higher mortality in people with AIDS

HCV infection—boosted the risk of death 50 percent in a US group of people with AIDS. ...

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Kissing diseases you can catch

Knowing a potential significant other’s sexually transmitted disease status is mandatory these days. But is there even more to be concerned about? ...

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Is Jesse Jackson, Jr. suffering from depression?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr's doctor recently announced that the Illinois Democrat has been absent from Congress in order to receive treatment for a mood disorder. ...

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Hastings blasts republicans’ health care repeal vote

Recently, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement regarding H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act. ...

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Henri and Zack Crockett partner with Zeta Rho Omega Chapter to host its 4th annual Community Health Festival

The Crockett Foundation will partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter (Fort Lauderdale) to host its fourth annual Community Health Festival, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful Pompano Citi Center shopping ...

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The University of Kentucky’s African American Studies Program

The University of Kentucky’s African American Studies Program, Fayette County’s Fatherhood Initiative and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Lexington Graduate Chapter have selected our own Vaughn Little ...

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What to look for: 14 Symptoms of HIV

It can take HIV symptoms years to appear—sometimes even a decade—after infection. But within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40 percent to 90 percent of people experience flulike symptoms ...

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