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AARP Poll: Majority of caregivers with family suffering from dementia spend less time with friends

 “Family caregivers take on big responsibilities that can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. AARP’s new research shows that this can be particularly true for those caring for loved ones with dementia,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer. ...

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Moderate or severe sleep apnea doubles risk of hard-to-treat hypertension in African Americans

African Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when their sleep apnea goes untreated, according to a new study funded mainly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health ...

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Gilead Sciences has launched an Ambassador Program for Black women

The Black AIDS Institute, with support from Gilead Sciences, is excited to launch an Ambassador Program for Black women to build engagement and movement around HIV and sexual health for Black women ...

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Black AIDS Institute Names New President & Chief Executive Officer

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has named Raniyah Copeland as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Copeland will assume the role on January 1, 2019 Copeland began working at BAI in April of 2008 as the Training and Capacity Building Coordinator and currently serves as the Director of Programs. ...

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Eli Lilly announces Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center to assist people with insulin affordability

     For this reason, Eli Lilly has launched Lilly Diabetes Solution Center and Helpline in the African American community to ensure people receive comprehensive treatment for diabetes. To spread the word on this effort, Lilly will launch this announcement with full page ads in African American news-papers across the country. ...

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12th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge”

If you said yes, join the 12th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a seven-week, email-based event that helps people avoid the bulge of holiday overindulging. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County encourages everyone to sign up. ...

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Does racism have an impact on health?

 “…emotional and physical trauma for more than 400 years affect the well-being and outlook of Blacks every day. Day-to-day urban life, gentrification and uncertainty of the future cause  stress, anxiety, depression and mental disorders, some of which never get treated.” ...

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New screening guidelines recognize high breast cancer risk in African American women

     New breast cancer screening guidelines recognize for the first time that African American women are at high risk for breast cancer and should be screened accordingly. ...

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Florida Department of Health in Broward County

     As a result, the Florida Department of Health in Broward is urging people to take precautions to protect their families from the flu virus, especially by receiving flu vaccine as soon as possible. ...

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