african american health

Wellness
Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!
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In honor of lupus awareness month this piece pays tribute to Kimberly Flynt Willis, a beautiful wife, mother, daughter, and friend who earned her angel wings on Saturday May 14, 2016.
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The author of Black Man in a White Coat explains the obstacles to optimal health care for African Americans.
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Changing ourselves changes the world. As a long-time volunteer with VegWorcester, Julia Cohn became inspired to fulfill the
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On March 19, the CDC awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations Not one of the new CDC grantees is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out of leading technical assistance and capacity building in this country for the next five years.
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The theme, "I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper - Fight HIV/AIDS!" calls on us to preserve and strengthen the health and well-being of our people by caring for and about one another and working together to reduce the disproportionately high rate of HIV/AIDS in the black community.
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At Planned Parenthood, we're eager to inform our patients about expanded access to services that will help save their fertility and health, and we're also committed to helping address the stigma that can prevent people from getting tested for HIV or other STDs.
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That isn't to say other proven causes of diabetes are moot. "I’m just trying to back up behind those proximate causes and
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Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson writes: "Today, obesity is the scourge that stalks the African-American population (as with most Americans). But it wasn’t so long ago that HIV/AIDS and infant mortality were top of mind for blacks."
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But by the 1980s, the health gap had begun to widen again, with the federal government’s retreat from the war on poverty
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But what may be more surprising is how those congregants say they'd like to receive those messages about their health -- by
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January's over and by some estimates, 64 percent of our New Year's resolutions are, too. But the intersection of American
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Annually in the U.S. about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and for 4,000 of them, it's fatal. African-American women with cervical cancer are twice as likely to lose their lives to this disease than white women.
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We can't solve the obesity crisis facing African-Americans by focusing solely on personal behavior. There is a long and storied relationship between the African-American community and food and beverage companies. The time has come for us to ask if we love their products more than we love ourselves.
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More than a quarter of the women in the new study said they didn't exercise at all. McMichael and her colleagues found that
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Instead of planning her daughter's high school graduation, she was planning her own funeral. Her name was Chamalla. She was 32 years old, and she was dying of AIDS.
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Over the years, Jamie Dukes, a former NFL offensive lineman, has watched friends, former teammates and colleagues -- most
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While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.
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Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.