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November 30, 2009
Scientists Examine Why Colon Cancer Kills More Blacks
Reduced colon cancer survival rates among African Americans remain difficult to explain
Is Childhood Obesity Also Child Abuse?
What should the state do if a child’s weight becomes life threatening?
November 23, 2009
Bad Mix: Plavix and Some Heartburn Drugs
Health officials said the antacid Prilosec could thwart the effectiveness of a popular blood thinner called Plavix, making patients more vulnerable to having a heart attack or stroke
Short-Lived Stress Is a Lifesaver
Short-term, low-intensity pressure gives your system a jump and could even prolong your life
November 19, 2009
Study: Uninsured Trauma Patients Have Higher Death Rates
Uninsured patients are more likely to die from their trauma injuries after emergency room admittance
Teen Girls Contract More STIs Than Other Age Groups
Girls ages 15 to 19 accounted for nearly 410,000 of the 1.5 million chlamydia and gonorrhea case.
November 16, 2009
Laser Eye Surgery Patients Can Be Corneal Donors
Laser eye surgery recipients don’t suffer long-term effects on the cells inside their corneas
Study: AIDS Is No. 1 Cause of Death Among Women Ages 15 to 44
AIDS is the main cause of death and disease among women between ages 15 and 44
November 12, 2009
Those Who Get Satisfactory Sleep Make Healthier Food Choices
If you can’t seem to eat right, consider getting a good night’s sleep.
NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Says He’s Battling Leukemia
For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer was an easy play compared with opening up about his leukemia diagnosis
November 11, 2009
Lawmakers Conference Focuses on Mental Health Struggles of Blacks
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) hosted its 16th Annual Mental Health Conference on October 2 in Indianapolis, highlighting mental health issues and barriers to care for African-American military veterans.
November 09, 2009
Salt and Artificial Sugar No Good for Kidneys
Too much salt or artificial sweeteners could raise your risk of kidney function decline.
Health and Fitness Tips for Da Fellas
Like women, men do their fair share of juggling demanding jobs with social and family obligations,
November 05, 2009
Restless Legs Syndrome Is Not a Black Thing
Restless legs syndrome (RLS)--a neurological disorder causing a strong urge to move the legs--affects certain races and genders
Psych Meds Linked to Significant Weight Gain in Kids
Common psychiatric drugs can rapidly make children obese, according to a study
November 02, 2009
Study: Men With Larger Foreskins More Likely to Contract HIV
Men with larger foreskins are more likely to contract HIV
Heart Attacks Rise When Women Become Menopausal
The gender gap narrows between men and women at risk of heart attack when ladies become menopausal.
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