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Danny Glover, Billy Blanks, and Others to Speak At African American Health Summit 2009 (2391 hits)
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities reports the following dreadful statistics: the infant death rate among African Americans is more than double that of whites. Heart disease death rates are more than 4 ...
Posted Thursday, January 22nd 2009 at 10:25PM
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More exercise may prevent diabetes in black women (1563 hits)
Taking a walk instead of turning on the TV may help African-American women lower their risk of type 2 diabetes, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 45,000 African-American women they followed for a decade, those who said ...
Posted Thursday, December 18th 2008 at 3:35PM
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Finally, A Summit About Minority Health Disparities (2260 hits)
It's become widely known that major health disparities exist among the nation's minority communities, including higher rates of certain cancers, high blood pressure and diabetes, and poorer access to medical insurance and disease screenings. Yet w ...
Posted Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 2:39PM
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Black Cancer Doctor Reflects on Living and Dying In New Book (1987 hits)
How should we live, and how should we die? Finding grace in life and death is an eternal quest for us all. Finding Grace on a Less Traveled Road is both an autobiography, and a biography. It is a book that takes the reader on a journey through the ...
Posted Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 2:35PM
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New Web Site Reveals Affordable Health Insurance Secrets and Tips (1632 hits)
Affordable health insurance is undoubtedly one of the most talked about subjects of 2008. In a bad economy that is often referred to as a recession, hundreds of thousands of Americans have found themselves unemployed and without the proper health cov ...
Posted Sunday, December 7th 2008 at 2:28AM
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New Campaign to Increase Diversity in Medicine (2115 hits)
Can you change the face of medicine? The need for more African American, Latino/a, and Native American doctors is becoming an increasing concern. Today, while these groups make up 28 percent of the population, they only account for 14 percent of U.S. ...
Posted Tuesday, December 2nd 2008 at 1:48AM
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Disease still ravaging black community In Indiana (1530 hits)
It's been 14 years since Gloria Manamela learned she was HIV?positive. It was a shocking discovery that left her angry, scared and depressed. Living in Pittsburgh at the time, Manamela contracted HIV in 1994 after having unprotected sex with a man ...
Posted Monday, December 1st 2008 at 1:27PM
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B E T Joins the International Call to Stop the Spread of H I V (2284 hits)
Of the more than one million people in the United States who are living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half are African American. On Monday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.*, World AIDS Day, BET shines a bright light on these alarming statistics by dedicating a full ...
Posted Wednesday, November 26th 2008 at 4:05PM
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Black Teen Commits Suicide in Front of Webcam (2412 hits)
A South Florida college student killed himself by overdosing on drugs in front of a live online audience as some computer users egged him on, some debated his method, and others tried to talk him out of it. Abraham Biggs, 19, of Pembroke Pines, di ...
Posted Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 2:12PM
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Black Senior Citizens perceive health status differently (5977 hits)
Older African Americans more likely to rate their health as poor compared with older white Americans, even though when the two groups "are functioning extremely well, new research suggests. In a group of healthy Medicare-eligible patients in their ...
Posted Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 2:09PM
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Black Journalists to Host Conference on Health Disparities (1405 hits)
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will present its Conference on Health Disparities on January 30-31, 2009 at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. This conference is part of the NABJ Media Institute's professional development p ...
Posted Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 2:05PM
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Become a Partners for Africa Philanthropist (1382 hits)
Partners in Development (PID) in Alexandria, Virginia has launched the PFA Philanthropist Program, a new initiative where for as little as $25, visitors can become PFA Philanthropists when they make a donation to the Partners for Africa Fund. The Fun ...
Posted Friday, November 14th 2008 at 7:19PM
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Black Health Organization Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama (1909 hits)
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) would like to congratulate President-elect Barack Obama on his inspirational and historic win. NAHSE is a 501 c(3) non-profit association of Black and minority healthcare executives found ...
Posted Sunday, November 9th 2008 at 5:31PM
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Black Children Lead Nation in Obesity (2123 hits)
BlackVoices.com reports: Obesity has been declared a national epidemic in America. What was once considered an issue among adults has sadly transcended to our youth. African-Americans have the highest obesity rates (fat determined by a high Body M ...
Posted Sunday, November 9th 2008 at 5:28PM
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Physicians Discuss Ethnic Minority Health Disparities at Conference (1205 hits)
More than 100 ethnic physicians and physicians who work with minority populations recently discussed a range of health care issues at the 2008 Ethnic Physicians Leadership Summit held in Anaheim, Calif., New America Media reports. The two-day confere ...
Posted Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:30PM
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Forbes: Black Heart Patients Treated Less for Depression (1347 hits)
Black patients with heart disease are only half as likely as white patients to receive treatment for depression, says a Duke University Medical Center study. "This is an important finding because we know that depression is associated with a 2- to ...
Posted Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:29PM
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Black Health Magazine's Presidential Report Card Scores McCain, Obama on Health Imperatives for Black Voters (2162 hits)
As black voters head to the polls in record numbers this election season, health care is a top issue influencing their votes for President of the United States. With this in mind, Black Health Magazine released today a Presidential Report Card that s ...
Posted Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:27PM
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Black Health Magazine: Premiere Newsstands Launch Nationwide November 2008 (2108 hits)
Curtis' Executive Vice President, Circulation, Dennis F. Porti has announced that Curtis Circulation Company, LLC will launch BLACK HEALTH (01124) nationally and internationally, published by Household Publishing & Enterprises, Inc. on November 4, 20 ...
Posted Tuesday, October 7th 2008 at 12:39AM
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National Black M B A Association President Receives Huntington's Disease Society Award (1466 hits)
Barbara L. Thomas, president & CEO of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA), received the 2008 Award of Excellence in Cultural Diversity and Enrichment Leadership from the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) at its Illinois "Ce ...
Posted Friday, October 3rd 2008 at 1:08PM
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African American Celebrity Dentist Dr. Catrise Austin Encourages A Dental Visit This Month! (1690 hits)
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time for all consumers to reconsider their oral health habits, and to consider enhancing their smiles through cosmetic dentistry by visiting their dentist. Today's dental hygienists no longer solely clea ...
Posted Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 8:13PM
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African American Leaders Call on Tobacco Industry to Stop Targeting Their Community (1944 hits)
oday African American leaders in California called on the tobacco industry to stop targeting their community with the promotion of menthol cigarettes and deceptive advertising. Menthol cigarettes are not more toxic than regular cigarettes, but the mi ...
Posted Friday, September 26th 2008 at 2:12AM
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A I D S Walk 2008 Will Benefit 20,000 Affected Atlanta Residents (1476 hits)
On Sunday, October 19th, thousands of individuals will participate in the largest and most visible AIDS charity fundraising event in the southeast. AIDS Walk Atlanta will start at 2:00 PM in Piedmont Park. Donations and sponsorships will benefit thos ...
Posted Thursday, September 25th 2008 at 4:28PM
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A Model Woman's Medical Center Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Exceptional Health Care to Women (1705 hits)
Woman To Woman OB/GYN, based in the cities of Yonkers, Tarrytown and Riverdale, New York, is celebrating a very important milestone--10 years of providing extraordinary obstetric and gynecological care for women. Founded by visionary Dr. Suzanne Mari ...
Posted Saturday, September 13th 2008 at 6:17PM
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Studies Find Increase in Suicides Among Black Youths (1490 hits)
Not long ago, the words "suicide" and "African Americans" were almost never mentioned in the same breath. Despite confronting challenges from slavery to Jim Crow to structural racism, blacks rarely took their own lives. It was a positive health dispa ...
Posted Saturday, September 13th 2008 at 6:15PM
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Organization Launches Prostate Cancer Television Programs Nationwide (1514 hits)
The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is taking the novel approach of broadcasting its education and awareness programs on community television stations to reach men in their homes. Beginning in September, which is prostate cancer awareness mo ...
Posted Saturday, September 13th 2008 at 6:10PM
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