Physician Launches Black Health Website

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NATIONWIDE – The glaring realities facing the Black community’s health and well-being are in a state of emergency. Whether it is high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, various forms of cancer or obesity, Blacks in many cases have the unfortunate distinction as the leading sufferers of these health maladies. Dr. Corey Hebert aims to help tackle […]

Researchers Find Link Between Childhood Physical Abuse and Asthma in African Americans

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NATIONWIDE – Researchers have made a connection between childhood abuse suffered by African-American women and asthma which develops later in their lives. As part of the Black Women’s Health Study at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, conducted from 1995 to 2011, a total of 28,456 women gave information on physical and sexual abuse […]

Free Book: Affordable Health Insurance For Dummies

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NATIONWIDE – A new book, Individual Health Insurance For Dummies, produced by eHealthInsurance in cooperation with For Dummies®, has been released to help individuals and families to better understand how to obtain affordable health insurance. The book is available for free in print or ebook formats. Consumers may request their copy online by visiting www.AffordableHealthInsurance.org […]

Ten Natural Pain Remedies You Won’t Hear About From Your Doctor

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BURLINGTON – Early on in his career as a professional fitness trainer, before exploring natural pain remedies, Jesse Cannone realized that it was not the lack of will or desire that kept a large percentage of his clientele from reaching their fitness goals; it was the presence of chronic, debilitating pain. “The most common types […]

Black Women Battle Obesity With dialogue, Action

WASHINGTON – Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup. All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for African-American women: finding creative ways to combat the obesity epidemic that threatens their […]

Study: Drug Coverage To Vary Under Health Care Law

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WASHINGTON — A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. That’s because states get to set benefits for private health plans that will be offered starting in 2014 through new insurance exchanges. The study out Tuesday from the market analysis firm […]

Yolanda Adams Joins Colgate-Palmolive to Help African Americans With Diabetes “Take Charge” of Their Oral Health

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NEW YORK – In support of American Diabetes Month, Colgate Total is partnering with Yolanda Adams, the multi-GRAMMY award-winning Gospel artist and host of “Wellness Wednesday” on her syndicated radio show, Yolanda Adams Live, to educate African Americans about the possible connection between diabetes and gum disease and to empower them to help take charge of […]

Time to Implement ‘New’ HIV Testing Guidelines

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LOS ANGELES – This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, recommended routine testing for HIV of all people ages 15-64. The recommendation, recently posted online, comes six years after a panel at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued similar […]

How to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

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CHICAGO – Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and a celebratory time full of temptations and demands due to family gatherings, parties, shopping and entertaining. Unhealthy habits may be inevitable this time of year, but as the festivities commence on Thursday, Northwestern Medicine® experts say there are simple strategies to help you stay […]

Study: Looking Old May Be A Sign of Heart Risks

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LOS ANGELES – Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater chance of developing heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do. The study involved 11,000 people in Denmark whose appearance was mapped at the start. […]