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Convention Center was site for health clinic, over a thousand attend

By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly This reporter spent the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina waiting in line at the New Orleans Convention Center. At

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Minorities worry about their children’s health

MICHIGAN — The top 10 children’s health concerns among people of all races include childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and teen pregnancy, according to

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Money woes drive Black smoker rates down
PISCATAWAY, NJ — A new report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that increasing cigarette prices combined with other social and economic factors appear to be behind the ...
Soft infant bedding still used by Blacks
WASHINGTON — Resear­chers at Children’s Na­tion­al Medical Center have found that many Black parents use soft bedding for their in­fants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help ...
Study to look at hereditary prostate cancer in Blacks
OMAHA — Creighton Uni­versity’s Hereditary Cancer Cen­ter, has received a three-year, $731,278 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the role heredity plays in prostate ...
In the fight against HIV, a breakthrough for women of color
By Akiba Solomon Contributing Writer (Special to New America Media from Colorlines) — Big, encouraging news on the HIV prevention front: This week, not one but two major studies involving heterosexual women ...
Doctors make discovery in Blacks with glaucoma
Measuring oxygen during eye surgery, investigators at Washing­ton University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a reason that may explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of glaucoma ...
Study finds answers to increased Black heart attack risks
OAK BROOK, Ill. – Resear­chers may have discovered one reason that African Americans are at increased risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. According to a new study ...
HIV/AIDS worry majority of Blacks
WASHINGTON — The Kaiser Family Foundation today released its eighth large-scale national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS. As the HIV/AIDS epidemic marks its 30th year the key findings ...
A fiscally responsible plan for big Charity in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina damaged the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, which is owned and operated by the LSU Health Sciences Center (“HSC”). The state and federal governments have put up ...

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