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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

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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

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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 ...
Review of the FHL/RMJM Hillier report
With all the financial uncertainties that have been exposed by the recent small loans same day payout independent studies on the economic viability of the proposed new University Medical Center ...
Delivering a full-service hospital to New Orleans East
By Mitchell J. Landrieu Mayor of New Orleans In New Orleans East, the Ninth Ward and Gentilly, nearly 80,000 residents are up to 30 minutes away from an emergency room. This is ...
Demographic factors linked to Black mental health
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Demographic factors significantly affect mental health concerns among Black men, according to a study by the University of Michi­gan and University of Southern California that provides ...

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