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Vaginal Health 101: Dryness, Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRTs) and Viagra for Her

By Akima Taylor Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times) — In communities around the world, the vagina seems to be a

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Study says 60 percent of Black women will marry

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNews.com) — The proportion of Black women college graduates 25 to 35 years old who have never

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Four reasons to vaccinate your child
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, ...
Number of uninsured adults decreasing under Obamacare
Report also suggests racial disparities in healthcare improving under new law (HealthDay News) — Americans’ access to health care is improving under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with greater gains among ...
New research suggests Blacks have predisposition to alcoholism
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American News­paper) — As the nation kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month, new research has come to light. It suggests that ...
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More and more senior citizens maintaining an active sex life
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month. This little-known designation is not new. Initially established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the month ...
America’s family caregivers need assistance
By Chris Farrell Contributing Writer (Special PBS Next Ave­nue/­New America Media) – American families need help. And not because of the widely assumed crisis of values in the home (as opposed ...
University of Houston study links Facebook use to depressive symptoms
The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing ...
Alzheimer’s disease study seeks African-American volunteers
(Family Features) — More than five million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two ...
Black women’s health imperative’ program focuses on women health issues
By Maria Adebola Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” ...

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