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High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods

(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The findings, reported in the May issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, offer further evidence that policies to reduce residential

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Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ Campaign leading to National HIV Testing Day

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon Black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30

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Report: La. abortion restrictions not based on scientific facts
By Sharon Armstrong Contributing Writer It could be said that separating fact from fiction seems to have become America’s national pastime since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, but when ...
The real financial costs of caregiving
By Katy Read Contributing Writer (Special from Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media) — Seven years of caring for her ailing mother have left Heather Boldon broke and scared about her own financial ...
Lupus still disparately affects Black women
By Glenn Ellis Columnist Many chronic diseases are the result of the body’s immune system mistakenly perceiving that the body is under attack from foreign bodies. A counterattack is then ...
Fatal fungus linked to deaths — What you need to know
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Most women — and some men — are familiar with yeast infections. While they are no doubt an uncomfortable nuisance, they are rarely dangerous. Or ...
Can you hear me now? 8 options for affordable hearing aids
By Erica Manfred Contributing Writer, Senior Planet (Special from Senior Planet via New America Media) — More than two-thirds of Americans over age 70 have meaningful hearing loss, experts say, but according ...
Inequities in funding and research on Sickle Cell disease
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Remember a year ago when your friends were pouring buckets of ice-cold water over the heads in the name of science? In total, a ...
Secret hospital inspections may become public at last
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under ...
New initiative helps moms gain access to fresh produce at farmers markets
By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer Breastfeeding mothers, or those who receive benefits from the federal program Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, now have a unique, new resource for ...

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