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Dozens of wounded soldiers approved for penis transplants

(Special from HealthDay News and BlackAmerica-Web.com) – Approval has been given for penis transplants on dozens of American soldiers who suffered genital injuries from bomb

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World AIDS Day sees ‘huge setback’ as deaths skyrocket among teens with HIV

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – In an alarming new report by the children’s rights agency Unicef, AIDS was

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Slowing down your diabetes
By Dr. Todd G. Prewitt Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – After a diagnosis of diabetes, people have a variety of reactions. Some want to give up, some get very ...
Elder hunger: New efforts to combat common malnutrition among seniors
By Nell Lake Contributing Writer (Special from WBUR Common Health/New America Media) – After her stroke, a 95-year-old woman in New York State found she could no longer taste her food. She ...
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The holiday season is also the season for increased strokes
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (Special from George Curry Media) – For many years, researchers have been intrigued by a disturbing pattern: Deadly heart attacks increase during the winter holiday season. One ...
$160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry
A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in which U.S. corporations combine ...
Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure not controlling it: CDC
(Special HealthDay News) — Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new ...
Poll: African Americans see global warming as a major threat
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious issue, ranking it as one of four major challenges facing the ...
U.S. adult smoking rate falls to new low
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in 2005, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...
Obama Care improves health of Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million Black Americans have made some type of ...

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