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Straight Black men sidelined in AIDS fight

Straight Black men sidelined in AIDS fightNEWS ANALYSIS

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community.
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3rd Annual Baraza promotes women's health, resiliency

3rd Annual Baraza promotes women's health, resiliencyThe 3rd Annual Baraza: A Black Woman's Health Gathering takes place 8am- 4pm Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Should you be screened for prostate cancer?

Should you be screened for prostate cancer?If you ask Bernie Wooden, he'll tell you straight out that a simple blood test saved his life. The test in question is the PSA (for prostate specific antigen) and Wooden, a 68-year-old African American man living near Washington, DC, had been getting it done every year. "My doctor had been comparing my PSA levels from year to year," he says. "After one of my physicals he calls and tells me that the levels had gone up since the year before, and he referred me to a urologist." The urologist ran some tests, took several small tissue samples, and found seven cancerous tumors.
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Hayden, Anderson awarded for creation of Healthy Eating, Here at Home initiative

Hayden, Anderson awarded for creation of Healthy Eating, Here at Home initiativeSen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-62) and Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-44A), who championed legislation to promote healthy, local eating among low-income families and seniors were recognized at the Minneapolis Farmers Market by a coalition of hunger advocacy organizations.
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Pneumococcal vaccine can help protect you from serious infections

Pneumococcal vaccine can help protect you from serious infectionsLast winter Samuel thought he had caught a bad cold, but after two weeks of being sick, his health took a sudden turn for the worse. Samuel, only 35 years old, started having chest pain and trouble breathing. In a panic, his wife rushed him to the hospital while his children stayed with a neighbor. At the hospital they learned that Samuel had pneumonia, and he needed to stay in the hospital to get well.
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Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting ProtectionOral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.

The study, published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal, revealed that oral contraceptive use for approximately five years can significantly impact the health of women as they age and become more susceptible to endometrial cancer.
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Entrepreneurs address community health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness

Entrepreneurs address community health concerns with businesses that focus on wellnessBad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles ultimately lead her to a business that has not only relieved her pain, but also provided her Washington, D.C.- area African-American community a haven for improved health.
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