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African Americans have the highest rate of hypertension in the world

African Americans have the highest rate of hypertension in the world

By Joyce Onyekaba, M.D., Medical Director, Crown Medical Center

African Americans and the people of African descent have the highest rates of hypertension of any race or ethnic group in the world. 35% of African Americans have hypertension, which accounts for about 20% of the African American deaths in the United States -- twice the percentage of deaths among whites from hypertension.
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Desire Your Cooking honors Black History by preserving legacy of simple, satisfying home-cooked meals

Desire Your Cooking honors Black History by preserving legacy of simple, satisfying home-cooked meals

Dr. Antoinette Lynch announces the release of Desire Your Cooking instructional videos. In honor of Black History Month, Lynch emphasizes gathering families together for home-cooked meals.
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Do cell phone towers cause cancer?

Do cell phone towers cause cancer?


Dear EarthTalk: My uncle worked for over a decade on the top floor of an office building with cell phone towers directly above him. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. Is there any scientific evidence of links between exposure to cell phone tower radiation and cancer?
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Accent salads with flavor and nutrition

Accent salads with flavor and nutrition


Could you and your family use a salad makeover? Sometimes that's what it takes to keep everyone interested in eating a variety of good-for-you salads each week. How do you elevate a healthy salad from simple to sensational? First things first. A tempting salad starts with the freshest, tastiest and most flavorful ingredients you can find. Then, it's the small but important touches that change everything...
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HIV/AIDS: People from all walks of life must confront the crisis

HIV/AIDS: People from all walks of life must confront the crisis

By Bob Johnson

In these times, when HIV/AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, individuals from all walks of life must come together to confront the crisis. In America, where Blacks account for fifty-three percent of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, African-Americans must come to terms with the fact that HIV/AIDS could be the crisis that ultimately destroys our communities if we ignore it.
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UVC professor asserts HIV/AIDS epidemic has reached a state of emergency among African Americans

UVC professor asserts HIV/AIDS epidemic has reached a state of emergency among African Americans

African Americans comprise 13 percent of the U.S. population and now account for nearly half of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS. "The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community has reached a state of emergency and there are signs that it is only intensifying," said Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor and Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia.
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GLBT communities also face enormous challenges with HIV/AIDS

GLBT communities also face enormous challenges with HIV/AIDS

By H. Alexander Robinson

Like the rest of the Black America, Black gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (GLBT) communities face many challenges; the most urgent of these is the continuing enormous challenge of the AIDS epidemic. The primary barrier is homophobia and an unwillingness to talk openly and honestly about sex. Until we can tell the truth about our sex lives, we will continue to have statistics showing that half of the HIV-infected Black men who have sex with men do not know their status.
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