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Poll reveals sleep differences among ethnic groups

The 2010 Sleep in America poll recently released by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reveals significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics and Whites. It is the first poll to examine sleep among these four ethnic groups.
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HIV/AIDS disparities in Blacks preventable

(NNPA) - Although the number of HIV infections is growing at an alarming rate throughout the Black community, African American women are the group most disproportionately affected. While representing only 12 percent of the U.S. female population, they account for 61 percent of all new HIV infections among women.
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Sabathani gears up for largest food drive of the year

It’s that time of year, and Sabathani is once again asking the community to help fill the stomachs of hungry children and adults who rely on its food shelf every day.  Sabathani hopes to be a recipient of people responding to Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign, an annual effort focusing on the problems of hunger in communities across the state. Sabathani encourages individuals, schools, churches, businesses and civic groups to “be a superhero in the fight against hunger,” this year’s campaign giving slogan.
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How much electricity will plug-in hybrids use?

 How much electricity will plug-in hybrids use?Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? -- G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO
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Many families today could benefit from a little help – look at WIC

As families struggle with tight budgets, Hennepin County would like to remind women who are pregnant or have children under the age of five that they may be able to receive nutrition advice and food assistance through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
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American Stroke Association launches Take 2 to Save 2 stroke campaign

(BLACK PR WIRE) Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, last week launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke.
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Health Briefs: Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
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