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Nov 24th

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Diabetes: An Epidemic Among African Americans

Diabetes: An Epidemic Among African AmericansDiabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a growing epidemic among the Black Americans. The statistics are staggering: according to the National Institute of Health, 3.7 million Black people - that's nearly 15 percent of non-Hispanic Blacks ages 20 and older - have diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be managed, and even prevented.
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Plastic surgery gaining acceptance in the African-American community

WASHINGTON (NNPA)  - A woman pokes and pinches her face in front of a mirror, wondering if a smaller nose and thinner lips will boost her confidence. A patient stands in a gown as her doctor draws surgical lines on her body, and a man blushes, teary-eyed as his family sees him for the first time after his face-lift.
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Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Campaign inspiring parents to take action

Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Campaign inspiring parents to take actionWASHINGTON (NNPA) —Those chips, sodas and snacks that children look forward to when they go into the school lunchroom may soon disappear if First Lady Michelle Obama gets her way. The First Lady started the “Let’s Move” campaign, whose aim is to work with schools and parents to make sure all children are able to receive affordable and nutritious food and safe places to play.
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Minorities at greater risk for kidney disease

WALTHAM, MA – Certain ethnic minorities, including African Americans and Hispanics, are at a higher risk than the general population for developing potentially life-threatening chronic kidney disease (CKD), which has been linked to higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure, according to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
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Is silicone cookware safe?

Is silicone cookware safe?Dear EarthTalk: Are there any health hazards associated with the use of the new silicone bake ware and cooking utensils? I have found information associated with the hazards/benefits of Teflon and other cookware but nothing on the use of silicone. -- Jean McCarthy, Sebastian, FL
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Electric cars, hybrids and... coal power?

Electric cars, hybrids and... coal power?Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? -- Graham Rankin, via e-mail
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TOPS suggests spring activities for healthier living

It’s been a long and stormy winter and snow has found its way to almost all of the 50 states. But, finally, spring is on its way. Daylight lasts longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and there’s more energy in the air. The start of a new season is a great time to renew weight-loss and fitness resolutions. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, shares the following tips for springing into a healthier, active, better-for-you lifestyle.
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