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Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S. The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases n ...

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Marketing Unhealthy Foods Unfairly Targets Children

Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly   It’s another David and Goliath story. A small group of South LA parents, alarmed about companies advertising unhealthy foods to their children, has banded together to draw attention to the problem. The parents recently roamed their own neighborhoods, shooting pictures of fast food restaurants, grocery store soda displays and candy at the checkout stand. Virginia Parks, ...

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BOOK REVIEW – Clean Design:

  Robin Wilson   BOOK REVIEW - Clean Design: BY: Robin Wilson “This is a book for all people who want to detoxify their home environment. Although my driving force has always been to create living spaces that protect people with allergies and asthma, my advice is appropriate for anyone who wants to live in a purer, less-toxic home… Sometimes my suggestions will be dramatic… but most of my recommendatio ...

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Olivia’s Prayer Teams with Rush University Medical Center to Raise Awareness for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Olivia’s Prayer Teams with Rush University Medical Center to Raise Awareness for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver   In America alone, more than five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  In Illinois, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading major cause of death.  There are more than a half million caregivers in Illinois providing over 600 million hours of unpaid and challenging services at a value of more th ...

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Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health

Sexism and Racism Take Toll on Black Women’s Health   By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode Black women’s physical and mental wellbeing, an emerging body of research finds. Over time, this steady drip of double-discrimination can lead to higher maternal mortality and lower birth weight rates, hypertension and heart disease, ...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers

Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can prevent or slow the development of A ...

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What is Your Obesity Costing You?

What is Your Obesity Costing You? Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who specializes in treating patients with obesity and associated chronic disease ...

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HIV Could Be Impacting Already High Cancer Rates Among Blacks

HIV Could Be Impacting Already High Cancer Rates Among Blacks By Roberto Alejandro Special to NNPA: the Afro-American Newspaper   A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found people with HIV develop cancer at higher rates than would be expected in the general population. This finding has particular public health implications for African Americans, who already suffer the wor ...

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ANYTIME: Smoothies – Blacks Still Underrepresented At all Levels of Politics

A Food Prescription for All Day Long     Whether you vowed to lose the weight – for the very last time, get your dream job, or harder yet, rear perfect, angelic geniuses – this year you’ll need energy to achieve all of your heart’s desires (and promises) and I’ve got a deliciously, smooth remedy to help. You may have tried these “meal in a cup” beverages lauded for their “instant” weight-loss powe ...

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Food Rx for Upset Stomach

BY: DR. RO NNPA COLUMNIST   Food Rx for Upset Stomach Ever get that queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach for seemingly, no reason at all? You’re not alone. Although many people experience inexplicable stomach upsets that have no complicated medical diagnoses, researchers say the symptoms that often follow –nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive upsets, occur in women about s ...

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