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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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Seeing Cancer in the Dark

Seeing Cancer in the Dark     Biomedical engineering doctoral student Suman Mondal demonstrates the goggle prototype that uses infrared light to illuminate cancer cells.   They started with a question about what they can be done with light without exposing the patient to radiation.  The answer is, use infrared light. By taking advantage of in the visual spectrum of what humans can and cannot see, docto ...

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Non-Medical HIV Worker Flunk Test on Knowledge of Virus

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent Phill Wilson, CEO of the Black AIDS Institute attend a National HIV/AIDS Awareness event.     Most non-medical HIV health care workers earned a “D” when surveyed on the science and treatment of the virus, according to a new report released this week by the Black AIDS Institute. While 70 percent of the HIV workers scored below 70 percent or the equiv ...

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