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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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All-Day Habits for a Better Night’s Sleep

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times   Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day long can have major implications on how you feel when you hit the hay. Read up to get the best shut-eye possible!   Morning Keep your wake-up time consistent: Different wake-up times every day of the week can mess with your slee ...

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Blacks Still Trail Whites, Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   The CDC reported that young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for more new HIV infections than any other subgroup of MSM. African American women accounted for 64 percent of AIDS diagnoses among all women in 2010, compared with 17 percent of Latino women 15 percent of White women.  Although Black teens represent only 17 percent of the ...

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Soda Companies Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption in Beverages by 2025

  Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have committed to work together to cut the number of calories Americans consume in soda each year.  The proposal, introduced at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, will reduce the number of calories Americans consumed per person in beverages by 20 percent over the next 10 years.Soft Drinks1 According to TheAssociated Press, this initiative stems ...

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Studies Link – Obesity and Cancer

Studies Link - Obesity and Cancer               Sharon Carter does everything that she can to lose weight. After years of overindulging, she said she eats three healthy meals per day, her snacks are healthy and they are few and far in between. Carter regularly walks and sometimes jogs for exercise, and she also encourages Nichelle, her 15-year-old daughter, to eat only in ...

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications             Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for m ...

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Exchanges Fail to Protect Colon Cancer Patients

By: Jasmine Greenamyer Contributing Writer Colon cancer will claim more than 50,000 American lives this year. One in 20 people will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. Thanks to better screening and new treatments, the death rate from colon cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. But even the best screening and treatment can’t help those unable to afford health care. The Affordable Care Act ...

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