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Apr 16th

Health

The state of Black health

Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- Earlier this year, President Barack Obama delivered his very first state of the union address, and in one of his key points, he addressed the need for the United States to resume its leadership role in helping cure the global economy. Similarly, African Americans have arrived at a challenging crossroads in health, and are still battling preventable diseases and conditions in shockingly disproportionate numbers. But BlackDoctor.org, (BDO) is addressing this need.
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Blood sugar lowering foods

(NNPA) - If you are looking for ways to lower your blood sugar, incorporating certain foods into your diet is a way to do it, according to Livestrong.com.
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Public awareness and HIV testing opportunities scheduled in Minnesota

Nearly half of the total AIDS cases reported in the U.S. occur among African-Americans, even though they represent just 13 percent of the U.S population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Almost half of the one million Americans currently living with HIV are African-American.
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Prison gardens

Dear EarthTalk: We’ve all heard about the abysmal food served in prison, as well as the economical, nutritional and even therapeutic value of growing one’s own food.  Are there any agricultural programs or garden projects in U.S. prisons? -- Jerry Mullins, Tennessee Colony, TX
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Environmental concerns in Haiti's earthquake aftermath

Environmental concerns in Haiti's earthquake aftermathDear EarthTalk: What are the primary environmental concerns in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Haiti?-- Frank Dover, Portland, OR
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Mental illness from a sibling's perspective

Even though I have always known that something was a “little off” with my sister, learning that she had a mental illness was devastating. This is something I hear many times from folks in the community about their loved ones.  As Black people, we don’t mind saying our family member is “a little off” or “a little crazy,” but when our loved one gets an actual diagnosis, it becomes real. There are many questions we ask ourselves:  Will I get sick, too? Can I pass this on to my children? What will my friends think of me? Will the church think that I am not a Christian?
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Freeport West launching new housing initiative supporting teen mothers

Freeport West , a 39-year-old nonprofit providing services to at-risk, runaway and homeless youth,  recently announced that in partnership with Freeport Saint Paul Youth Center, it will now offer secured housing in Saint Paul.  The house dedicated to assisting parenting youth and those impacted by domestic violence is made possible by the City of Saint Paul and the United Way.
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