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Sep 19th

Health

Smoking by the numbers

Every day I hear the stories of people who want to quit smoking and help people who they love quit smoking.  They want to feel better, live longer, protect their children, and save money – reasons we can all relate to, whether we are smokers or non-smokers.
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First Lady Michelle Obama launches Let's Move campaign to fight childhood obesity

THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama today announced an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight and unveiled a nationwide campaign - Let's Move - to help achieve it.
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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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