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Jul 23rd

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Health Briefs: Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
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What's love got to do with it?

(NNPA) - Millions of Americans celebrated Valentine's Day last weekend by sending each other flowers, going out to brunch or dinner, or even getting engaged. Of course, advertisers want us to believe that love is about heart-shaped boxes, diamonds, flowers, chocolate, and candlelit dinners. But true love is much more substantive than that. In fact, our addiction to the fairy tales we see in the movies not only makes it less likely that we'll experience love but also leaves us more vulnerable to heartbreak--or worse.
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New numbers show nearly 60,000 Minnesotans have been helped by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Washington, D.C.— At a time when millions of patients are uninsured and having difficulty obtaining the medicines they need to fight debilitating chronic diseases, America’s pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies are stepping up their efforts to help patients all over the country through the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA).    
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Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness, low knowledge of heart attack warning signs among women

Racial gaps exist in women’s heart-health awareness, women’s knowledge of heart attack warning signs requires attention and nearly half of women report they would not call 9-1-1 if they were having heart attack symptoms, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. 
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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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