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Oct 22nd


Why more Black women don't breastfeed

Why more Black women don't breastfeed'Breastfeeding is for poor people,' my mom once said to me," explains Nicole, a 37-year-old mom from New Jersey, who breastfed two children for a year. "My mom is a very progressive woman, but this was the thinking of her generation. I couldn't believe it."

Diet and exercise: A prescription for slimmer health care costs

As health care costs continue to rise, the American Heart Association is offering advice about how to trim those medical bills. The Association's Minnesota spokeswoman, Elizabeth Warmka, says it's a matter of staying healthy, and the prescription for that is to be active and watch what you eat.

(Health and Wellness) Get your annual medical exam: Got symptoms? Visit the doctor

Okay men, young men and growing boys, there is an issue that needs to be addressed over and over again until your minds change about your health care.  I am speaking to men in general. So if this message does not apply to you, please feel free to spread the word and pass on the following information to other men.

Breast Cancer 3-Day Expo prepares hundreds for 60-mile journey

In preparation to walk 60 miles in three days August 21-23, the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3-Day Expo is having a fun and free event for the public to learn more about the Breast Cancer 3-Day on Sunday, June 7, 2009, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., in Minneapolis.

Put life back in your life: Living well with the Chronic Conditions Workshop

Put life back in your life: Living well with the Chronic Conditions WorkshopDo you or a loved one have a chronic disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, or heart disease, and do you feel limited by it?  Do you feel like you’re spending too much time with the doctor or at the hospital? The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops will teach you how to self-manage your disease so you start to feel better.

Black women contract HIV/AIDS mostly through heterosexual activity

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - C. Virginia Fields, president of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, was giving a speech in Rocky Mount, NC before a group of social service providers when she made a surprising revelation about the AIDS epidemic.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to launch "call to action" against nation's HIV/AIDS epidemic

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS-(NBLCA announced today the launch of a "National Call to Action" against HIV/AIDS as part of NBLCA's annual Choose Life Awards Benefit Gala.
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