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Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42 percent more like to die of breast cancer than white women. That is an astounding number and indicative of a variety of factors, many reflecting racial disparities.

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The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African-American community. This is the first in a series.

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There are 16,000 heart attacks and strokes in Minnesota every year, with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women. Many people take a daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.

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Angela Gordon had no known health issues when she ended up in the emergency room with an unbearable headache. It was there that she discovered she had hereditary hypertension. And although she was just 19 years old, her blood pressure had reached stroke level. What shocked her most was learn…

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In Minnesota the weather is a unifying theme of discussion and complaint year-round. 

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The University of Minnesota will lead a $12.8 million project, funded over the course of five years by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), to study how educational experiences in adolescence impact cognitive functioning and deter the development of dementia later in life. NIA is part of t…

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We have all heard that music soothes the soul or calms the mind, but how does it do that? More and more we are finding that learning is easier and with better recall when it is put to music. Think of how many songs you can remember the lyrics for even though it may have been years since you …

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You've heard the uplifting stories; passersby dropping scads of cash into charity collection buckets or anonymous donors paying off hospital bills for strangers and people helping victims during storms and natural disasters.

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Since leaving the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011, I've dedicated my professional life to fighting for full implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) – a law I had the honor of authoring with Congressional colleagues in true bi…

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SAN FRANCISCO – The American Academy of Ophthalmology and National Medical Fellowships announced the recipients of a new scholarship that supports the mission of both organizations to provide more opportunities to underrepresented minority students pursuing medical careers.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) along with more than two dozen of her colleagues in the House and Senate, introduced sweeping reforms Jan. 10 that they say would enhance the U.S. healthcare system and dramatically reduce prescription drug prices in the country.

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In recent years, genetics has become a hot topic in popular culture, frequently making news headlines and serving as a key theme in movies and television shows—and for good reason … our genes are what make us unique. 

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It seems that everyone these days has a friend following a “keto-friendly” diet -- a low-carb eating plan designed to make the body burn fat more efficiently.

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Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million Americans by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you set your New Year’s resolutions for 2019, consider the following ways to maintain and improve your cognitive function.

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Winter can be a sluggish season full of rich foods and little activity. Here are some sensible ways to keep your health on track during the long winter months.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Decades ago, civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. BenjaminChavis Jr., who now serves a president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, coined the term, “environmental racism.”