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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.”

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African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when their sleep apnea goes untreated, according to a new study funded mainly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s – collectively called “the holidays” – are for most a magically unique time of year, filled with holiday carols, reunions, displays of colorful lights, love, and affection, often expressed through gift giving.

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Racism in the healthcare system continues to confound, but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities.

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With nearly one out of every four people with diabetes not knowing they have the disease, it’s important to be screened routinely and know the warning signs.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to announce a ban on menthol cigarettes, those most likely to be smoked by African-Americans and younger smokers.

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Commentary by Kari Benson, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging; Jessica Looman, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce; Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health; Emily Piper, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.