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Daring to Dream

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Felix Contreras is, by definition, a dreamer. Not the kind the government categorizes as an undocumented immigrant whose parents illegally brought him to the United States. Contreras is a dreamer in the classic sense, defined by Merriam-Webster as one envisioning...

Crusader Against Cancer

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As far back as Ancient Egypt, cancer has frustrated medical practice. Papyri written around 1600 BC describe various cases, with one concluding that “there is no treatment.” But there’s hope for patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—a cancer that...

UN Tally of Ebola-Linked Deaths Tops 8,000

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BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Geneva-based body says the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from...

Forty-Eight Percent of Black Female Teens Have an STD

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The above figure is not a new statistic. My concern is that it has become the norm and is unacceptable. One fourth of White female teens have an STD. That figure would be a little more acceptable. Is the Black community...

Obamacare: 2015 First Year Uninsured Required to Report to IRS

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President...

Liberia Reports Dozens of New Ebola Cases on Border

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements. The flare-up is due to a number of factors including...

College Degrees Lead to Better Health? Not So Fast, Says New Study.

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Higher education and upward mobility are often touted as a ticket to better health. Yet a new study suggests that the positive health effects of a good education are felt less by Blacks than by Whites. Consider this scenario: Four...

“Ebola Fighters” Named Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year

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Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2014 is...actually more than one person. The highly anticipated tribute this year was awarded to the men and women fighting Ebola around the globe. “The rest of the world can sleep at night because...

National Leaders, Non-Profit Organizations Meet in D.C. to Discuss Ebola Response

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West African leaders, international humanitarian aid organizations, and Washington, D.C. leaders convened at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest D.C. to discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak plaguing countries in West Africa. The Washington Ebola Summit was organized by...

Feeding Your Face

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They say that you are the food that you eat. Well, what if I told you that you are the food that you wear? Today there is a new trend and it includes “slathering” food on your face. It’s...

Do Better Jobs Mean Better Health?

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If you have a steady job that pays a fair wage, odds are you’re in better health than people who don’t. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a reliable job with sufficient pay means more than a paycheck. For...

Blacks Still Trail Whites and Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks who have been diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continue to lag behind Whites and Latinos when it comes to getting linked to care, increasing the chances that they could spread the disease to...

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