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Scarred and Battle Tested from Heart Disease, but Still Fighting

By Rhonda E. Monroe (Incoming Board Chair-elect, WomenHeart) WomenHeart (the first and leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease) story begins in February of 1999, when three women, united by heart disease, formed an organization that was destined to become a lifeline for women across this nation. And at the same time, …

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NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation Launch Large Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors related to aggressiveness of prostate …

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Prepare to Prosper

Introducing a series from Wells Fargo dedicated to helping you build your wealth. If you’re ready to financially prosper, join us for a multi-part financial series, Prepare To Prosper. In each article, we’ll discuss different ways to help increase your personal wealth including tips on saving, investing and credit along with guidance on entrepreneurship and homeownership. During this series, you’ll gain …

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AMERICANS USED TO EAT PIGEONS ALL THE TIME AND IT COULD BE MAKING A COMEBACK

Eleanor Cummins Popular Science Brobson Lutz remembers his first squab with perfect clarity. It was the 1970s at the now-closed French restaurant Lutèce in New York City. “I came from North Alabama where there was a lot of dove and quail hunting and I knew how tasty little birds were,” the fast-talking Southerner recalls. “I’m not even sure if I …

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Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Clinical Trials and Sickle Cell Disease in the Black Community

By Dr. Kevin Williams (Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease Unit) This article is the third installment in the “Ask Dr. Kevin” series, brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease. Clinical trials are critical to bringing new medicines to people who need them, particularly …

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From Policy to Plate: Healthy School Meals Start With Us

By Brenda Alvarez Most parents and educators want school cafeterias to serve food that is fresh, local, organic, and nutritious. But the truth is that many school nutrition programs operate on a freezer-to-oven basis. Meals arrive highly processed and ready to pop into the oven. That’s what Sheila Mulrooney Eldred found nearly a decade ago when she first visited public …

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Dallas gives birth to first baby from a uterus transplant

(AP) – The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States occurred in Dallas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center. Hospital spokesman Craig Civale confirmed Friday that the birth had …

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How much a decade of obesity raises your cancer risk

By Jacqueline Howard CNN CNN – The longer a woman is overweight or obese, the more her risk of cancer may increase along with the time. A new longitudinal study on postmenopausal women, published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday, reveals that the duration of having a high body mass index is linked to a higher risk of developing …

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Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Written by Honor Whiteman Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Eating chocolate every day could lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, say researchers. Study …

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