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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Affects Younger Women and Black Women At Higher Rates

By E. Selean Holmes Since 1985, October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting all types of cancer affecting millions of people. And each year there are families creating new avenues of public education to keep us informed while fighting for a cure. In Cincinnati, the Holloman family founded The Erica J. Holloman Foundation to raise awareness …

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Improving the Standard of Care and Exploring treatment options

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Following a report earlier this year that drew attention to the challenges of living with sickle cell disease and the urgent need for change in patient care – particularly in hospital emergency departments – Pfizer Rare Disease brought together the Sickle Cell Disease Council for Change (CFC). The CFC consists of more …

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Shocking Texas billboard ignites abortion controversy

By Defender News Service A controversial new billboard along a Dallas highway that suggests black women should view abortion as self-care has sparked both outrage, support, and conversation across social media. “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” the billboard states. “Abortion is self-care.” However, pro-life advocates are not here for the disturbing message sponsored …

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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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