• Are Painkillers Making You Deaf?

    Sept. 4

    When you reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever, you’re probably not thinking about your hearing. But a Harvard study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests frequent use of popular painkillers ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) ...
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  • Kidney Transplant Racial Gap Shrinks

    Sept. 4

    The large disparity in kidney transplant rates between blacks and whites in this country has shrunk since the late 1990s, says a new study. The study analyzed nearly 200,000 kidney failure patients and found that ...
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  • Black Men: America’s Great Underappreciated Assets

    Sept. 4

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about black males in the United States? That’s the question social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters would like more Americans to ask themselves. “I’d follow that ...
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  • Cut Calories, Stave Off Age-Related Disease

    Sept. 3

    Make sure you’re healthy in your golden years by eating a little less every day. That's what a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) suggests. The “results are quite intriguing,” study ...
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  • Cost of Diabetes Drugs Often Overlooked

    Sept. 2

    When it comes to treating chronic conditions, diabetes drugs aren’t nearly as sexy as say, Sovaldi, last year’s breakthrough hepatitis C drug that offers a cure for the chronic liver infection at a price approaching ...
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  • The Deal Down There

    Sept. 1

    Just because we have vaginas doesn’t mean we know enough about them and how they really work. There’s a lot that goes on down there, some of which can be embarrassing and a little scary. ...
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  • Breastfeeding While Working

    Aug. 31

    In the spirit of National Breastfeeding Month, the National Medical Association is standing by our commitment to promote awareness and education to our members and the community about the benefits of breastfeeding from a life ...
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  • Why You Should Sleep Naked

    Aug. 31

    Twelve percent of Americans sleep naked, says a recent National Sleep Foundation poll. Another study of 3,700 Americans found only 8 percent slept in the buff. Whichever study is correct, they both point to one ...
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