• Prescription Costs Force Many to Skip Meds

    Jan. 30

    The high cost of prescription medications forces nearly one in 10 adults not to take their medications as prescribed, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report ...
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  • What Emotional Abuse Looks Like

    Jan. 29

    Emotional abuse can go unrecognized. Unlike physical abuse, where the sufferer may be left with bruises, broken bones or black eyes, victims of emotional abuse may not even know it’s happening. In fact, experts say ...
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  • Race and Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival

    Jan. 28

    Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary significantly depending on your race and ethnicity, according to a new study. "It had been assumed lately that we could ...
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  • Children in Urban Areas Don’t Have Higher Asthma Risk

    Jan. 27

    Being poor, black or Puerto Rican are the most important factors determining a child’s asthma risk, according to a new study. This flies in the face of decades of public health assumptions that inner-city children ...
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  • You Only Think You Know Psoriasis

    Jan. 26

    Psoriasis affects about 7.5 million people in this country, but there are still misconceptions about what it is, what causes it and how to treat it. Psoriasis is a skin condition. It’s easy to understand ...
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  • 5 Workout Tips for Naturalistas

    Jan. 26

    Don’t let your hair keep your from exercising. Here are five tips to keep your natural in tip-top shape while you sweat it out. Protect your hair from sweat. Water makes hair expand (whether you’re ...
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  • Great Grains

    Jan. 26

    Grains, especially whole grains, are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. And a recent large-scale, long-term Harvard study reveals that eating more whole grains has been linked to longer life. Researchers estimate that every one-ounce ...
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  • Commentary: Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to African Americans

    Jan. 23

    When Astrid Muhammad heard her phone ring this past Friday, the last thing she expected was a call from the White House inviting her to attend this year’s State of the Union as a guest ...
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