• Dirty Air Can Hurt Your Heart

    Oct. 20

    Air pollution—even limited exposure—can do a number on your heart, according to new research. The dangers of dirty air aren’t new; the American Heart Association has long cautioned against prolonged exposure to air pollution. A ...
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  • Bottoms Up! Diabetes and Dairy

    Oct. 20

    Do you choose skim milk to save on calories and because you believe it’s better for your health than whole milk? It might be time to reconsider. A new study finds that people who eat ...
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  • Winterize Your Nails

    Oct. 20

    Winter can wreak havoc on your nails. Everything—from acetone nail polish removers and washing dishes to cold weather and indoor heat—can dry out your nails, leaving them weak and susceptible to breaking, peeling and chipping. ...
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  • 8 HIV Treatment Mistakes You Could Be Making

    Oct. 17

    Recent advances in HIV treatment further solidify the virus is no longer an automatic death sentence, but a manageable, chronic disease. Still, there can be challenges that stand in the way of successful treatment. Learn ...
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  • Health Disparities Can Undermine Homeownership Dreams

    Oct. 17

    Racial inequities in health intersect with other factors, such as wealth inequalities, the recession and subprime lending, to increase foreclosure risk for African-American homeowners, a new study led by a Yale School of Public Heath ...
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  • Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread

    Oct. 17

    A new survey finds the public has a lot to learn about how the Ebola virus is transmitted, which could help explain the growing fears of the disease. The survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation ...
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  • Understanding Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer

    Oct. 16

    Black women are no strangers to developing aggressive breast cancers—both inflammatory and triple-negative. These cancers are harder to treat and impact our survival rates. Read more about the types of aggressive cancers out there, how ...
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  • Healthy Starts With the Church

    Oct. 16

    Recently, researchers have come around to something Pernessa Seele has known for years: Black churches are fertile ground for health initiatives. Last year, a New York Times feature highlighted churches as an asset to breast ...
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