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Study Warns of Looming Mental Health Crisis for Black College Students

Researchers have noted anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and "John Henryism."  The additional mental burdens black college students face can take a toll on their health, according to a new study. By Lauren Camera As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs an affirmative action case that's sparked controversial debate over whether African-American students can succeed at elite universities, a new study shows th ...

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Black Female Obesity Rate Shoots Up T0 57%

By Krystal Franklin While society has made us think the thicker the better, one study is showing that black women and obesity rates are no laughing matter. ABC News reports: Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government resear ...

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Healthy diet could reduce Black women’s risk of ovarian cancer

By blackhealthmatters.com Since tumors are often spotted too late for a cure, prevention is crucial Black women may be able to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by eating a healthy diet, one that includes a higher intake of vegetables, seafood and plant proteins, according to a new study. “As a high-quality diet is likely to have benefits for many chronic conditions, it is probably a safe bet for better h ...

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100 Black Men of Jacksonville Spearhead Men Tackling the Big C Prostate Cancer Support Group

The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. (J100) announce the Men Tackling the Big C Prostate Cancer Support Group (MTBC) initiative. The initiative is an effort to provide support, awareness and collaboration of resources related to prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The J100 will host MTBC Support Group meetings beginning November 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Urban League, 903 W ...

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Long-Term Care Changes Family Dynamics How Family Stereotypes Emerge When Aging Loved Ones Need Assistance

The statistics are staggering. About 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 70 percent of people over 65 will require long-term care services at some point. But few people make preparations for an inevitable part of life that can drain a family both emotionally and financially. Finally, when the need for long-term care approaches the ...

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Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45.

By Dennis Thompson, Jr., HealthDay News The American Cancer Society's new breast cancer screening guidelines are likely to face some resistance within the medical community, based on early reaction. The guidelines, unveiled Tuesday, delay the recommended age when most women should start receiving annual mammograms from 40 to 45. And that's not sitting well with doctors at some of the nation's top cancer cen ...

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10 Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

By Nathaniel Sillin How much time do you spend reviewing your benefits before open enrollment each year? If your answer is "not much," you're not alone. A recent survey by insurer Aflac (http://workforces.aflac.com/about-the-study.php) says that 90 percent of Americans choose the same benefits year after year and that 42 percent forego up to $750 annually by making poor choices. Rushing through annual benef ...

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Sickle Cell Walk Yields Awareness and Unity for Devastating Disease

Despite torrential rain last Saturday morning, a 3K walk route was launched from the Florida State College downtown campus with 150+ enthusiastic sickle cell supporters. The Annual Northeast Florida Sickle Cell Disease Association event is the major fundraising activity for public gene awareness, S-trait screening, patient support and college scholarships. Senator Audrey Gibson, walk Grand Marshall, was emp ...

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Recognizing Behavioral Signs of Elder Abuse People Who Have been Abused Exhibit Physical And Emotional Changes

By Tobi Abramson Recognizing the signs and symptoms of elder abuse is crucial in getting help for older adult victims. Professionals often initially miss many signs and symptoms that can indicate abuse as they can overlap with other symptoms of deteriorating mental health. Recognizing elder abuse is central to prompt intervention and to reducing the impact of abuse on the older person’s psychological and ph ...

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by Lynn Jones Queens Harbor Yacht and Country Club was the setting for the Academy of Removable Prosthetic Implant and Dentistry International Dental Continuing Education Conference: “Practice and Management and Office Economics: Transitioning Your Dental Position of Power” seminar. The two day summit was hosted by Dr. Leroy Polite. The conference was held September 4-5, attracted more than 50 dentists and ...

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