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Segregated Neighborhoods Raise Heart Risks if You’re Black

Health By Nora Dunne Northwestern University African Americans who live in segregated neighborhoods are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease that people who live in integrated ones, new research shows. The opposite is true for white people who reside in predominantly white neighborhoods. There is no association in either direction for people of Hispanic descent. Neighborhood characteristics, social ...

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High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

Daily sugary drink tied to 13 percent increased risk over a decade, study finds (HealthDay News) — Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals. Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks and type 2 diabetes were linked because sugar promotes weight gain, and body fat contribute ...

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Inaugural Mental Health Fair and Walk a Success

Mental Health in the African American Community (MHIAAC), a national grassroots mental health agency, launched its inaugural Mental Health Fair and Walk last weekend at the Gateway Mall. The theme was “Remove The Stigma – Break The Chains of Silence of Mental Illness.” More than 500 people came out to participate in this free event, which was comprised of an opening ceremony, a 2 mile walk, mental health ed ...

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Annie Ruth Foundation Honors National Red Nose Day

Board members of the AnnieRuth Foundation took a moment to pose in honor of National Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The da ...

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First-of-its-Kind Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers

More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can slow the development of Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers – including African Americans – who have ju ...

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A ‘Fight for Survival’: Male Breast Cancer Awareness

CHICAGO (NNPA) – When you hear the name Twone Gabz, many of us are not familiar with the name unless we are true fans of Hip Hop and have followed the history of the Chicago Rap music scene. Known to family and friends as Antwone Muhammad, he’s been in the music business for almost 15 years, featured on projects produced by Grammy award producer, No I.D., Kanye West, Terry Hunter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erick Sermo ...

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Four Habits to Maintain Weight Loss

Why do some people flounder and others succeed when it comes to weight loss? Experience has taught us that to maintain weight loss, there are four common “habits” that clearly contribute to success. Don’t Stop Now! Successful maintainers intentionally develop and maintain their self-image as a healthy person. You can do the same and avoid old habits of inactivity and overeating. Utilize mental training tech ...

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How to Use a Stability Ball Safely

by Valecia Weeks In some cases working out on the floor is not an option for certain Divas in certain circumstances; but never fear…the STABILITY ball is here. If you desire to change up your abdominal workout or even your push up workout, make the stability ball a part of your regular workout regemin. No matter the exercise, working on a stability ball consistently challenges your core and back muscles to ...

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