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Black patients treated with less compassion than whites
Thursday, February 11, 2016
A new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management suggests doctors treat dying black and white patients differently, showing less compassion towards terminally ill black patients. The study, “Differences in Physicians’ Verbal and Nonverbal Communication with Black and White Patients at the End of
 
In it for the long haul
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
RALEIGH – The new year is always a popular time for people to start thinking about those extra 10 pounds they gained over the holidays or the 20 pounds they've been trying to lose ... since college. Some people sign up for a new gym membership and never actually go, or they try out a new diet that only lasts a couple of days. Not La Kesha Wiley.
 
Vinegar can help control blood sugar levels
Thursday, January 28, 2016
There could be sweet news for the 29.1 million people the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates have diabetes. According to Dr. Carol S. Johnston, professor and associate director of the nutrition program in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, vinegar can be part of a diet strategy to manage blood
 
PALUMBO POINTS: The truth about chocolate
Thursday, January 21, 2016
If you are like me, you love some chocolate from time to time. Sometimes, we like to eat a little extra chocolate just because it tastes so good! Chocolate has previously been hyped as a food that may ward off cardiovascular disease and could help to improve your memory, but, at this point, that's an overstatement. Here's why: While some observational
 
Cancer drug reduces chemo treatments
Thursday, January 21, 2016
CHAPEL HILL — The cancer drug paclitaxel just got more effective. For the first time, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have packaged it in containers derived from a patient’s own immune system, protecting the drug from being destroyed by the body’s own defenses and bringing the entire payload to the tumor.
 

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Shaw's Richardson hits milestone

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The Brisbane Outlaws of the National Gridiron League in Australia has added four Bethune-Cookman