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Help your child reach a healthy weight
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The percentage of children who are overweight, or even obese, is still high. And while most parents are anxious to try and help their children get to a healthier weight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish. However, it's a goal worth striving for. Overweight children often have self-esteem issues, face teasing or bullying and are at increased risk for
 
American Health Care Act includes ‘age tax’
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
RALEIGH – Analysts predict insurance premiums could go up by as much as $8,000 for people 50 and older under the American Health Care Act that will go before the U.S. Senate in the coming days. In addition to removing protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the bill would allow insurers to charge as much as five times the premium to
 
5% of Durham children lack health insurance
Saturday, May 13, 2017
DURHAM – Good health provides a strong foundation for children’s success in all areas of life, and health insurance coverage is a critical resource that supports health and wellness. Ninety-five percent of children in Durham have health insurance thanks in large part to expansions in coverage created by the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and NC
 
New reports show health disparities based on race, ethnicity and gender
Monday, May 8, 2017
ATLANTA – A pair of health equity reports show that African-American men and women face significant disparities when accessing quality health care compared to white men and women and other ethnic groups. For the first time, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid collected quality data showing racial, ethnic and gender disparities in quality of care
 

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Vigil

The Religious Coalition invites you to join the

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Youth Mentoring

Come and learn more about About Accelerating

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Honors Luncheon

Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Bridges Pointe, Inc., will

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Black AIDS Institute announces 30-day campaign

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon

Ensuring the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

In May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

Club AAU team signs college scholarships

DURHAM – Seven years ago, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club fifth-grade basketball