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April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Monday, April 9, 2018
The Men’s Health Network has joined with other cancer organizations to form an awareness coalition to recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. These organizations are calling for increased research and greater awareness of the challenges facing testicular cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Testicular cancer is the most common
 
Final numbers show strong NC insurance signups
Monday, April 9, 2018
New data released last week by federal health officials show that North Carolina had continued strong enrollment on the federal health insurance marketplace during the most recent signup period, but it was a squeaker The data show that close to half of North Carolina’s 519,803 signups for insurance available under the Affordable Care Act (also known
 
Groups protest male circumcision
Monday, April 2, 2018
GREENSBORO – It's a medical procedure performed on more than half of American males, but there is a growing feeling among some that circumcision serves no valid medical purpose and may actually jeopardize male sexuality. This month the group Bloodstained Men & Their Friends is touring the Carolinas to raise awareness about what they say are
 
Pfizer partners with sickle cell disease community
Thursday, March 29, 2018
People living with sickle cell disease fight a lifelong, uphill battle against severe pain, isolation and a medical establishment often ill-equipped to offer compassionate, informed care. That’s why Pfizer Inc., partnered with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America to create oneSCDvoice, a digital platform that provides access to resources
 
Why is breast cancer mortality higher for black women than white?
Sunday, March 25, 2018
White women in the United States are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than black women, but less likely to die of it. There has been a 35 percent decrease in breast cancer mortality rate from 1990-2012. The breakdown by race over this period, however, shows a different story. Death rates for black women decreased by 23 percent, while the death
 
Blacks at risk from unusual optometry practice
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
When Pat Raynor developed cataracts, she hoped her optometrist would simply refer her to a qualified eye surgeon. But the 65-year-old Virginia woman said the optometrist who handled her routine eye exams seemed more interested in business than medicine. He pressured her to accept a form of care known as co-management in which he – rather than the
 

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Basketball Tryouts

Time: 5 to 8 p.m., both days Dons Basketball

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Candidates Forum

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Raleigh-Apex NAACP is hosting

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Community Wealth Building Day

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This day of knowledge

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SCHOOL NEWS

NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School,

Raleigh charter high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – Central Wake High School is in the business of saving lives. Destiny Pope, 17,

Taking men to the mat

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. – Megan Zelasky is a wrestler. At 113 pounds, the 16-year-old is slim,