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Few sickle cell patients receive beneficial drug
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researchers found that less than one-quarter of sickle cell patients who should have been taking a drug called hydroxyurea actually were.
 
A food prescription for all day long
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Whether you vowed to lose the weight – for the very last time – get your dream job, or rear perfect, angelic geniuses, this year you’ll need energy to achieve all of your heart’s desires (and promises), and I’ve got a deliciously smooth remedy to help. You may have tried these “meal in a cup” beverages lauded for
 
How bad is fat for you?
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Dear EarthTalk: What's the skinny on fat these days? I saw a major magazine cover image recently that was suggesting fat wasn't so bad for us after all? – Marcy Bellwether, Taos, NM Dear Marcy: Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to
 
Black women endure menopause longest
Thursday, May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour. She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she said. “Hot flashes are very annoying,” said Finney, a married mother of two who declined to use her real name. “A
 
Racism and stress killing black women
Friday, May 8, 2015
WASHINGTON – Racism and gender-bias is killing black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped a weeklong series dedicated to raising the awareness about the many challenges black women and girls face living in the United States, activists, scholars and stakeholders addressed the
 
Get a complete physical exam
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
“An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.” In the wake of the Affordable Health Care Act, there have been new changes in what a complete physical exam entails. The upside is that most of these visits are fully covered by insurance plans. Office visits to your primary care providers hold new gradations to allowing a patient to get the best
 

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Lincoln inducts 8 into HOF

Former Lincoln sports information director Rob Knox is one of eight individuals to be inducted

Duke, NCCU go live

The SIAC is No. 1 once again. The HBCU conference had the highest football attendance among the

NCCU success comes with a tag

Success always comes with a price. That’s the message North Carolina Central coaches and