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Which is better for you: sugar or artificial sweeteners?
Friday, September 23, 2016
Dear EarthTalk: What should I know about artificial sweeteners before I opt for them for myself or my kids in place of regular ol’ sugar? - Gretchen Abdow, Philadelphia Dear Gretchen: These days, it’s incredibly easy to consume a huge daily dose of sugar. Grabbing a non-fat, grande latte at Starbucks before work will start your day off with
PALUMBO POINTS: the silent killer
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Any idea how many people were killed in the last century by war? How many were killed in death camps? The staggering, heartbreaking total is estimated at around 200 million people. This is the equivalent of two of every three people currently living in the United States! Now ponder this question: How many people will die in the 21st century from tobacco?
Making voting easier for people with disabilities
Thursday, September 15, 2016
RALEIGH – Three million votes are enough to affect the outcome of elections, including the presidential race, and that's the number of people nationwide who may find it difficult to vote because they live with a disability. That figure, from the American Association of People with Disabilities, is one of the reasons Disability Rights NC released a
Prostate Cancer impacts black men most
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
There is a relatively quiet health crisis in America that has flown below the national radar for decades, and it disproportionately affects African-American men more than any other group. Statistics from the Prostate Cancer Foundation clearly reveal a disparity. Prostate cancer strikes one in seven men. African-American men are 60 percent more likely to be
Ask Nadia: Does low-carb diet raise diabetes?
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Dear Nadia, When you are losing weight on a low-carb diet, does this artificially inflate my pre-diabetes glucose test? – Paula Corin, Linnwood, WA Dear Paula, Pre-diabetes statistics have been in the news for several years with great concern for our national population. It is great that you are staying on top of your health and paying attention

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Dance Pary

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Pepper Festival

The 9th Annual Pepper Festival, one of the

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Duke set to honor campus black architect

DURHAM – Duke University will honor the contributions of campus architect Julian Abele at

African American museum is a ‘living’ testament

The just-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture is a work-in-progress

Obama emphasizes his legacy’s state of jeopardy

The 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards dinner on Sept. 17 not only featured the