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What 1 Million U.S. Covid Deaths Mean

The Covid-19 pandemic is unequivocally the largest mass casualty event in U.S. history. That fact gained more credence when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the
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How Lupus and Fibromyalgia Affect Black Women

This article is part of an ongoing series called “For Our Sisters,” where we examine critical health and wellness issues that impact Women, especially Black Women. Lupus is a disease
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6 Things You Should Know About Sodium and High Blood Pressure

Here’s the skinny on sodium and high blood pressure: There’s a good chance you are consuming too much salt, which means your sodium intake exceeds the recommended daily amount.  The
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Changing the Narrative Around Black Aging with Dr. Jarrod Carroll

Collectively, African-American men have the worst quality of life and shortest life spans of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have the
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3 Facts About Sarcoidosis and Black People

When famous comedian Bernie Mac passed from pneumonia in 2008, sarcoidosis contributed to his untimely death.   Also, when R&B singer Sean LeVert died in a County Jail in Cleveland at
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Why Russell Wilson is the Furthest Thing From ‘Square’

There is a compelling argument for why more people should be in happy marriages. Research suggests that people in one live longer, are less stressed, have more satisfying sex, and
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It’s No Joke: What You Should Know About Alopecia

We are not here to talk about the slap that left Chris Rock’s jaw sizzling like a fajita skillet, as this Twitter user so poetically wrote. Rather, we want to
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Dr. Lisa Bowleg: What Black Men Can Do About HIV

The face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, now in its fourth decade, is Black.  We account for a higher proportion of new cases compared to other races and ethnicities. Though Black
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It’s Not a Game: IPV is Destroying Black Women

This article is part of an ongoing series called “For Our Sisters,” where we examine critical health and wellness issues that impact Women, especially Black Women. Trigger Warning: The following
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Doctor: ‘Healthy Aging’ Starts With These Tips

Rapidly declining health, little to no retirement savings, and premature death. That’s what the picture of Black aging in the U.S. looks like.  While Blacks experience inequities in nearly every
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