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The 3 Significant Benefits of Running Daily

There’s a good chance you know someone who absolutely detests running. That may even be you.  The reasons why are convincing. Running makes you ‘dog tired’ and your legs hurt
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Black People, Public Health and Tobacco Use

This is a report featuring a virtual discussion with LaDarius Gammage of the Florida Department of Health. For generations, the African-American adult population has been devastated by tobacco use in
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Hard Truths About African Americans and Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation can be your ally or nemesis. Acute inflammation is your friend. It manifests when the immune system sends a surge of inflammatory cells to trap a foreign agent that
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How to Know If You’re at Risk for Monkeypox

Monkeypox may be a rare disease, but these days it isn’t acting like it. On June 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting to determine whether the
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15 Self-Care Tips for Black Men

If you had a quarter every time you heard the phrase “self-care,” you’d probably have enough for a decent down payment on a house. The term, which demands us to
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Key Resources for Victims of Gun Violence

If you are an American citizen, chances are you or someone you know has been a victim of gun violence. Everytown for Gun Safety reports that 58% of American adults
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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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