Browsing Archive August, 2016

Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Half of Black and a quarter of Hispanic gay and bisexual men will likely be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new study. This disturbing prediction by the nations premiere health agency, begs the question - Are Public Health Institutions failing people of color. The Centers for Disease Control ...

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Single Dads

Single Dads

  Much has been said in the popular press and psychological research studies about the absence of Black fathers, and the negative effect that may have on their offspring. Some studies suggest that children in father absent homes tend to do poorly in school and may be more likely to develop a substance abuse ...

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5 Signs of Sepsis

5 Signs of Sepsis

According to a new Vital Signs report released by CDC, 80% of people who get sepsis develop this often deadly complication outside of a hospital. Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. A CDC evaluation found 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently used ...

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Jobless Husbands & Divorce

Jobless Husbands & Divorce

Contrary to common belief, a new U.S. study suggests that women's growing role in the workforce is not a major factor in divorce. But a husband's ability to keep a full-time job might be. The study, of over 6,300 U.S. couples, found that the odds of divorce were no different whether a wife worked full-time or not. ...

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Meet FitDC Coach Philip Thomas

Meet FitDC Coach Philip Thomas

Washington, DC is thinking outside the box and challenging its residents to fight obesity! The FitDC Billion Steps Challenge is a fun way to engage and motivate DC residents from across the city’s eight wards to get active by walking one billion steps! Mr. Philip Thomas is a Ward 3 Fit DC Coach and physical ...

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40M Have Bad Breath

40M Have Bad Breath

There are many reasons why you might have bad breath. You can get it if you don't brush and floss regularly. Bacteria that build up in your mouth and between your teeth produce the bad odor. Other problems in your mouth, such as gum disease, dry mouth or cavities, may also cause it. Sinusitis or problems with your ...

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Red Meat Harmful to Kidneys?

Red Meat Harmful to Kidneys?

Eating red meat may boost the risk for kidney failure, but swapping even one daily serving of red meat for another protein may reduce the risk, a large study from Singapore suggests. Red meat intake -- in this case, mostly pork -- was strongly associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal disease, the loss ...

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