Health & Wellness

American Cancer Society Launches New Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Get #YOUnited” in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is teaming up with celebrity ambassadors this month to encourage their families, friends, fans and followers alike to “Get #YOUnited” in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing celebrity designed merchandise and giving donations. With this new campaign, ACS has engaged notable pop culture figures to become ambassadors in championing…

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IMARA Woman Magazine Brings Health Empowerment Tour To North Charleston

IMARA Woman magazine’s 18th annual Health Empowerment Tour, sponsored by Select Health of South Carolina’s First Choice Medicaid health plan and AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, continues Saturday, October 19, at Fresh Future Farm, 2008 Success St., N. Charleston, SC, 29405. This year’s event is themed “Mind, Body, Spirit: Because I’m Worth It!” and runs from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,…

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Pink Promenade at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre to benefit Roper St. Francis Foundation Breast Cancer Program

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Towne Centre and Roper St. Francis Healthcare have partnered to present Pink Promenade, a special catwalk + cocktails fundraiser to benefit Roper St. Francis Foundation Breast Cancer Program. Pink Promenade will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Tickets to attend are $25…

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Palmetto Infusion Partners With The South Carolina Free Clinic Association

Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC, one of South Carolina’s largest and fastest growing privately held companies, is honored to partner with the South Carolina Free Clinic Association (SCFCA). Palmetto will invest $60,000 per year, in efforts to raise over $3 million in grants that will be shared amongst the organization’s free clinics across the state.   “It…

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Doctors’ Group Slams World Health Body For Rationing Ebola Meds

Congolese people seeking a vaccine against the Ebola epidemic could be getting the runaround by the World Health Organization (WHO) which stands accused of rationing the distribution of a drug deemed highly effective against the deadly disease. The humanitarian medical group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) criticized the pace of ongoing inoculations “too slow” and “largely…

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Chicago Doctor Says, ‘Black People are Born Traumatized’

By Bryan 18 X Crawford (The Final Call) – Many Black men and women today understand the social climate they’re living in. It’s a time when tension between Black and White grows more intense with each day. Where current administration policies, combined with centuries of systemic abuse and mistreatment by law enforcement and the judicial system,…

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Researchers Find Shorter Sleep Periods Associated with Obesity in African Americans

Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans. Although some populations are more susceptible to becoming overweight or obese, prior studies have not focused on minorities, the authors wrote. This study examined associations between the participants’ body mass index (BMI) and their reported amounts of…

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Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?

The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series. Click here to view Part 1. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It’s no secret that African Americans – particularly teens – are committing suicide at record levels. According…

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Our World Before and After Vaccines

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – It’s that time of the year when, between back-to-school and flu season, the conversations for and against vaccine really heat up. Let me be clear at the outset, the purpose of this column is not to advocate one or the other (even though I do have my own personal opinion).…

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