Health & Wellness

National Sickle Cell Disease Poll of African Americans Dispels Long-Held Views

Pfizer Inc., the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University today announced results from a new national poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around sickle cell disease (SCD) among African Americans. The poll, which included responses from adults in the US who self-identified as African American, revealed that while the…

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Rapper Offset Launches $500K Fundraising Campaign for the American Cancer Society

Rapper Offset, of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos, is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and mobilizing his fellow artists, corporate sponsors and passionate fans to raise $500,000 for the organization. Offset’s dedication to the fight against cancer is personal. His inspiration for working with the American Cancer Society is his late grandmother, Sallie…

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Cholesterol Control

Did you know that September is Cholesterol Education Month? Did you also know that LDL (bad) cholesterol can lead to build-up and clogging in the arteries? The higher the LDL levels are, the higher the chances that a person will get heart disease. It’s time to focus on cholesterol control! Too many of us eat…

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Caring for Cancer Patients After the Storm

Even during major weather events, the American Cancer Society is there to offer patient services and programs. People in areas affected by storms who need American Cancer Society services should call our National Cancer Information Center at 1-800-227-2345. Cancer information specialists are available to answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If…

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‘Chase Away Childhood Cancer’ Specialty License Plate Launches in Time for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

There’s now a new way for South Carolina residents to show their support for childhood cancer research efforts. A pediatric cancer specialty license plate is now available from the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. Proceeds from the purchase of the plates will benefit Summerville-based Chase After a Cure, which has raised more than half a million dollars…

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Underfunded Mental Health Can Lead To Horrendous Crime

By Barney Blakeney The August 7 stabbing deaths of two young boys at the hand of their mentally ill uncle points to a need for more resources to support the mentally ill. Local law enforcement authorities say on any given day as much as 20 percent of the inmates at the Al Cannon Detention Center…

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