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Disparities in care for blacks linked to segregation, unconscious bias

February 11, 2013

Two studies published in January highlight the challenges blacks face in accessing equitable, quality health care. In one study, primary care physicians found to have unconscious bias against blacks received lower marks from their African-American patients on measures of trust and communication skills. Another study found…


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Keeping fit and having fun as we age

January 14, 2013

Far too many people, including baby boomers, don’t get the exercise they need. According to the 2012 Participation Report from the Physical Activity Council (PAC), 35 percent of Americans over the age of 55 are physically inactive.

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Swimming: Not just for summer anymore

January 6, 2013

It’s dark. It’s cold. Heading to the pool might be the furthest thing from your mind. While summer is the time of year for playing at the beach, pool parties and outdoor water sports, the colder months are actually a great time to start swimming.

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Better breathing is possible for people living with COPD

December 29, 2012

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., taking one life every four minutes.1 More than 26 million Americans have COPD, which includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis or both, but alarmingly almost half of those with COPD remain undiagnosed.

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Have yourself a heartburn-free holiday

December 23, 2012

The holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s means family get-togethers, rich food and good times. But it can also mean heartburn. According to some physicians, planning ahead and knowing which over-the-counter treatments may help are essential to keep your gatherings merry and bright.

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A new year brings opportunity for a new you

December 17, 2012

The new year is widely accepted as a time to start fresh, and every year people make resolutions to better themselves. For many, this means vowing to make lifestyle changes to improve how they look and feel. However, sticking to restrictive diets and intense workout programs…

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Dermatologists may unknowingly be misdiagnosing a rare form of cancer

December 17, 2012

CTCL is estimated to affect 16,000 to 20,000 people across the U.S. and approximately 2,500 to 3,000 new patients are diagnosed every year. It can cause visible skin symptoms as mild as a small rash or as severe as tumors, extensive redness, peeling, burning, soreness and itchiness all over the body.

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